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1/48 Mauve A-4/V-2

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  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
1/48 Mauve A-4/V-2
Posted by freem on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 AM

Started this while I wait for my AC unit to get replaced and the humidity in my house gets to a point where I can paint a couple other projects.

 

Ate up all the plastic in about 20 minutes. A bit of sanding to clean up seams and then prime and paint. Not sure of the camo pattern yet. 

Thinking of using JB Weld to assemble the white metal launch platform.

Chris Christenson

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:07 PM

I'm unfamiliar with the Mauve brand.  Looks like a simple enough build.  I have a Pegasus V2 model I hope to paint up as one of the White Sands research rockets.  Look forward to seeing how this one turns out!

Gary

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:13 PM

Did you have a problem fitting the nose tip?  My kit was weirdly off-kilter and looked like a scissors!  I ended up cutting both tips off and aligning them manually.  For such a simple kit, it sure fought hard.

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:56 PM

Everything lined up fairly well.  Just a couple of ledges to sand and I checked the seams with aluminum paint and won't need filler!  I used liquid plastic cement for all the plastic. I have started the launch platform which is white metal and I am using JB Weld to hold it all together.  I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:54 AM

I built this kit in the mid 90s, I liked it. Mine came with a white metal launch pad if I remember correctly, that was around 25 years ago.

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:46 AM

Here's the white metal base. Finished it a couple of nights ago. Hope to prime and paint it this week. I'm gonna do the splinter camo on the rocket.  I think I got this in '97 or '98 have to check my records.  Fun easy build.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:24 PM

I was given the kit around the same time.  It was quite expensive so I did not understand the giver’s eagerness to unload the kit on me.  His reason was ostensibly to get me to build it for our club displays.  But I found the kit somewhat of a bear to build, as it lacked finesse in molding.  Lots of parts required tedious cleanup and dry fitting.

I finished my kit in one of the B/W test schemes.  The white metal Von Braun figure was never cleaned up nor painted, and went AWOL ages ago.

Back in the day, the subject matter was considered quite esoteric, but just look around today and you will find V-2 kits in every major scale.

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:41 PM

I didn't have much trouble with the plastic except for a couple of ledges when the parts went together. The metal base required some filing to remove some seams and sprue residue and was a little difficult to keep some of the parts to stay put while the glue dried. I used JB Weld and 5 minute epoxy for the metal and liquid cement for the plastic.  If nothing it's helped jump start some quality bench time.

Chris Christenson

 

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