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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Pioneer 10
Scale: 1:24
Kit contents: 28 resin pieces
10 photoetch parts
plastic tubing
brass rod
aluminum tubing
Instruction sheet
Comments: The resin parts have crisp details and no visible airholes. Some of the small parts are still attached to their pour plugs. There is also some minor flash on the RTG parts and you will have to be very gentle with the delicately cast radiator fins. Tha main antenna is particularly well cast. The photoetched parts provide some of the struts. Other struts will have to be cut from the provided rod and tubing. The foil provided is orange/gold on one side and silver on the other for the variously covered parts of the spacecraft. A decal represents the plaque carried on the spacecraft in case any alien culture runs across it... The multi-page instruction sheet is broken into graphical assembly steps, supplemented with text assembly and painting details. Templates for cutting the rod and tubing are also included on the instruction sheet. A color photo of the completed model on the box cover can also help with assembly/painting.
Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 10/22/01)

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