Real Life (tm) keeps getting in the way, but I'm finally working on the art files for the PE truss segments. Fortunately, there are only three unique truss parts, and those get duplicated. The resin truss caps are getting mastered slowly but surely, and then I'll get to all the hardware that hangs off the truss. I'll be posting a few workshop pages on the SMS site in the coming weeks.MGagen said:Rick Sternbach might be planning a kit of his planetary explorer design, but so far no sign of it.
Yeah, that's a great idea! Wish I'd thought of that about two years ago when I was building one!I wonder if R2 has the molds. I'd love to see a re-pop of this.
Just imagine what the aftermarket makers could do with it nowadays!
I just thought of a way to make the 'fat apollo' and the 'work pod' easily dock and remove for display. magnets. Mount a strong magnet behind the 'docking collars' in the ship, then glue a small steel ball bearing inside each craft at the mating point. MAN I wish I thought of that when I built the thing back in the day!