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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Ares 1
Scale: 1:144
Kit contents: 63 resin pieces
Comments: The resin parts are solidly molded with crisp details and the occasional airhole. However, the bases of each of the parts that represent both the orbital and lunar configurations have more than their share of holes that will need filling. Insulation detail has been molded into the second stage part. Most of the parts will need to be removed from their pour plugs. The bottom three booster parts are hollowed out to accomodate a mounting rod: this will be a rather tall and top heavy model. Extra RCS thrusters are included and will probably be needed: they are quite delicate and have some flash that needs cleaning up. But you'll only need to deal with the RCS thrusters if you're building the lunar representation. The instruction sheet includes several exploded drawings that are annotated with assembly and painting details. A separate sheet shows the locations for the very nicely printed decals.
Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 6/20/07)
$75.00 plus shipping

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