Atlantis Model Company 1/72 UFO from 'The Invaders' Kit First Look
|Date of Review||December 2018||Manufacturer||Atlantis Model Company|
|Subject||UFO from 'The Invaders'||Scale||1/72|
|Kit Number||1006||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Simple kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$30.95|
Earlier this year, Atlantis Model Company purchased the vast collection of older molds from the Revell-Monogram warehouse after its parent company, Hobbico, went bankrupt. Among those molds were many of the old Revell, Monogram, and Aurora 'box scale' and other classic kits including this one. This is the Aurora tooling first released in 1968 during the second (and final) season of the television series 'The Invaders'. The kit has since been released several times over the years by Monogram with the last appearance in 2003. For those who've been wanting this classic kit, you don't have to pay the outrageous collectors' prices online, this kit is now back in production.
The kit is molded in silver styrene and is presented on four parts trees plus a single tree of clear parts. I've built a few of these in decades past, and with a little paint and patience, you can have a nice model. The kit has a removable center dome that reveals an interior with five compartments. There is an aftermarket company that produces a set of decals to provide details for the 1960s era TV displays and control panels. The landing gear is positionable, though there isn't a way provided to display the model in flight. The five clear domes on the underside could be illuminated as can be other details with a little work. There are still photos and video clips online that show the various details that light up while in flight.
If you're looking for a fun project for the weekend, look no further than this classic gem!