Conestoga kit resources
The Conestoga launcher was an attempt to build a launcher cheaply using off-the-shelf solid motors, mostly Castor IV's. Though these were the same motors used to launch the Delta rocket, they needed to be modified with steerable nozzles. It was a failure of the steerable nozzles which caused the failure of the only Conestoga launch, in 1995. Financial problems mean that the Conestoga will probably never fly again.
The kit stands 4 1/2" tall and includes 15 resin parts and instructions. No decals are included.
Conestoga Kit Instructions
The completed model
There's not much more to it that I'm aware of; just a white paint scheme, with
some black bands wrapped around the SRM's and fairing; I didn't paint them, but see below.
There WAS to be paid advertising in the form of a big banner plugging the
Arnold Schwartzenegger film, "The Last Action Hero" but the launch was delayed
until well after the film came out, and so the film's backers cancelled the ad.
This would've been the first commercial ad on the side of a launcher, at least by someone not
affiliated with the launch.
This link has a nice bit of info abount the Conestoga, including 2 photos!
Ninfinger's Quick Look review of the kit (Sven "Ninfinger" Knudson is an independent reviewer).