Thursday, May 26, 2016

Classic kits vol.7: Thor missile at white sands

IRBM Thor Missile in White Sands
Glencoe modelss
US$24,00 plus shipping
Injected plastic model with  waterslide decals.
This is a new release from Glencoe models that did not receive much attention from the modelling community. It is the Thor missile with a launch pad. The original molds are from Adams Models and were released in 1958. Considering the age, they look nice inside the box. The scale is 1/87 (HO scale for the train modelers) witch is probably why most people did not get interested in the kit. A launch pad is provided and it is basically the same you will see on the Vanguard kit. The box art is the same as the Adams original release. New decals were added with more detail then modelers got in 1958.
My sample came with injection problems on the fins and on one side of the fuselage (pictures). These problems were not too hard to solve and i will give a go to this one very soon.

incompletely injected fin

missile half with damage;missing portion

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