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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Mariner 9
Scale: 1:24
Kit contents: 29 resin parts
34 photoetched parts
4 precut corrugated plastic sheets
aluminum tubing
Comments: The resin parts are molded with crisp details. The main shroud and bus parts are hollow, while the scan platform part is solid. Blanket detail has been molded into the scan platform and base of the main bus. The main shroud shows the layering artifact of the 3D printed master part. Some of the parts are still on their pour plugs and there are a couple of minor airholes on some of my parts. The precut plastic sheets are corrugated on one side and provide the basis for the solar panels. A lot of photoetched parts and stiff wire, along with decals provide the rest of the solar panel parts. Flexible wire is also provided to simulate power and fuel lines. The aluminum tubing represents the low gain antenna. The instructions consist of step-by-step graphical assembly drawings with color callouts.
Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 11/15/18)

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