Dragon's 1/35 scale
3 October, 1942
Construction by Brett Green
Painting by Chris Wauchop
Cutting Edge's multi-scale V-1 and V-2 decals are available
online from Meteor
Here is Dragon's 1/35 scale A4 (V-2) rocket in 1/35 scale. I
built this model shortly after it was released in the early 1990s
(if I recall correctly).
The rocket was originally finished in a soft-edged camouflage
scheme of cream, green and brown. I left the completed model on
display at Chris Wauchop's hobby shop.
One day, I visited the shop and saw an attractive V-2 missile
painted in a segmented scheme of black and white. The excellent
paint job suggested that the model was Chris's.
"Hey Chris, whose V-2 is that in the window", I asked. "Ah, well,
its yours actually. I got bored, so I repainted it. Hope you don't
Who would mind having their model painted by Chris?
Chris painted (or, more accurately, re-painted) the model
using Tamiya acrylics using his Testor Aztek A470 airbrush. The
segmented scheme was masked using Tamiya tape. Chris polished the
surface of the plastic following application of the basic colours to
achieve a semi-gloss finish. He then sprayed a dead-flat mix of
White and Flat Base in a freehand pattern to represent the icing on
the central rocket body, often seen on V-2s prior to launch.
Chris was inspired to add some "rocket body art" on the side of
the V-2, based on a photo from Monogram's Monarch Series book on
German Rockets. He masked a white rectangle with the intention of
hand-painting the moon maiden, but he never got around to finishing
I revisited this old model again today when I received review
samples of Cutting Edge's V-1 and V-2 decals, set number CEDV1V2.
This single sheet supplies an abundance of markings in 1/72, 1/48
and 1/35 scale for these late-war German wonder weapons, including
the "Maid in the Moon" missing from my model. It is a tribute to
Chris's good eye and the accuracy of the new Cutting Edge decals
that the decal fitted perfectly inside the masked white rectangle
that Chris had painted more than a decade ago.
The decals responded well to Micro Set and Micro Sol, and the
"girl in the moon" certainly adds some interest to this model, even
if she was late in arriving!
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|Modelling the F4U
Osprey Modelling 24
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.99
UK Price: £12.99
Publish Date: October 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768804
Model by Brett Green and Chris Wauchop
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