The rocket is now in one piece and ready for the photoshoot. Hurray! This is a crucial part of The Great Space Race, so an important milestone on the road to finishing the illustration.
It has worked out really well. Dad and I spent yesterday finishing off the painting, attaching the side boosters, cutting the pipework down to size, and attaching the rocket motors. No great dramas and everything went to plan.
So the exciting moment arrived to put it all together. Once assembled it really came together visually, and looked superb… and happily, very realistic through the camera lens.
I’d hoped to try firing the engines and take the crucial photos, but an good honest British drizzle set in, delaying the ‘launch’. Grrrrr!