1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build Update 3

I continued painting with the astronauts and the cockpit. The astronauts are Tamiya Fine Primer White. I painted the straps with Tamiya Blue and the visors were Vallejo Gold. The cockpit interior is Vallejo White Gray. I glued the cockpit assembly to the heat shield which had previously been primed and then the edge of … Continue reading 1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build Update 3

1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build Update 2

This is a short update on the progress. I haven't had a lot of time this week. We've been busy with the closets in the master bathroom. I did get paint on the major sections of the spacecraft. The crew section got painted with Tamiya NATO Black. I also painted the umbilical/strap covers with Vallejo … Continue reading 1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build Update 2

1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build Update 1

I was doing some dry fitting of the two adapter sections and found that the locator pin for the two sections is misaligned. If you build it stock the roll/yaw/pitch thrusters on the equipment section will not be oriented properly. They should be 45 degrees from the translate right/left/up/down thrusters that are on the retro … Continue reading 1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build Update 1

1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build

While I was working on the Soyuz build I had been thinking about my next build. I finally came to the decision to do a 1/72 scale US spacecraft set. When it is done it will consist of a Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. I've already built the Mercury part of the build back in … Continue reading 1/72 Dragon Gemini Spacecraft Build