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

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