Monday, May 29, 2017

A few months ago I got inspired to start working on a complete Saturn V model. It's been a lot of fun to model and learn about not only the Saturn V/Apollo program in general, but also some of the specifics of the various components, like the design of the F1 and J2 engines. The modeling is not quite complete, but it's getting there.

References include (in no particular order): 

Huge thanks to Chris Pennello for a beautiful set of pictures of a high detail J2 model, as well as some fantastic refs in the form of a PDF.

Here's the F1 engine:

The J2:

The S-IC stage:

The S-II stage:

The S-IVB stage (include the Service Module adapter, the SLA):

The Service and Command Modules :

Finally, the rocket can't take off without a launch tower, so....

Hopefully more to come...