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Carl@Semroc 08-29-2008 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark II
I have nowhere near the required modeling skills, but I wish you all the best on this project. Great idea, Carl, to tap the members of your highly talented "team." :)

Mark \\.
I believe you do! I have seen your work.

Mark II 08-29-2008 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Carl@Semroc
I believe you do! I have seen your work.

[Blush :o] OK, sign me up then, and I'll give it my very best shot. :)

(Gee!!!)

Mark \\.

chanstevens 08-29-2008 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by barone
Man....I went home for lunch and there was a box on the stoop. I'm going "No way.......I know Carl is fast but this cannot be.....". Sure enough, it was my ROTW book from NARTS :o


Well, at least now you'll know what the thing's supposed to look like when you finish it :p .

barone 08-29-2008 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by chanstevens
Well, at least now you'll know what the thing's supposed to look like when you finish it :p .

LOL....No, I already checked....no details for the SA-205 ;)

chanstevens 08-29-2008 09:35 PM

SA-205 data
 
Carl:

I found a bunch of decent scale data for this specific mission. Way too much to post here as attachment. I'll try emailing it you to at Semroc, but we might want to see if someone here would be willing to temporarily host it (note--some of these are commercial grade photos and should probably not be freely distributed across the net). Example--I've got the John Pursley photos.

chanstevens 08-30-2008 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Carl@Semroc
We need 30+ Saturn 1B's built for an upcoming project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 7 (October 11, 1968). These models will be our Saturn 1B kit with modifications and Apogee capsules, for ease of build. They will be non-flying and painted and decaled to match SA-205.

We have some master modelers lined up to build up to 10, but need 20-25 more built. Launch Magazine is behind us on this project and Mark Mayfield and I are working out details on contest prizes for the best model.

We need these completed and returned to us before October 7, 2008. We will supply the model and capsule, shipping container, and return postage. You supply the manpower, modeling skills and building supplies.

We are offering this first to the SVDT which has some of the best modelers in the world. If you know of additional modelers that can build a pristine Saturn 1B in a short period of time, please let me know on this thread. We need these to all be the "best of the best."

We will not be able to return any of the models except possibly the best one or two as judged by an independent panel of judges. Take plenty of pictures and we will as well.

Any additional details of the specific finishing aspects of SA-205 are also requested. Please keep this quiet and within this group and the other modelers that are brought onboard until we make it public.


A bunch of photos are viewable/downloadable at http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html (look for the Apollo 7 link in top left of the frame).

chanstevens 08-30-2008 05:58 AM

I wonder if anyone could try to reshoot this photo 40 years later...

Royatl 08-30-2008 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by chanstevens
I wonder if anyone could try to reshoot this photo 40 years later...


Well, then we'd need one of Sheri's Saturn 1B's!

Darn, we could easily have set it up a month ago!

chanstevens 08-30-2008 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Carl@Semroc
Thanks Craig, Don, Chan, and Roy. The packages will go out today. The capsule will ship next Wednesday. You can start on an existing kit, but these are slightly different. An errata sheet will be ready by this weekend.

Still need 21 more!


Hopefully you can just post or email the modifications you want. I got my big honkin' box today and am ready to start on it. I'll stick to tube spiral treatments and such, surely not affected by your mods.

Also, you probably don't need to go Priority on the capsule kits--it's not like any of us will be stopped and needing these early next week. Cheapest/easiest would be the way to go.

--Chan Stevens

Royatl 08-30-2008 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by chanstevens
Hopefully you can just post or email the modifications you want. I got my big honkin' box today and am ready to start on it. I'll stick to tube spiral treatments and such, surely not affected by your mods.

Also, you probably don't need to go Priority on the capsule kits--it's not like any of us will be stopped and needing these early next week. Cheapest/easiest would be the way to go.

--Chan Stevens


Dang it, I was planning on starting the project during the three day weekend, but our USPS seems to have gotten crappy on Atlanta the past couple of months. My sky-of-gold certificates got here today properly mangled one or two days after everybody else seemed to get them (actually, they aren't in that bad a shape, though my mail carrier did nearly put a crease in one of them).


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