Russian Spacecraft "VOSTOK I" carrying Cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin into orbit.
12th April 1961 - First Man in Space!
I see that this kit was originally "borne" in 1969, and re-released in 2011.
4 Sprues in total, 1 clear
Not particularly clear detail, with some flash, needing trimming & filing/sanding
Behold, 3 pieces make up a tin can with a lid!
Temporarily on it's stand - ready to be filled.......with baked beans.....nah - Stroganoff!! Comrade
An Array of filing/sanding/scraping/chiselling tools required to remove the "flash" - Actually, that's being rude to "flash"!
The can has a lid - a screw-top lid!
The capsule's moldings are quite obscure - not sure how to emphasize them? Any after-markets set around?
Very obscure!! Also there's no seating rim for the base of the capsule! The instructions aren't much help either!
This album is attached to project Vostok I - The Russians are coming!.
Bernhard Pethe Plasticart , the dream of my youth . Wow , this kit I had about 40 years ago in my hands . Since I like to look further .
12. May 2016 at 12:42:18
Melf Boyens Haha, GOTY OU! Clean bowled and you are out to build the kit, maybe we send you a weekly reminder on the progress? Hey, Progress (Прогресс) , a nice word joke in Russian spacecraft technology!
12. May 2016 at 13:37:35
Roger Trewenack Thanks for all your enthusiasm - Melf, you will have to enlighten me on the word joke "progress"?
13. May 2016 at 07:52:06
Choppa Nutta "Progress" was the name of the supply vessels servicing the MIR Space Station that used an autopilot for docking procedures, but was expensive to make for a disposable vehicle.
it was used in tests to use a camera assisted pilot guided system which was cheaper to make, given the throwaway nature of these "Progress" vessels.
Two tests were taken both failed, the first flew by harmlessly the second collided causing air leaks and power failures, something of a disaster but no one died happily