I built the Condo V-2 (A-4) missile many years ago. I painted it in a spurious three-tone gray camouflage, now I’m not sure if I was following an erroneous reference or if I just thought it would be attractive that way. It was problematic to display, too tall for the distance between shelves in the display case and it just didn’t look right laying on its side. When Special Armor released their transport trailer I took the opportunity to correct the camo and finally had a proper way to display the model.
The concept for the design began before the war as a way to get into space. When the first V-2 hit London, the project’s chief engineer Wernher von Braun was quoted as saying, “The rocket worked perfectly, except for landing on the wrong planet.”