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on 2 November 2011
Superb construction kit! I built the Airfix 1:144 scale Shuttle many years ago but this is a far more satisfactory model! Using the model "crawler" as a display stand gives the finished model a much more reallistic look!
Couple of minor faults: some of the parts have excess flash that needs removing and the main fuel tank parts didn't mate unaided.
Some filling may be required where the shuttle body halves meet and also the wing mountings
The cargo hold detailing is great with payload and manipulating arm.
Definitely not one for the kids, despite being described as 10+, it would make a good father-son project you could knock it together in a single sitting; but be prepared to spend a good 7 to 10 days to do this model justice!
If you're prepared to spend the time and effort to complete it fully painted (paints not included) the effort is well worth it!
The instructions are in multi-lingual format and require constant reference to an icon chart and paint numbers, for Revell paints (colour conversion charts are available on-line. The Decal sheet has masses of transfers which complete the look when applied; though for the colour bands on the boosters it might be better to paint them before final assembly rather than use the decals supplied (steady hand required for both)
For the enthusiast it may be worth buying a second kit; build the shuttle in "flight" mode (cargo bay doors open) and rework the "crawler" to take a Saturn V model Airfix 1:144 Scale A11170 Nasa Apollo Saturn V Rocket Model Kit. This leaves the fuel tank and boosters to stretch the imagination!!!
Enjoy hours of "fun" and contemplation away from the mind-numbing-box. You will get back what you put in!
If you want a simpler space model try Airfix A11150 Saturn V Skylab 1:144 Scale Space Exploration Model Kit,Airfix A06172 Saturn 1B 1:144 Scale Space Exploration Model Kit,Airfix A50106 1:72 Scale NASA Space Exploration One Small Step for Man 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Gift Set with Paints, Glue and Brushes: enjoy!
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on 30 July 2009
Fabulous Toy was given as a gift to a 32 year old and he was really pleased with his birthday present. I would highly recommend this product. The only thing that you have to be aware of is that you have to buy the paints separate. Something that I wasn't aware of as I am not a model enthusias.
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on 2 December 2014
nice kit, but as with all models, takes time and patience. i certainly didn't do mine in a day, that's for sure (but's that's the joy of model making). The decals are crisp, but need a steady hand with some of them, especially the ones on the boosters.
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on 3 September 2011
brilliant. The detail in the transfers are great. everything about it is brill. really fun to build and goes great when attached to the revells ISS 1:144 scale. I'v bought 3 and each one gets better, Be carefull with the SRB's when attaching it to the main fuel tank
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on 14 August 2010
This is a brilliant model kit if you love the shuttle like me, a bargain price compared to hobby shops and the mouldings are really great, very accurate and not much sanding etc needed.
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VINE VOICEon 7 April 2008
I bought this as an passing amusement for my 4 yr old, you know, assemble the toy rocket, let them play with it until they tire of it etc. Well the combined efforts of 1 father and 2 grandfathers over a weekend were required to assemble it to a satisfactory standard and my 4 yr old didn't get a look in.

On reflection not really a toy at all, more of a serious endeavour for mature minds, and if, like us, you can't find any of those you might remember how much fun model kits are. Top stuff.
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on 28 May 2011
this is a very detailed model that is very well designed and alot of fun to put togeather and with the price its being sold at u cant go wrong
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on 24 September 2015
I was expecting a ready built model, not something I would have to by glue nine hundred and seventy two parts together and then buy several paints separately. This will sit in its box now for a time when I am so bored and need something to do.
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on 14 January 2013
I assume this model is accurate, but I found it difficult to interpret the drawings (I was draughtsman) And I found the painting and tranfers fiddly.
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on 9 April 2014
Great Model, not to difficult to do, enjoyed every minute building it. Need to buy glue and paint to finish it,
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