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Manufacturer: RealSpace Models
Name: Mercury/Atlas
Scale: 1:144
Kit contents: 12 resin pieces, including a base piece
1 photoetched part
Instruction sheet
Comments: The parts are solid, with smooth surface finishes and some slight gunges, but no pinholes. The Mercury capsule's detail is a bit heavy, but can easily be sanded down. The escape tower is formed from a photoetched part. (I managed to fold mine inside out. Pay attention to the direction of the trusswork!) The instruction sheet includes exploded drawings and a painting guide. The waterslide decals supply the black UNITED STATES for the booster and numbers for John Glenn's flight. The kit box includes a photo of the completed model which also aids as in painting.

Note: Some of the parts have been upgraded with more detail. See the Upgrades page for more information.

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

email: realspace@nettally.com
web: http://www.realspacemodels.com/
(as of 12/3/98)

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