I have an interest in spacecraft, both real and
imagined. In particular, I love the futuristic spacecraft designs from
the 1950's. Some of these designs were made into scale plastic models.
One of these kits, the Space Taxi
was re-released by Monogram in 1996. The Space Taxi was a small cargo and personnel transport that was intended to shuttle
between orbiting spacecraft.
I no longer have to wait for a kit company or garage kit maker to make a model that interests me. I can make it myself in Rhino3D and have it printed!
The Bonestell Moonship
is an example.
The AMT Leif Ericson
(aka Leif Erikson and UFO Mystery Ship) was probably my favorite and certainly most memorable scale model kit from my childhood.
I recreated the clear engines for the re-release of the kit by Round2.