1/48 Unmanned space probe Voyager
the final frontier……. Oh sorry.. wrong show..
while visiting my local hobby shop the other day I found out they had a preview
boxing of the above mentioned kit. I’d been on the lookout for this kit since I
found out about it some months ago.
I normally build Phantoms, but this seems like a nice break from the usual
modelling stuff. And it will be a nice
present for my dad, as he’s the one really interested in space and all that.
(He’s also the one that got me hooked on modelling when I was a little lad, some
35 years ago, thanks again Mengs Verweij..)
The kit itself
contains one white sprue and two black ones. It has a total of 86 pieces, yet
it’s not for the beginner. The reason is that a lot of the parts are of the
Instructions are clear and of the usual high
Hasegawa standard. There are no decals, but the kit does have a replica (in the
same scale as the kit) of the golden record that was sent with Voyager 1 and
Voyager 2, just in case life was to be encountered outside our area. (It also
comes with an alien like creature, although I’m not sure Voyager 1 or 2
encountered any of those……)
My review kit also has a Japanese language
A5 sized colourfully printed article on the Voyager, too bad my Japanese is
really rusty (it’s only in Japanese)
To display the completed model there is a
base included in the kit along with a stand. The display base is a dome shape
and has the northern hemisphere drawn onto it.
I can say, if you need a break from your usual modelling stuff and you like
space modelling, then this is the kit for you.
for the preview sample.
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