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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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AMT 700 "Man in Space" Rocket Kit Finished

Just finished AMT 700 "Man in Space" Rocket Collection.

A great little kit featuring some amazing American Ingenuity back in the 1960s
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 01:48 PM
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Wow, that's nice! I like the lighting effects. Did that crawler base come with the kit?
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Wow, that's nice! I like the lighting effects. Did that crawler base come with the kit?

Thanks for all the compliments!!


The base did not come with the "Man in Space" Kit

I used the base from a Revell 1/144 Apollo Saturn V kit #80-4909 and the tractor wheels came from a Hasegawa HSGS1729 1/200 Space shuttle Kit. The Revell base does not come with the tractor wheels
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Very nice! You did a great job.

I ordered a space shuttle w/boosters in the same scale to add to this display when I build mine out. I hope mine comes out as well as yours has.
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Thanks for all the compliments!!


The base did not come with the "Man in Space" Kit

I used the base from a Revell 1/144 Apollo Saturn V kit #80-4909 and the tractor wheels came from a Hasegawa HSGS1729 1/200 Space shuttle Kit. The Revell base does not come with the tractor wheels
I rather like the idea of a crawler large enough to hold all those boosters. Makes me imagine what kind of giant vehicle it was originally designed for, like one of those mammoth SSTO designs from way back.

Beautiful work!
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Very nice! You did a great job.

I ordered a space shuttle w/boosters in the same scale to add to this display when I build mine out. I hope mine comes out as well as yours has.
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I rather like the idea of a crawler large enough to hold all those boosters. Makes me imagine what kind of giant vehicle it was originally designed for, like one of those mammoth SSTO designs from way back.

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Thanks guys for all the compliments!!

When I started building the "Man in Space" kit I really liked how it was coming and soon realized that I needed a base to display them all together. I had the base from the Revell kit so I started looking around for the tractor wheels and found that the Hasegawa kit had the tractors. I was very happy when I got the tractor wheels that they looked in scale with the base.

I bought the Hasegawa shuttle kit and verified the tractor wheels would look good and work with the base and then called them just to order the parts so I would still have the full kit to build. I did the same with the Revell base
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Gee, that's a very nice rocket display. The best thing is that they are all in the same scale so we can see right away how small was the Redstone rocket , Titan, Atlas compared to the HUGE Saturn V. Is this ''Man in space'' kit still produced of you bought it years ago ?

I'm currently rewatching (for the I don't know how many times) ''From the Earth to the Moon''.... Man it's a very good series. And during my one week at the beach, I've read 2 very good ebooks ''Liberty Bell 7 The Suborbital Mercury Flight of Virgil I. Grissom'' and also ''Apollo Missions Unsung Heroes''. I've learned a lot of unknow stuff...... for sure that Gus DIDN'T blow up the hatch.... Also, did you guys know that NASA had some very suspicious reasons to suspect that the Soviets were doing some RF interference from a submarine near the Cape during the preparation of Apollo 11? The bizarre thing is that once NASA finished intalling a huge dish on top of the VAB (Vehicule Assembly Building) to pinpoint the origine of the RF inteference, it all stopped.... If your a fan of this fantastic early space program, get those books.....
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I'm currently rewatching (for the I don't know how many times) ''From the Earth to the Moon''.... Man it's a very good series.
It is a great series, I really wish they would do an HD transfer for it and release it on Blu-Ray. I'd gladly buy it a 3rd time to have it in HD (the first DVD set was letterboxed, then they released an anamorphic one).

You know you've been looking at too many Saturn V models when all you see are the errors in the kit instead of the great skill building it... I spent weeks comparing kits before getting the 4D vision one a few weeks ago (thread about that in the military / aircraft section).
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It is a great series, I really wish they would do an HD transfer for it and release it on Blu-Ray. I'd gladly buy it a 3rd time to have it in HD (the first DVD set was letterboxed, then they released an anamorphic one).

You know you've been looking at too many Saturn V models when all you see are the errors in the kit instead of the great skill building it... I spent weeks comparing kits before getting the 4D vision one a few weeks ago (thread about that in the military / aircraft section).
''From the Earth to the Moon'' was on TV a couple months ago in HD. But I didn't watch it because it was the last episode. But it sure looked like HD. I have the DVD version, still looks nice (I've growed up with the VHS and Beta so DVD is GREAT..... HD or BR is total HEAVEN... hehehehe).

Your 4D Saturn V is absolutly amazing. Ya know, I've actually never closely looked at my Saturn V kit (1/144) and compared it to the real thing. So I can't understand what you've noticed. From a far, all Saturn V kits looks all the same but I bet that once you pay attention at the details, well there's most likely differences between them. Up t now, my experience i real space modeling is the LM (1/48) and the Gemini capsule (1/24). I can talk about them with no problem, but not the Saturn V. My next real space project will most likely be the 1/12 Mercury capsule from MRC. Can't wait to detail this beast.....
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Gee, that's a very nice rocket display. The best thing is that they are all in the same scale so we can see right away how small was the Redstone rocket , Titan, Atlas compared to the HUGE Saturn V. Is this ''Man in space'' kit still produced of you bought it years ago ?
The kit is out of production from Round2 but you can still get them on eBay. Just search for AMT 700 Man in Space. I bought mine a few months ago.
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Your 4D Saturn V is absolutly amazing. Ya know, I've actually never closely looked at my Saturn V kit (1/144) and compared it to the real thing. So I can't understand what you've noticed. From a far, all Saturn V kits looks all the same but I bet that once you pay attention at the details, well there's most likely differences between them.
It's the details like the cable tubes and ullage rockets that are not quite right on many kits, revell/monogram being the least accurate, they made the molds using early pre-production blueprints and never updated to match what was launched.

The airfix 1:144 kit is more accurate than the revell but is still not quite right.
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