My New-Ware detail set came in, so I’m getting back to the Saturn V build. The resin detail parts are very nice. I’ll be using the batted F-1 engines that came with the New-Ware set. As far as the aft skirt goes, I’ll be using the resin air scoops that are on the engine fairings. I looked at using them as is and removing my sheet styrene additions, but I don’t like the way that they are modeled as recessed parts. They were not recessed on vehicle, they were actually on the outside of the skirts. (Update: They actually were recessed, but they also had a raised section of scoop that is not on the New-Ware parts.) So I cut the scoops out of the part and discarded the rest. I will be using my styrene add-ons after all. I will then attach the air scoops to my styrene additions.
The pictures show most of the resin parts and how nicely they are molded. There is a fret of etched brass that has many more details on it. I’ll post a picture of those soon.
The Airfix aft skirt has a very noticeable bump on the mold lines. I really want to get rid of those, so I have sanded that section of the aft skirt flat, and I’ll try scribing new ribbing in those areas. I really don’t want to sand off all the ribbing and try to replace it with styrene strips or scribing new ones all the way around the skirt. We shall see how it goes.