As a child of the late 50s I grew up on the space program and loved it all. Kits of space related subjects always interest me so I was excited to see this new kit.
This kit did not disappoint. The kit is molded in grey. The pieces are crisp and my copy had no flash. I did notice however that some of the pins extend onto the surface of the pieces so extra care is required to remove the pins and get the pieces to fit properly.
The kit is comprised of two sub-assemblies a lower engine area and an upper tank module. You build the engine area first then upper tank area and then attach the two. The upper area can be built in one of two ways: as a passenger version as depicted on the box or as cargo version where the tanks shown on the box are replaced by large cargo pods. I built the passenger version.
Instruction are generally clear but pay attention to how the landing leg pieces are attached to the engine frame or the leg pieces will not align properly on the engine sub-assembly.
Overall I found fit good but I did have some difficulty aligning the pieces that surround the tanks and globes so use care here.
I found the painting instructions difficult to follow often because not all of the pieces are clearly marked. The picture of this kit on the Pegasus web site is clearer than the one on the box (no exhaust) and I found it a useful guide when unsure what the instruction were showing me. Also your life will be easier if you attach the decals to the globes before you install them - but they can be installed after if care is used.
Overall an enjoyable build of a quality kit of an interesting subject.
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