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Here's the fruit of today's progress: most of the S1C stage completed, together with the five F-1 engines. For contrast (below) is the real thing: this is the horizontal Saturn V at Banana Creek, Kennedy Space Center, captured in October.
The real things aren't anywhere near as shiny (or red on the inside) as Revell's paint guidelines would have you think, but I'd imagine that the engines shown here have tarnished a bit over the years. There's another F-1 at one of the viewing stands which I wish I'd photographed.
It's amazing to think that these engines were originally going to power an even bigger moon rocket, the Nova, which would have used eight in the first stage. The Nova would create so much sound and vibration that it was generally assumed that the only safe place to launch it would be from a platform floating out at sea.