1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion

For my first build of the year I'll be doing a conversion of the Apex Vostok kit and build it as a Soyuz rocket. The core of the build will be the Apex kit plus parts from the Airfix Vostok kit. For the Soyuz part I'll be using the conversion set from RealSpace Models. One … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion

Dragon 1/144 X-15 Build Update 6 (Final)

When I started this project back at the beginning of December I really didn't think it would be the beginning of March before I finished it.  I had some distractions along the way that caused some of the delay and then life stepped in there for a while.  For example, I had to delay putting … Continue reading Dragon 1/144 X-15 Build Update 6 (Final)

Dragon 1/144 X-15 Build Update 4

I've make a lot of progress on the decals since the last update.  I've completed and printed them.  I started out by drawing them in vector form on Paint Shop Pro.  I then printed them on my laser printer and cut them out and laid them on the model in their approximate position so I … Continue reading Dragon 1/144 X-15 Build Update 4

Dragon 1/144 X-15 Build Update 3

Between all the holiday interruptions and playing with my new Elegoo Mars 2 Pro 3D printer, I've been working on the decals for the X-15 models.  In the process of researching the markings for these birds, I found that the particular flight of X-15-3 that I'm modeling did not have the ventral rudder installed.  In … Continue reading Dragon 1/144 X-15 Build Update 3