Friday, June 13, 2014

Spacecraft vol. 4: Little Joe Apollo Test Rocket


Subject:
Little Joe II - Apollo Program LES Test Launch Vehicle
Scale:
1/144
Manufacturer:
New Ware models
Price
US$ 35,00 + shiping
Description
Resin casting with photo-etched metal parts and decals
Comments
This is another great kit from New Ware models. The Litlle Joe II was a solid fuel rocket design used to test the escape system for the Apollo Moon Vehicle. As you can see from the video below, it proved that this system work perfectly! New Ware´s kit is nicely produced with yellow resin for all the major parts, with photo-etched metal parts for some airframe details and the escape tower. Fit is very nice and construction is simple. There is a fantastic decal sheet with all the tracking markings. The base was scratch built.

The kit´s box and parts:




A few construction pictures:





The finished model:






A video showing a Little Joe II launch:


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