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RocketmanRob
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From: New York City USA
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 10-11-2005 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen a lot of posts regarding plastic modeling, but thought I'd drop a quick note regarding ths subject if anyone else is interested.

Just finished putting together Dragon Model's Shenzhou 5 rocket. This thing stands a good four feet tall! If you are familar with Revell Germany's large scale Saturn V, they are comperable in size with the Shenzhou having almost 2 inches on it. The instructions were not the most accurate in the world, with a number of undocumented modifications required to get things fitting properly. A bit frustrating, but nothing too tricky.

Overall I'm real happy with the way it came out. If you are looking for a large scale version of Shenzhou 5 this is the one for you.

Now off to Atomic Model's Mercury Capsule.

Rob

starhopper
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From: Kathleen, GA, USA
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 10-13-2005 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for starhopper   Click Here to Email starhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where can one get this model - I did a search and could not find it!

RocketmanRob
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posted 10-13-2005 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased it about a year ago at local hobby shop in Long Island. I was recently there and they no longer have it in stock. In the past Squadron Mail Order had them in stock, but a recent check of their website doesn't pull it up. Sometimes I find giving them a call is a better option as their website does not always provide the most accurate info. Last you might want to contact Dragon models via their website at www.dragonmodelsusa.com.

Good Luck.

Ben
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From: Daytona Beach, FL
Registered: May 2000

posted 10-13-2005 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your best bet is ebay's space models section. You can get it for about $10-15 there.

Realspacemodels.com also sells resin kits of the CZ-2F rocket and Shenzhou.

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