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Manufacturer: Icarus Designs
Name: The Bottle Suit
Scale: 1:12
Kit contents: 56 resin parts
10 metal parts
1 clear vacuformed part
Brass rod and resin base
Mission patch
Comments: The resin kit parts are crisply molded, with no airholes and a very smooth surface finish. The main suit is solid, with only the upper half of the astronaut represented. The some of the smaller resin parts still have slight pour-plugs attached, but they snap right off. Very little cleanup will be necessary for the resin parts. The metal parts are on rectangular plugs and represent drill bits, wrench heads, and saw blades on the end of the mechanical arms. The arms are articulated and can be left unglued at the shoulder and elbow joints if snapped gently together. The clear vacuformed canopy is quite thick, but very clear. The upper hatch is removable to reveal the interior. The instructions include an illustrated parts checklist, a history of the concept, step by step illustrated assembly instructions with text and painting guides. A cutaway schematic based on Wernher von Braun's original drawings is also included. An RM1 mission patch, a brass rod and heavy resin base complete the kit.
Reference price: $164.95

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