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Old 09-15-2021, 07:23 PM
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With the #2001 kit I would 'throw away' the paper + vacuform fin shrouds and balsa fins. I would order a set of replacement fins/shrouds for Boyce Aerospace. The Boyce fins are closer to scale. The single piece Boyce shroud/fins builds MUCH easier and faster. And I personally think it looks better. The Boyce parts have their own flaws but overall result in a better looking model on the pad (again, just my opinion).
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:15 PM
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+1 to what Buzz said above.

The shrouds in the #2001 kit are the same lousy cardboard as the original K-36 kit.
Not good at all.
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I don't know - I think the paper fin-fairing shrouds are more robust the the vacuform fairings in the 2157 and the balsa fins are far better than early vacuform fins (later 2157 kits had injection molded fins - much better).
That being said, most of the 2157 Saturns I built (and I built a bunch - at least a dozen) I used cast resin fin-fairings from Moldin-Oldies (that was before the 3d printed units were available).

If you go for a 29mm mount you for sure want to replace the stock fin-fairings with something more robust.
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I have a set of those Resin fin-fairings as well.
Going to use those on my next one.
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Default Boyce Aerospace fins

I'll definitely have to check out their fins. Thanks!
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