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Moldin' Oldies SRMO SV-1104 1/100 Saturn Fairing Set


  • Model: SRMO SV1104
  • Manufactured by: Moldin Oldies by Sirius Rocketry

Stronger replacement for the vacuformed fins and fairings that are easily damaged on the 1:100 Saturn V.

The original fin/fairing assembly is vacuum-formed plastic and has very little strength.This assembly is cast as one piece and makes the fairing wall and fins sturdier  to take the higher launch loads as well as withstand the impact of landings.

This set contains the four fin/fairing castings. Note that these parts are heavier than the originals. The fin fairing parts are easily fine-fit by wrapping a piece of 200-grit sandpaper around the main BT-101 body tube and lightly sanding the root edge of the fairing piece.

A note about Moldin' Oldies polyurethane castings:

While quite strong, these castings are just a bit "softer" than plastic parts. If sanding is necessary, they do sand beautifully. These parts have all of the detail of the originals but they may not have all of the strength in the shock cord attachment loop, or the loop may have been eliminated from the casting to prevent it being used for shock cord attachment. You may want to consider alternate methods of attaching shock chords and parachutes, just to be safe.

They should be finished with enamel based primers and paints. (Lacquers don't work too well and should probably be avoided.) These parts are also resistant to solvents so typical plastic cement or plastic welder will not work on them. Epoxy (like the Bob Smith epoxy that we offer) is ideal for these parts.

Lists of old kits that used this cone can be found at Scott Hansen's Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe, a fantastic rocket builder's reference!

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