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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Lunar Orbiter
Scale: 1:24
Kit contents: 1 resin part
30 FKJ3D printed parts
brass wire
Comments: The sole cast resin part is the main camera tub. It's solid with crisp details and no visible airholes. It has also been removed from its pour stub. The other parts are printed resin parts, also with crisp details. They have a slightly waxy feel and should be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and rinsed with water. The resin is a bit brittle: one of the mounting posts on a solar panel part had snapped cleanly off and can easily be reattached. A corner of the main bus had also broken cleanly and can also be reattached easily. Since they are printed parts, there is no pour stub or flash to remove. Brass wire is to be cut to form braces for the high gain antenna and camera lens cover. The decals are precut vinyl instead of the conventional waterslide decals. The instructions are multi-step exploded assembly drawings with paint callouts for the various parts. The only thing lacking is the external thermal shrouds as flown on the real probe. They were left off to show the innards of the vehicle, but you could easily create them out of mylar or foil.
Order from: RealSpace Models
813 Watt Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

email: realspacemodels@gmail.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 7/28/20)

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