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US Explorer I Satellite 50th Anniv (Ltd Edition)

This is the 1/6 Scale US Explorer I Satellite 50th Anniversary (Ltd Edition) Plastic Model Kit from Glencoe Models.

Glencoe US Explorer I Satellite 50th Anniv (Ltd Edition) Plastic Model Spacecreaft Kit 1/6 #06901
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  • Glencoe Product Number: 06901
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"Explorer 1: America's 1st Successful Satellite"
spacewatcher56 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Anyone who grew up during the space age has to appreciate this kit. This kit feature's a nicely executed cut away option that shows the instrumentation carried by the satellite. With patience, this kit builds into a museum piece. I'm not crazy about the stand. It's meant to rotate the model and produce a signal sound. I prefer mounting it on a more stable platform. Fantastic Plastic says the Ideal toy company originally produced the kit. This certainly marks another great recovery for the folks at Glencoe.

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"Blast from the Past!"
skydog (Arizona)
This kit is excellent considering the age of the molds. Only about 20 parts, not including the rotating stand. Not much flash, decent fit, reasonable amount of detail. Could be super detailed with wiring, etc., but so few references are available I decided to build it out of the box. The stripes on the nose should be painted a dark metallic gray, since the actual material was sandblasted stainless steel. be prepared to have an interesting time masking the tip of the nose cone. The single JPL decal is clear and in register.

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