I’ve just finished up “The Satellite”, the original 1930’s design for the Buck Rogers Rocket. References were a bit contradictory, so I would not be surprised if you find some that look a bit different.
Here are some of the more unusual features:
- It’s a tractor rocket. By which I mean the rockets are at the front and it is pulled by them, rather than pushed.
- It has four retro rocket tubes at the front.
- It lands by balancing on it’s tail! Not very stable…
- It had four weapons blisters with slots down the side.
Under power near Earth:
Floating Free near Earth.
Tractors rockets firing to depart Earth.
Perspective Free views:
This was really quick to model, and a lot of fun.
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Congratulations, you have made a good looking model, from really ugly sources! I have been using sketchup & may try this one. However, sketchup won’t do mirror surfaces.