Yes, definitely! Yall hit the nail dead square on the head... build stock and then whatever you do later is up to you. Wes makes a fine product here, and despite it's slightly smaller size than the 'other' manufacturer's shuttle kit, I can say with certainty that this kit has been given a LOT of thought and careful design and uses top notch materials. I just hope I can do it justice... Any lack thereof is strictly my own!
That said, the advanced orbiter wraps are awesome, just icing on the cake, so to speak. Once I develop some paper modelling skills (this is basically my first paper model, though the shuttle is probably more balsa than paper, actually) and I'm learning a lot. The stuff Craig sent me will be a nice 'step two' LATER ON WHEN I'M READY TO TAKE IT.
For now, I'll enjoy this kit as Dr. Zooch has designed and sold them... and there's a LOT there to enjoy! I've worked off and on for about a week on it, and it is coming together, pretty nicely, despite my gaffs... sometimes I just do stupid stuff without thinking (like CA hardening the wings without thinking about it dripping on the side of the crew cabin, and leaving a small CA stain... That's what I get for being a 'battleship builder' but that's part of the learning curve too... learning to tell the difference of when 'perfect' is the enemy of 'good enough'.)
After going to the club launch today and doing the report on it (posted over in events section) and doing the pics, maybe I can get back to my build tomorrow. Yall have a good night and we'll see ya then! OL JR
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