One down, three to go!
My goal for the first part of the new year was to have a few fun builds before a "serious" project. My wife, kids and son in law helped out with some great kits for my birthday and Christmas. I stated with Moebius Models "Space Clipper" which of course is the Orion 3 space plane from the movie 2001 a Space Odyssey. The kit is pretty good by Sci Fi kit standards. Fit is decent, detail adequate, and it built pretty quickly. The decal sheet does not have the Pan Am markings, but they are readily available on the aftermarket. The decals provide all the panel detail and panel shading. Mine seemed to shatter readily, which caused me to lose the top decals aft of the cockpit area. I rebuilt this with pin striping, which looks good, but is wider than the decal lines that came on the sheet. Really though I still like how it looks, and being a Sci Fi "fun" kit, I am just NOT going to worry about it! So here she is, layers of white, gloss, and more gloss! I really enjoyed this kit and had a blast building it in just a few weeks since Christmas. Next will be "Digger" HA! If only I had a tube of testors highly toxic cement and some Pactra paint!
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