1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 3

I've finally had time to get back to this build. Life has been a bit busy the last month or so. In the brief times I've had to work on the model, I've tried to tackle the interstage grid. I wasn't happy with the one that comes in the Apex kit, which has only 8 … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 3

1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 2

In the last update I mentioned that I'd be using the photo etch grid fins from the RealSpace kit. Well, I folded and test fitted one of the PE grid fins on the 3D part. It was a big fat no-go. It was just too big. It was too wide to fit and would have … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 2

1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 1

My original plan was to use the RealSpace Models Soyuz conversion set. But when I finished the initial assembly of the rocket and started looking at the Soyuz second stage part I started to find some things that made me reconsider. First, I noticed that one of the small nozzles on the escape rocket was … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 1