Launch Umbilical Tower Lut>144 Monogram/airfix Saturn V
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Launch Umbilical Tower Lut>144 Monogram/airfix Saturn V:
ROCKET IS NOT INCLUDED - SHOWN FOR REFERENCE NOT BUILT
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This kit is made by EduCraftDiversions, not Space Voyagers AdventureUltimate, Monogram/Revellor AirfixSaturn V Models but is designed for them.This is an UN-BUILT papermodel kit of NASA's Apollo Saturn V Rocket Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT) and Mobile Launcher Platformin 1:144 scale. The Rocket is not included. It stands about 40" high. Intended for use withMonogram or any 1/144scaleSaturn V model.The rocket is not included. This paper model kit includes:
- 1 set of 18 quantity 11"x17" color laser paperparts sheets
- 1 CD containing the90 pageAssembly Procedure Manual inPDF file.
Bare bones package, to keep cost as low as possible,it is sent with parts sheets rolled.
One of the pictures shows examples of the instruction pages on the CD and an example of one of the parts sheets. The kit will require scissors, water based various color marking pens, cutting board, white glue, corrugated cardboard for sub-support on main platform, etc (Not included).
Other launch platforms for varied scales and types are also available (Saturn 1B, Space Shuttle) as is the Crawler Transporter. If you have a desired scale which is not listed, please email.
PLEASE NOTE: These are printed to order so please add 1 additional week of delivery timeexpectation. The printing service sometimes experiences delays and posting of items is made about once a week, so delivery time will be reflected accordingly, OK?Shipping costs reflect time and resources,not postage fees only. Paypal is required on but other arrangements will be made if requested.
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PLEASE NOTE: These are printed to order so please add 1 additional week of delivery timeexpectation. The printing company sometimes experiences delays and posting of items is made about once a week, so delivery time will be reflected accordingly, OK?Shipping costs reflect required time and resources,not postage fees only. Paypal is required unless arrangements are made prior to sale end.
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It occurs how silly the Saturn5 144th scale rocket looks, displayed without it's Launch Umbilical Tower. In reality... the Saturn V rocket existed on its Mobile Launcher Platform for the entirety of its tenure on the planet... having been constructed upon it. Indeed, it existed in flight wholly, for a matter of only 3 or so minutes on its flight to the Moon. You can get away with Gemini, Mercury, Constellation/Orion... But this rocket's just got to have a tower next to it.
So, here it is! An excellent display accouterment for your plastic model launch vehicle.
Assembling this intricatepiece might seem daunting. Toquote HAL 9000in 2001: a space odyssey ... "I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over..."It's really only a matter ofgoing step by step through the Procedures Plan. Individual builder's may excludemany of thedetails for a much speedier build and still have a piece worthy of their Saturn V display.
The printing on the parts sheets is quite rugged, but if you need replacements, they will be made available at little or no cost. If a mistake occurs... Anticipate full project support and simply email. Our motto? "Houston, we've not a problem..."
No painting required, at all. All the intricate graphics detailing is already done. Just coloring of exposed white paper surfaces and edgeswith your water based color marking pens (not included).
The strength of the paper is more than adequate, especially in load bearing parts, whichare folded and glue-laminated, creating a type of "ply-paper" strength. The engineering design of the actual L.U.T. also comes into play.Larger parts will have a cardboard, (or builder's descretion)sub-support. It ends up being sturdy. Included is a 'desk wedge/bar" type display sign depicting actual lunar anorthosite as if made of Genesismoon rock meteorite thin slice.
This paper model kit comes professionally colorlaserprinted on 18, 11"x 17" paper (32 lbs. test) sheets. The 87 page instruction manual ispatterned after the official Apollo program Flight Plan (just for fun) andis on a CD (included). A trip to Kinko's will provide you with a hard copy... black and white or color.
The partsgraphics capture a lovely, weathered, flight used LUT, which is how it looked for the majority of its service. It is as complete and accurate as the medium will allow for and lends itself to the individual builder's added detail. It is quite more accurate than the one seen in Tom Hank's Apollo 13 movie, excellent dvd as it is.
Are you GO or no-GO?
There is one word you will hear as your friends enter the room and see the impressive piece you're building. And that word is, "wow." The paper idea lends itself nicely to actual LUT construction, since the real one was essentially made from flat stock.The printed graphics lend much higher detail. Thisgives ita level of artistic expertise in its texture not commonly available, creating a fine faux effect to many of the surfaces.
It will take some doing, sometimes arduous.... and a bit ofoverall "MacGyver-ing" to craft this stately addition to your denor party room'sdecor. (Think of the more painstaking phases as being a sort of astronaut psychological training test as in the movie The Right Stuff...). Having said that... It is designed to allow for a bit more of asimplified construction, if fewer parts are used at the builder's discretion, still capturing a sense of being a worthy platform.The buildermay omit many of the more intricate assemblies and still have an impressive piece.
I liken the construction oftheApollo Launch Umbilical Tower Model Kit, to that of buildinglarger sea vessel models such as The Constitution Sail Ship or Academy 350 Titanic with rigging and brass-etched add-ons.
Suggestions for other kit ideas are always welcomed and may be emailed.
This kit is priced at minimum, mostly due to printing costs... (Kinko's takes $3.50 per 11x17 32lbs. wt. color sheet)
Sadly... the actual, original Apollo program's Launch Towers were only recently destroyed because of lead paint Environmental concerns. There was a most illuminated and concerted effort to save LUT #1 and use it to erect a monument to human kind's singular successful venture to another satellite, but, though a superbly gallant effort was made to save it, unbelievably, this unique piece of space flight history is now gone forever. Can you imagine if the USS Arizona BB39 wreckor mighty Memphis Belle B-17had been scrapped? Or the Mayflower had been saved?Other than the capsule itself, the LUT represented the only other piece of actual, direct, flight used hardware which survived.Although, parts of the Apollo launch complex were incorporated into the Space Shuttle's... a large tower section and Mobile Launcher Platform will be used at pads 39A/B for the rest of the STS program.
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