RSM 1/144 Space Shuttle main engines
For the Airfix kit
I don't know a lot about real space modeling but I do know this.
Regardless of which kit you use to build a shuttle in 1/144, you quite
simply must replace the engine bells with this great resin kit from Real
How do I know this, when I know so little else? Because it seems to
be one the few things everyone agrees on in every single thread I ever read
on discussion forums about 1/144 space shuttles.
Personally, I went for the Airfix kit (previewed
right here on MM ), which sounds like it is generally the best overall
model if you're only going to buy one.
Anyway, the resin kit that Real Space Models manufactures replaces
the ill-shapen and poorly detailed main engine bells (bell, that's a hint,
shuttle kit manufacturers - bell, not cone) of the original kit. It also
gives you the two smaller rocket nozzles that go either side of the trio of
It's nicely, crisply moulded, and very thin, so much so that it's
almost translucent. Mine has some "flash" here and there which should be
easy to tidy up and one of the small pipes seems to be broken though I can't
say for sure if it was like that when it arrived several years ago.
I bought mine direct from RSM (www.realspacemodels.com)
and had good, friendly and prompt service from proprietor Glenn Johnson.
This thing is a steal at ten bucks. Thoroughly recommended.
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