Tom Hering’s Space Station and Transport Rocket
This is my version of Lindberg’s “Space Base & Satellite Explorer,” a 2010 re-issue of Lindberg’s “U.S. Space Station” (1958) and “Multi-Stage Transport Rocket” (1958). Modifications to the station include (1.) relocating the landing pad radar, (2.) adding open and closed hatches to the landing pad’s docking ports, and (3.) adding a long-range antenna for communication with ships traveling to the Moon and Mars. The antenna was made from spare parts and half of a jingle-ball cat toy. I docked one of the station’s two space taxis with the shuttle stage of the transport rocket. A custom base was made to mount the station and shuttle together.
The station’s color is Testor’s #28106 Go Mango Orange, and the shuttle’s color is Krylon #1030 Sterling Silver. Decals are a combination of kit decals and decals from my spares box. This year, Round 2 / Lindberg will make these models available again as part of their “5 Space Ships of the Future” reissue.