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Fantasy Flight

Too often we get caught up in trying to make a model look as real as possible. Adding endless tiny, photo-etched brass pieces and scratch building other parts sometimes take the joy out of the hobby.

If that’s the case, then it’s time to take a break and do a “just for fun” build.




Gil Gonsoulin took such a break after doing a couple of nightmare builds. His choice for a change of pace was the Glencoe Retriever Rocket straight out of the box – – with no extra detailing.





The rocket kit was a re-pop of an old Strombecker kit first produced in the 50s. Gill says the kit had a lot of flash but was easy to clean up. He only needed a couple of colors to paint it.




And the best part?

“It was fun to build,” he said.

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