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

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

BanDai 1/72 Y-Wing Build Final

I went back to the main fuselage and painted a few pipes with copper. I think it helps to bring attention to the amount of piping that is on this section of the kit. The next thing to do on the Y-Wing was to build the engine nacelles. Once that was done I started applying … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 Y-Wing Build Final

BanDai 1/72 Y-Wing Build

While I have been working on the stealth XST and the Mercury spacecraft models I have also been working on this BanDai Y-Wing kit. It has been on the bottom of the priority list until the last couple of weeks. It is another amazing BanDai Star Wars kit. It has piping details that don't seem … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 Y-Wing Build