Revell 1/8 Apollo Astronaut Kit Build Review
|Date of Review||July 2009||Manufacturer||Revell-Monogram|
|Kit Number||4826||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Very easy build, three different exterior colors provided||Cons|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||Out of production|
This summer is the 40th anniversary of the first steps on the moon.
This is Revel kit of the astronaut. The white plastic parts are thin. It was built as a vacuform kit: lots of small pieces were added all along the parts to strengthen the assembly. (I used liquid cement made with sprues solved in thinner).
A very long time of sanding followed to get acceptable joints.
Then flat white color was sprayed all over the figure, followed by a coat of acrylic flat varnish. The model was painted with citadel colors.
Some scratch was added to the model: the microphones were replaced, as the hose, made of electric wire.
The LEM part was covered with chocolate paper (gold and silver…I do like chocolate!).