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Old 05-23-2012, 01:38 AM   #1
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Finally I got my hands on my holy grail of models- Bandai's Otona no Chogokin series Apollo 11 & Saturn V in 1/144. I missed the boat of buying this beast when it came out in 2009. Fortunately I didn't pay some ridiculous price as seen on ebay but still a bit more than retail. Regardless it was time for me to get this model since my Bandai's Space Shuttle was getting lonely.

There's plenty of reviews of the model online so I won't go into full details, this is mainly a picture review. Hope you like it- I know I do!

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This is everything the model came with, quite impressive:

Here's some of the support beams if you want to have the model on it's side:


The first stage is quite impressive, it's just as big as bandai's space shuttle with the boosters.




















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Here's a closeup of some of the details:



Now Let's stack it up:




The model itself is about 32" High including the display stand


Here's a quick comparison shot between the shuttle and the Saturn V. It's twice as big, imagine watching that bird fly! It's like a skyscraper.


It is now displayed like this in my cabinet:

Maybe one day I'll get some more memorabilia of Apollo 11 or have it on a wooden display base.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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Wow! I imagine the ones used on the actual lunar movie set were just as nice! : )
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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wow! amazing details! If only our 1:200 planes were as detailed as this! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:35 PM   #5
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Found a nice little moon plaque for $10 on ebay to go along with the Bandai Saturn V


Now it looks more awesome:
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So glad you enjoyed the astronaut figure, SKF. He looks much better in your display than he ever did just sitting in his box in my closet. Your display is amazing, BTW.
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That display is awesome!!!!!
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I know it sounds like a really stupid question but where can I get one of those to buy?
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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Awesome model + good pics. Is it plastic or diecast?
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Fantastic display

I really like that splashdown recovery scene as well
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #11
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I know it sounds like a really stupid question but where can I get one of those to buy?
It's pretty hard to find now for a decent price. It sold out in all websites, maybe a few stores in Japan might have them. But right now ebay is probably the only option and the price is above $1000+
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Awesome model + good pics. Is it plastic or diecast?

Some parts are made of metal and some are made from plastic.
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anyone who has bought the Saturn V Apollo 11 or Apollo 13 rocket could spare their ascent stage of the lunar module? If you display it upright and have no need for the LM, please send me a PM. I wish to purchase it from you, thanks.

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Hello there my name is john and I have both of them and now I will get the shuttle. I will have to say that I just recieved the dragon wings saturn v 1/72 scale it is good but with minor little over spray in the third stage . Later on I will take a look at the rest of the model and let you guys know about it.
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It is now displayed like this in my cabinet:

Maybe one day I'll get some more memorabilia of Apollo 11 or have it on a wooden display base.
That is incredibly speccy SKF.

Mate, what is the total length of the rocket displayed in that configuration please?
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That is incredibly speccy SKF.

Mate, what is the total length of the rocket displayed in that configuration please?
I just measured mine and it is 36 inches. I could put the stages closer together and perhaps reduce it down to 33 inches. Very nice model. For the purist space enthusiast, this model has one serious flaw. The service module is too long and is not to proper scale compared to the rest of the model.

Here is the link to my Bandai Apollo 11 Saturn V model on my website.


I also have the Bandai Shuttle model. I never liked the plastic bases these model came with. In my opinion, the quality of the model is so good, however they supply a cheap looking plastic base. I built a nice wooden base for mine and used the plastic holders from the original base. It also takes less space in my display cabinet.

Here is the link to the Bandai Shuttle on my website.

A good source for space models is the Buy & Sell section of the collectSpace forum.

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I just measured mine and it is 36 inches. I could put the stages closer together and perhaps reduce it down to 33 inches. Very nice model. For the purist space enthusiast, this model has one serious flaw. The service module is too long and is not to proper scale compared to the rest of the model.

Here is the link to my Bandai Apollo 11 Saturn V model on my website.


I also have the Bandai Shuttle model. I never liked the plastic bases these model came with. In my opinion, the quality of the model is so good, however they supply a cheap looking plastic base. I built a nice wooden base for mine and used the plastic holders from the original base. It also takes less space in my display cabinet.

Here is the link to the Bandai Shuttle on my website.

A good source for space models is the Buy & Sell section of the collectSpace forum.
Excellent, thanks mate.
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