What is there to add to the story already told? I took some pictures of the detailing work I did on the hull. The small strips of paper I used and the strips of sticky aluminium.
The pedestal I used came from the thrift shop. In a previous life it was a party cup for peanuts or other nutty stuff.
The wasp waist of the fairing looked like it was a small obstacle to tackle but it was very easy and it looks very good. This overall is a very well fitting kit, as usual with Leo Cherkashyn's models.
I also like the way the colour turned out. Although the lettering would have been white in the real world and here it clearly isn't, I like the metallic shine of the rocket.
Now here is a picture. After the jump there are some more.
|Dnepr. Dnepr. Dnepr. Dnepr. Nice word. Nnnnnnnnnn YEP-rrrrrrrrrrr. Nice model, too.|
|Small strip of red paper makes electrical wiring on the second stage. Good view on the embossed silver strap too.|
|Result. Small but fairly easy. Just do this when you're fresh, not at the end of the day.|
|Second stage engine part.|
|The two stages together.|
|detail at the interstage section|
|On the right, the original kit part. Left, my remake with a bead for the tank in the middle.|
|first stage engine section in the making. This was assembled on a plug which was then inserted into the bottom part of the Dnepr. Good method. Very easy to handle the parts this way, instead of wrestling with long cylinder.|
|Fairing transition. the wasp-waist. Also an easy part to assemble.|
|Finished engine section. Exhaust pipe also functions as a guide for the stand rod.|
|With its colleagues, gathering dust.|