Horizon Models 1/72 Mercury Spacecraft Build Update 2 (Final)

Here is the final dash to the finish line for this build. With the decals complete on the retro pack, I painted the small posigrade rockets red and used CA to glue the straps to the retro packs. The kit does not include any clear parts for the port holes or windows. To represent them … Continue reading Horizon Models 1/72 Mercury Spacecraft Build Update 2 (Final)

Pegasus 1/72 Lockheed XST Build Update 4 (Final)

Picking up from the last update, I masked and painted the intake grill areas. You can also see that I have painted the exhaust area a red-brown color. I've found no photos of that area of the aircraft, so I took modeler's license and painted the area to represent an area to absorb left over … Continue reading Pegasus 1/72 Lockheed XST Build Update 4 (Final)

Horizon Models 1/72 Mercury Spacecraft Build Update 1

I needed a break from the XST build so I went back to work on the Mercury spacecraft pair. I sprayed the forward part of the capsules with Tamiya white primer. After giving that a day to cure I masked off the top and then glued on the nose of the capsules. I then removed … Continue reading Horizon Models 1/72 Mercury Spacecraft Build Update 1

Pegasus 1/72 Lockheed XST Build Update 3

There has not be a lot of progress since the last update. More work than progress. I also have been working a bit on the Mercury Capsule build as a break from the filling and sanding. It is proving somewhat difficult to get a reasonable final surface in some areas. The fins are also proving … Continue reading Pegasus 1/72 Lockheed XST Build Update 3

Pegasus 1/72 Lockheed XST Build Update 2

At the end of the last update I was trying to decide what to do about the fins on the XST. I decided that they really needed to be lengthened a bit. I used some .010 sheet stock and cut out the profile of the extension. I then lightly scored the extension where the main … Continue reading Pegasus 1/72 Lockheed XST Build Update 2