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1/72 Spacecraft Series

#2003

MERCURY™ SPACECRAFT

1/72

Whilst we are always happy to fulfil your orders directly, our customers in the United States can now buy our products from Amazon (whilst stocks last). Just click on the flag below:

 

Relive the Dawn of the Space Race with our exciting new 1/72 scale Mercury Spacecraft model kit...


            ...begin your journey today!





Just US $27.95* per kit

which contains 2 spacecraft!

(RRP US $34.95)

*Flat P&P of US$ 7.95 per order (for up to 6 kits) for world-wide airmail shipping.
*(US$ 4.95 for postage within Australia).
*GST of 10% added to Australian addresses.
*All prices are in US$ and do not include customs/import/duties/taxes, etc.


For Australian customers who would prefer to pay in Australian dollars, please click here.

Winner of the 2016 ModellFan "Modell des Jahres" (Model of the Year) in the category of Science Fiction/Fantasy

America’s First Manned Spacecraft!

The dream of manned spaceflight became a reality in the early 1960's. Flying solo aboard the Mercury™ capsule, six brave American Astronauts helped pioneer mankind's early exploration of space. Riding powerful rockets, they would experience extreme acceleration during the rapid ascent into space and reach speeds up to 27,500 kilometres per hour. Early suborbital flights lasted about 15 minutes, whilst later orbital missions would circle the earth every 90 minutes. Upon re-entry, the ablative shield on the outside of their capsule would save them from temperatures over 1,000 degrees Celsius. Once in Earth's atmosphere, a large parachute would slow them and their capsule to a safe speed, allowing a splash down in the ocean. The successful Mercury™ program paved the way for more ambitious manned spaceflight programs, which eventually saw man walk on the moon.

  • Parts and decals to make two Mercury™ Spacecraft
  • Choose from three different flight modes - launch, orbit or re-entry
  • Detailed Mercury™ capsule with shingles and bolts finely reproduced
  • Parts to build boilerplate, porthole or window versions of the capsule
  • Finely engraved recessed panel lines
  • High quality water-slide decals included
  • Display stands included
  • Photo-etch parts included


Length:         approx. 110 mm (without stand)
Diameter:     26 mm
Parts:           24 per model  

Photo of painted and assembled models*
*Test shots shown - actual models may vary slightly from photo

Designed in Australia

Plastic parts moulded in China

Photo-etch parts and box made in Australia

Decals printed in USA by Microscale Industries

Produced under license.

Boeing, McDonnell, Mercury, their distinctive

logos, product markings and trade dress are

trademarks of The Boeing Company.


Just US $27.95* per kit

which contains 2 spacecraft!

(RRP US $34.95)


*Flat P&P of US$ 7.95 per order (for up to 6 kits) for world-wide airmail shipping.
*(US$ 4.95 for postage within Australia).
*GST of 10% added to Australian addresses.
*All prices are in US$ and do not include customs/import/duties/taxes, etc.


For Australian customers who would prefer to pay in Australian dollars, please click here.

Reviews


FineScale Modeler - Video Review (Nov 2015)     http://www.finescale.com/videos/new-product-rundown/2015/11/nprd-ep-74


Cybermodeler.com - First look (Oct 2015)            http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/hor/kit_hor_2003.shtml 


Scale Model News (Jan 2016)                                http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2016/01/mercury-rising-from-down-under-space.html


ModelingMadness.com - Review

"First thing you notice is that you get two full kits in the box. You also get two sets of photo etch and enough decals to do any of the Mercury spacecraft, including the 'boilerplate' versions that were used in tests...Instructions are nicely printed and are located on the back of the box...These instructions cover all the differences between the different spacecraft so you can be sure you are modeling your favorite correctly. All the manned craft are painted a metallic blue-black while the boilerplate capsules are considerably more colorful. There is a single decal sheet that has all the markings you need for any of your chosen options, including the names put on all six manned missions.

If you are a real space modeler and especially if you concentrate your efforts on manned missions, then this is a kit you should get. They are small enough not to take up a ton of space on your shelf and yet can be properly detailed."  Scott Van Aken (Oct 2015)


Testimonials


"Received my Mercury Spacecraft kits a couple of days ago and am really impressed. I particularly like the assembly of the exterior panels around a central core; that should make it very easy to align everything...All in all a very nice kit, arguably the best Mercury spacecraft kit available. I hope it enjoys much success and precedes the release of other 1/72 spacecraft from your company."  Michael McMurtrey (Oct 2015)