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Rocket restorations

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:37 pm
by Hotdog
Restoration of the Saturn I Block II is in full swing!

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Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:58 pm
by airkale
Send pictures!

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:25 pm
by SpaceCanada
Wow, the colour contrast is shocking. I look forward to further updates.

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:11 pm
by Hotdog
Repaint of the Saturn I was completed back in February. Here's how she turned out:

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Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:13 pm
by Hotdog
Pathfinder will be next! BOLO for an announcement on that soon. It's a very big project that will take 3 years to complete.

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:21 am
by airkale
Wow that looks great! So thankful that actual flight hardware is getting taken care of!

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:37 am
by airkale
Wait a second... When did they convert that Saturn1 into a block 2 vehicle? That LES and boilerplate aren't original.

Mysteries Mysteries...

I guess thats what happens when you don't live in AL.

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:06 am
by Boomerang
To my knowledge this was always a Saturn 1 Block II vehicle.

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:04 pm
by airkale
Now, let me first offer a disclaimer, my brain is a pile of mush because of too much stress. But I'm almost certain the Saturn 1 only had a shroud back in the day similar to the block one Saturns that were used for the water shots when they were still testing the Saturn vehicles.

I'm going to look at pictures now...

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:12 pm
by airkale
OK I know where I went wrong. I'm thinking of the S1 block 1 at MSFS next door. See what happens when you get old!

Re: Rocket restorations

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:57 pm
by SpaceCanada
The Saturn I looks beautiful. They did a great job with the restoration. I really look forward to Pathfinder’s restoration. Back when the foam was original, not painted over, we would count the pennies stuck in the foam from people throwing them at the ET. Anyway, I have many good memories of the Saturn I as well.