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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Sputnik
Scale: 1:12
Kit contents: 6 resin pieces
4 aluminum tubes
instruction sheet
Comments: The resin parts are solid, with a slick surface finish. The main body is molded in two parts, but they are not hemispheres. The break of the parts has been cast along a natural seam of the real satellite. The two body parts have been removed from their pour plugs and the fit between them is excellent. There are a couple of minor airholes along the edge of the smaller piece in my sample. The antenna mounts will need to be removed from their pour plugs. Aluminum tubing has been precut to form the antennae. Until this kit came out, I didn't know that the antennae were two different lengths! The instruction sheet consists of two exploded assembly drawings with an overall final assembly drawing. Alclad II chrome is recommended as the paint.
Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 11/4/07)

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