1/100th Saturn 1B Builders Kit
- The Boyce Aerospace Saturn 1B “Builders Kit” is the fourth release in the “50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing” series
- 3D printed in bright white ABS plastic
- Contains 27 highly-detailed parts
- All corrugations and conduits printed in place; no messy wraps to glue on
- Features a screw on motor retention
- Measures 27” tall with a 4.88” fin span once assembled
- Additional items required to complete Builders Kit:
- Includes waterslide decals and step-by-step Assembly Instructions
Complete your Boyce Aerospace Hobbies “50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing” series with the Saturn 1B 1/100th scale “Builders Kit”. This 3D printed kit contains 27 detailed parts and utilizes standard model rocket tubes to complete the build (not included). Once assembled this 1/100th scale rocket measures 27” tall with a fin span of 4.88”. The Boyce Aerospace Hobbies Saturn 1B is easy to assemble and includes waterslide decals and detailed instructions. Prepare your model for launch with a 24mm motor, two 24” parachutes, shock cord and body tubes (not included).
Boyce Aerospace Hobbies recommends hobbyists under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
Very high quality!
I am amazed at the level of detail and high quality of this kit. Most of the work is done by the outstanding 3d printing. There are no cumbersome body wraps and the fin can is completely done ahead of time..same for the escape rocket already printed with the command module..All the components fit perfectly right out of the box. The tubes were easily found from e rockets..and delivered in record time as well at a very reasonable cost…I can not think of a reason in the world to order the Estes offering when this one is far ahead of it in so many ways. Some may be surprised by its smaller size over the Saturn V..but that is accurate in 1/100 scale..and perfect to display side by side..I have my completed Apollo 11 to display it beside, and expect this one will be the finer of the two..just taking time to get it right..There were also some readily available decals on eBay just in case I needed back ups for markings…for the S1b…and not sure I will need them..I was just very pleased as usual from Boyce Aerospace..great coms and response when a had a question..Thank You Alex!
Very detailed parts, easy to assemble.. it is actually 1/100th scale as advertised, so it is a bit small. Hopefully Boyce will create one for static display 1/72 scale or larger….the 1/100th scale is worth the price….
Started a 1/100 th scale space program.
Have not built this model yet, started with Mercury Redstone and progressing through the series. When I am finished will have all the 1/100 th scale series including the Estes 1/100 Saturn V which I already had. Only thing missing is a 1/100 Gemini with Titan. All 3D parts are excellent quality and detail. I have a 3D printer but cannot achieve this level of detail and surface texture. Boyce Aerospace products are my new goto for scale rocket products.
I have both a Centuri Saturn IB model and an Estes Saturn IB, both are nice models but require a lot of work to get an acceptable model. The Boyce Saturn IB is more accurate, easier to build and presents you with a really superior model. I am slowing buying the entire Boyce Saturn I family. Great kits.
Great 3D Printed Parts!
This was a great kit to build. I do think one thing the instructions don't mention is that there are two pairs of different types of antennas, and you should look at a reference picture when glueing those on to make sure it matches where that antenna should be. The one major difficulty I had with this kit were the decals. There were good instructions for them included. The long single piece "United States" decals on the fuel tanks were a breeze, the trouble was with the USA decals. On all four sets of USA decals, only one of the three letters peeled off the backing fully and was able to adhere to the kit. I glued the other letters on and it still looks fine though. Overall Im beyond pleased with this kit, the 3D printed fin can was very sturdy and was a perfect fit for the cardboard tubes! Other parts have an amazing level of detail and needed minimal to no sanding. Excited to take it out for its first flight!