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Manufacturer: LVM Studios
Name: LC39S1 Detail Set
Scale: 1:144
Kit contents: 69 photoetched parts
styrene stock
PDF instructions on CD-ROM
Comments: This kit is intended to detail the Revell Shuttle Launch Tower kit (either #4910 or #4911) as it existed in the early part of the Shuttle program. It provides platforms, stairways and other small details for the LC39 Fixed Service Structure (FSS). Styrene stock in the form of various sized strips and tube are also provided to make scale corrections to kit parts. You will need to provide additional styrene strip to represent the vertical cable trays on the back of the FSS. The assembly instructions are in a PDF file on the included CD-ROM and acknowledge the fact that the Revell kit is actually closer to 1:160 scale than 1:144. They are profusely illustrated with both drawings and photographs showing exactly how to fold the parts. They also include a painting guide, but you'll want to find reference photos, since the colors changed over time. You can download a low-res version of the instructions from the LVM Studios web site if you want to get a preview of how extensive they are. Also included on the CD-ROM are the instructions for the Revell kit, in case you've lost your copy. This kit is also available bundled together with the other two LC39 detail sets: LC39S2: Elevator shaft and LC39S3: Hammerhead crane.

Thanks to LVM Studios for the review copy!

Reference Price:
€ 85.50 (VAT included)

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