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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Little Joe
Scale: 1:72
Kit contents: 15 resin pieces
1 photoetch part
1 white metal part
Comments: This kit was originally issued by Rho Models (which has since gone out of business), but has now been reissued by RealSpace Models. The Mercury capsules and photoetched tower, however, were originally RealSpace Models parts, so it's come full circle.

The resin parts are crisply molded with some minor flash on the fins. No airholes are visible except for some unfortunate ones on the small nozzles of the Little Joe and one on the edge of a fin. The white metal part represents the aerospike at the apex of the escape rocket. The fins have a nicely molded pattern to represent the rivet pattern on the real vehicle. Two types of Mercury capsules are included to depict a boilerplate or production type capsule so that either the LJ-2 or LJ-5 vehicle may be depicted. The assembly instructions are in English text, with wraparound drawings to be used as painting and decaling guides. A short program history and a list of references complete the instructions.

Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 11/01/02)

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