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Here's the start of a Mach2 kit I bought on a whim. I love NASA kits, and there's not that much available in 1/48. I'm thinking of modeling the boxart, or the olive drab army version. We'll see; Section halves were glued and bound with thick rubber bands, then I rotated the sections 90 degrees and cleaned up the seams. Here I've marked out the Gantry connection points, and filed the sub assembly gaps that are visible on the actual rockets. Here's the main Fins for the craft. I did my best to clean them up and get them accurate, but... They just didn't cut it. So I'm starting on a scratchbuilt, more accurate version; I'm going to mold the master and make more copies of the main fins, I'll mass produce the rest. Replicating the upper directional vanes. Here's the exhaust, filled and cleaned up. The marks help me keep the insert aligned as I sand and fit. The black is carbon and rubber infused CA that helps reinforce the seams from the inside. Get to the Choppah! Every time I use this, I hear Arnold in my head :). Using this to keep all the vanes the same size is helpful. Once the vanes are clamped and glue dried. I use milliput to make the final shapes. It's easy to manipulate with water and a few clay tools. I'll get the final finish with standard filler putty. Original part on left for comparison. Bottom half of mold set. Ready to pour the top. Top poured after release agent and stubs shortened. The pour sprues will be expanded after its cured. Here's the vanes and fins, drying and almost ready for final sand/shape.
I've just returned from an enjoyable holiday in the US and picked up the kits below in hobby shops while out there. I was told that they were all re-issues but I suspect a couple might be 1994/5 issues, mainly as I can't find any new details about them. It looks as if we are in for some nice real-space modelling nostalgia if the US keeps re-issuing stuff like this. There was also a Vostok (1:100); Saturn V (1:200); a MACE missile on its trailer/launcher; an Atomic Gun and trailer; plus a big Truck (GMC?) recovery vehicle on sale but I didn't get those as no room in my suitcases for such big kits! Mike Monogram 85-7860 Missile set - scale 1:144 MPC 790/6 Titan IIIC with rocket boosters kit - scale 1:100 Renwall 85-7815 NIKE anti-aircraft guided missile kit - scale 1:32 Revell H-1804:149 Nike Hercules ground to air missile kit - scale 1:40 Revell H-1832:79 US Army Redstone Missile kit - scale 1:110