February 15, 2009
had a request to customize the shuttle from Moonraker. The base
kit is a 1/100 scale Tamiya kit. This kit was modeled after
the shuttle prototype "Enterprise" and was actually produced before the
first shuttle flew. This dates the kit about the same time
"Moonraker" was released.
spent the weekend assembling the kit. I've mounted the shuttle on
a dow rod, adjusted the display angle and poured a block of resin
into the cargo hold to secure the dow.
the kit has good fit, but seems were a major pain where the wings
meet the main body. It took several layers of putty and a lot of
sanding to get them to finally vanish.
February 21, 2009
finished the base coat and trim and am ready to start the detail and
rough weathering. The fine weathering will have to wait until the Jbot Decals
have arrived and been applied.
February 28, 2009
I always have a problem photographing grime. This model is a little dirtier to the eye, but it seems
to get washed out when photographed. As do the panel lines and grid work on the top of the wing.
The grime is a little more pronounced here.