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Manufacturer: New Ware
Name: Mercury Redstone conversion
Scale: 1:48
Kit contents: 5 resin parts
Comments: This kit is meant to be combined with the 1/48 scale Revell Mercury capsule and the 1/48 scale Glencoe (or Hawk) Jupiter C rocket. The kit parts are beautifully cast resin, consisting of the upper portion of the Redstone booster and the umbilical fairings that attached the spacecraft to the booster. The booster parts have very fine raised details and rivet detail that match the Glencoe kit. There are no visible air holes on the exterior of the parts in my sample, but there is some flash that will have to be cleaned up before construction. The instructions include details on how to convert the Glencoe kit into the Mercury/Redstone configuration. A text and graphical painting/decaling guide is also included.

Order from: New Ware
ing. Tomas Kladiva
Klimkova 5
710 00 Slezska Ostrava
email: tom.nwkits@seznam.cz
web: http://www.mus.cz/~ales/newware/
(as of 12/6/10)

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