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Manufacturer: Three Stooges Productions
Name: LLRV
Scale: 1:72
Kit contents: 11 resin parts
10 photoetched parts
styrene rod
styrene sheet
die-cut styrene
Comments: This review is for the IPMS/USA National Convention 2013 edition of the kit
The resin parts are solid with slightly soft details and only one visible airhole in my sample. Some parts have a bit of flash that needs some cleanup and all parts need to be removed from their pour plugs. The main portion of the vehicle is made up from the photoetched parts. The precut styrene rod and sheet parts provide the landing gear. The instructions include a short program description, a couple of web site URLs for more information, a series of photos showing how to fold the photoetched parts and how to assemble them and several photos of the completed model showing where the resin parts go. There is also a really nice three-view drawing and a photo of the real vehicle in flight. What's not shown in the instructions is what to do with the die-cut styrene parts, but I think they are supposed to replace photoetched part number 1. I highly recommend the reference photos of the LLTV on display at the Johnson Space Center which are available from Tag Team Hobbies. They provide a wealth of details, since you'll probably want to add details such as fuel lines, wiring and cockpit details to this model.
Order from: Tag Team Hobbies
web: http://www.tagteamhobbies.com/llrv.html
email: tagteamhobbies@pcisys.net
(as of 10/16/13)

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