I own a Saturn V kit, so I am predisposed to think well of them, and that is indeed an excellent price. But we listen with our eyes as well as our ears, and to my eyes that kit doesn't sound as good as some of the other finishes.
But tastes vary...I started out nursing a boner for an Armory kit in Photon Blue, while the Magma Red seemed to be a more popular option around here.
At least the Mapex kit doesn't have DW's ugly lugs...
Naw, don't do that. I think it's a pretty cool look. I saw a documentary on Ginger Baker Friday and in a few scenes he was playing a kit with a blue swirl satin wrap. I think this Saturn kit looks way better. And the price is killer. I'm a big Saturn fan now. I have been playing a new Saturn V 3 piece for a few weeks now I scored on sale for $899 in WMP. There are some 3 piece red finish Saturn V for only $699. Now seems the time to buy a Saturn V.
Mr Weaves, you appear to be taking this thread extremely personally.
By my count, you have three positives, one neutral, and one mildly critical of the colour scheme, and that was me, and I don't live in a geographical region that can economically take advantage of that deal anyway.
I find it hard to believe that my comments, which were mild and contained nothing that could be construed as a personal attack, could lead you to want to pack up your toys and go and play somewhere else.
I was expecting something hideous or custom, it's Marine Spiral which came out a couple of years back and might still be current, there's nothing wrong with it and might I add if someone had posted it in a Show Your Kit threads with a positive title it would've garnered a load of praise. I'm pretty sure it's standard chrome finish too. If I didn't already have a kit then I'd have this on my list.
I just happened to stumble across this discussion and thought I would add my 2 cents. I bought one of those Mapex Saturn V kits in marine spiral advertised at $1049. They accepted offers so I actually got it for just under $900.00. It is an incredible deal. The kit was brand new and in perfect condition. The marine spiral looks a lot better in person. I couldn’t be happier.