Real Space 1/144 Space Shuttle
Available in 1/72
It's too bad that the Cutting Edge space shuttle decal sheet is long since
unavailable, because that was quite well regarded for depicting the dirty
underside of Space Shuttles after years of punishing re-entries.
But you're not doomed to work solely with the crappy decals from your Airfix
shuttle if you chose that in 1/144, like I did, or the decals from the
Revell alternative which are probably better than the Airfix ones.
No! Instead, this neat sheet from Real Space Models gives you all you need
to improve the topsides of any one of all five of the orbiters and also the
Enterprise prototype (that never flew in space). As long as you do your
research, you're off to a head start on depicting just about any mission you
want, too, because the set comes with the "worm" (the word NASA written in a
cool 70s flowing font) or the "meatball" (the blue circle with red swoosh
and NASA written in it that always makes me vomit, mentally, at the idea
that someone has been eating meatballs so disgusting they think this thing
looks like a meatball. See a doctor, dude)!
The sheet also contains the tiles that go around the windscreen, because
some of the kits have an incorrectly shaped windscreen area. There are
decals for the hatch and various warning and data labels, too.
I haven't used these yet so I can't say how well they work, but they are
certainly nicely printed. And they are certainly better than what came in my
I had great service from Real Space Models when I bought this sheet and it
is a bargain at $8 because it will make the world of difference to my Airfix
shuttle when it finally gets built.
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