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Manufacturer: Red Iron Models
Name: First Artificial Satellite "Sputnik-1"
Scale: 1:24
Kit contents: 20 injection molded parts
20 photo etch parts
4 0.76 mm diameter brass rods
Instructions in Russian and English

The injection molded parts are on one sprue, including a two-piece display stand. The shell of the satellite measures the equivalent of 575 mm diameter in 1/24 scale (25 mm less than the 600 mm shown in references). A small photo etch brass plate has 20 parts for the antenna mounts. Two long and two short brass rods are included for the satellite antennas. The instructions consist of exploded view drawings with text callouts in English and Russian. There is a simple painting guide, but everyone knows the satellite should be a very shiny chrome.

Thanks to Rob Schorry for the review and photos!
Order from: Red Iron Models
email: Redironmodels@gmail.com
web: http://www.redironmodels.com/en.html
(as of 8/15/21)
$20 to 25

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