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Old 03-23-2022, 09:16 AM
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Thanks guys, I believe I have all the info. I need. It seems odd that the blow-molded LEM shroud of the 7251 kit is more detailed with surface features than any drawing that I've seen so far. I also compared the 7251 S1B LEM shroud to the 1969 SV LEM shroud (which as we know is slightly smaller) and the SV LEM shroud has far less surface features.
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Old 03-23-2022, 01:06 PM
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Thanks guys, I believe I have all the info. I need. It seems odd that the blow-molded LEM shroud of the 7251 kit is more detailed with surface features than any drawing that I've seen so far. I also compared the 7251 S1B LEM shroud to the 1969 SV LEM shroud (which as we know is slightly smaller) and the SV LEM shroud has far less surface features.


I have an old #2048 Saturn 1B (1:100 scale) that is mostly done, just needs black paint applied. I ordered a few plastic LEM shrouds from Estes to add to my older, unbuilt Saturn V kits. I thought I would use one for my older 1B kits. (I have 2, after gifting one to a friend.) I was surprised to discover it didnít fit! Even more reason now to buy the new kit. And I should have bought one before price increases, and the smaller discount from AC Supply. Oh well, at least Iíll be buying with dollars that arenít worth as much as they were.
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Old 03-23-2022, 01:20 PM
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Thanks guys, I believe I have all the info. I need. It seems odd that the blow-molded LEM shroud of the 7251 kit is more detailed with surface features than any drawing that I've seen so far. I also compared the 7251 S1B LEM shroud to the 1969 SV LEM shroud (which as we know is slightly smaller) and the SV LEM shroud has far less surface features.

I do not have either kit. But I will admit that I don't have every little detail in my drawing.

The Estes 1/100 Saturn-V kits have gotten better and better detailing since the first one came out in 1969. THere's been at least 4 versions now. The first one had a perfectly smooth Apollo Command Module /BPC (as did Centuri's), and embossed paper corrugated sections, for example.

It is so odd that the Saturn-IB version is slightly smaller. As for more surface detail, that can be explained by re-using the original 3D file and adding more detail to the file. Though one would think the #1969 kit's LM shroud mold would have been re-used.
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