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Manufacturer: Fantastic Plastic
Name: Soviet LOK Moonship
Scale: 1:48
Kit contents: 77 resin parts (includes extras)
62 photoetched parts (includes extras)
sheet styrene
styrene rod
stiff music wire
monofilament
parts list charts
templates
instructions
Comments: The resin parts are beautifully cast with crisply molded details and no visible airholes. The main spacecraft parts are hollow to keep the weight down. All but a few of the most delicate parts have no pour plugs but there is some minor flash that will need to be cleaned off some parts. Some of the mating edges of the major parts will also need a bit of attention. The resin parts are identified by matching them to the numbered shapes on the illustrated parts charts. The photoetched parts are identified by numbers etched next to the parts. Templates are provided to cut and shape the styrene sheet to form the spacecraft radiators. The styrene rod needs to be cut into 32 small pieces and combined with 32 tiny photoetched parts to form a ring of antennas around the craft. The music wire has to be cut into the correct length for other antennas, support struts and electrical conduits. The monofilament provides the handrail around the main hatch. The instructions include a short program history, a general guide to building resin kits and a series of annotated photographs calling the parts out by their numbers. A speculative painting guide finishes the instructions. Separate CAD drawings aid in assembly by showing details on how the various instruments fit around the top of the spacecraft.
Order from: Fantastic Plastic
625 Rhine Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

email: fantasticplast@aol.com
web: http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/
Price:
(as of 4/14/21)
$100 plus shipping

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