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Manufacturer: New Ware Space Kits
Name: R-7 Molniya Interplanetary LV
Scale: 1:144
Kit contents: 57 resin parts
23 photoetched parts
decals
instructions
Comments: This kit can depict the launch vehicle for either Venera 1 or Venera 4, the Venus probes launched in 1961 and 1966, respectively. The resin parts are solid with crisply molded details, fine panel lines and a smooth surface finish. The engine bells are nicely hollowed out. There are no visible airholes, but there is some flash around some of the more delicate parts. All parts are still attached to their pour plugs. The instructions show the main core stage as a single part, but my kit has it cast as two parts. It's fairly obvious how to assemble them. Some extra resin and photoetched parts are included. Also included is a set of the R-7 stencil decals. The instructions consist of a short program history, a multi-step graphical assembly guide with detailed insets, a painting guide for either the Venera 1 or Venera 4 launch vehicle and a decaling guide.
Order from: New Ware
ing. Tomas Kladiva
Klimkova 5
710 00 Slezska Ostrava
CZECH REPUBLIC
email: tom.nwkits@seznam.cz
web: http://www.mus.cz/~ales/newware/
Price:
(as of 7/22/18)
$95.00 plus shipping

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