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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Apollo Block II CSM with BPC
Scale: 1:96
Kit contents: 2 resin parts
1 vacuform part
instruction sheet
Comments: The resin parts are crisply molded with a very smooth surface finish and no visible airholes. The CSM part is solid resin with the detail down to the docking probe (which needs some careful removal of the flash) and handholds molded in place. The SM's heat shield/main engine bell part is also detailed with finely recessed lines and a hollowed out bell. The vacuform part is for the Boost Protect Cover that covered the CM during launch and was jettisoned along with the escape tower. The kit part was formed over a male mold, so the exterior detail is a bit soft, but not terribly so. This kit is meant to replace the incorrect Block I CSM that is supplied with the Revell 1/96 scale Saturn V kit. It also includes the BPC which is not included in the Revell kit. You will need to use the RCS pods from the Revell kit to finish out the CSM. The instruction sheet consists of an exploded view drawing and a graphical painting guide.
Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 9/30/98)

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