Revell 1/144 VIRGIN Space Ship Two & Carrier White Knight 04842 - Plastic Model Kit
Release date 11/2013
No. of parts 114
Length 166 mm
Wingspan 297 mm
Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo together form the world's first commercial human space launch system: both are built and flying.
SpaceShipTwo has been created specifically to open the experience of space flight to unprecedented numbers of private individuals at increasingly affordable ticket prices and in a safe and enjoyable environment. It has a large cabin and many big windows allowing its six passengers to explore the wonder of out-of-seat zero gravity while absorbing incredible views of the blue planet from the blackness of space.
Based on the history making SpaceShipOne, Virgin Galactic's system utilises an air launch platform, namely the world's largest all composite, dual fuselage aviation vehicle, WhiteKnightTwo. With a unique heavy payload, high altitude capability, this capable, four engined mothership, hauls the spaceship to the edges of the atmosphere where it is released for an efficient and safe but thrilling rocket-powered, Mach 3.5 climb to space. SpaceShipTwo has a unique re-entry system which sees the tail-booms rotate in space to provide stability and drag during the carefree and heat-free return to the Earth's atmosphere. A glide from high altitude to an un-powered runway landing completes the astronaut experience and the first step on a journey which will connect everyone to space like never before.
- Brand new tooling
- Model can be built as seperate aircraft or as a composite with both aircraft
- Highly detailed fuselage on both WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo
- Clear windows
- Accurately reproduced engines and structured wings
- Optional extended landing gear
- Rocket nozzle
- Includes display stand
- Super decal set with colourful Virgin Galactic design
Title:One Small Step For Man ...
Includes: Plastic sprues, Vacu, Waterslide decals, Brush, Paint, Glue, Clear parts
Released:2009 | Rebox (Updated/New parts)
Some slight creasing to box but contents mint & sealed.
Of all the Rocket kits from Glencoe Models, this is one of the most detailed along with the recent Vanguard/THOR kits.
It is beautiful and delicate and when built up is quite the show piece.
Kit comes with white and clear parts, detachable pod with scale figure, stand, and Scale-Master decals.
It is adorned with new box art from the famous space illustrator Ron Miller.
Brand: Glencoe Models
Product Code: GC06002
New in Stock.
- Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)
- Glue assembly
- First release in over 50 years
- Speculative early spacecraft
- Retro long box packaging
- Product Code; LN
- Out of stock
- Cutaway view of the detailed "Communications Satellite"
- Authentic Decals
- Highly Detailed Plastic Parts
- Detailed "Communications Satellite"
- Access Ladder Included
- 1/200 Scale
- Skill Level 2
- Product Code:- LN91003
- New In Stock
- Special IPMS Show Price £15.00.
- Saving £4.95
A flashback from 1958 comes the US Moon Ship. Released since then as the “Mars Probe Landing Module” and “Star Probe Space Shuttle”, this is a vintage Lindberg kit of a Dr. Werner von Braun inspired conceptual spacecraft. Rather than the sleek aerodynamic spacecraft designs of the time this ship foreshadowed the practical design of the NASA moon landers to come.
- Scale: 1/96
- Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)
- Includes in-scale figures
- White and clear red parts
- Authentic decals
- 41 parts – simple assembly
Product Code: 5901.
Requires construction and painting.:6 Explorer 1 Satellite
Explorer 1 became the first US satellite when it was successfully launched into orbit on February 1, 1958, by a US Army Jupiter-C rocket, modified for the flight to become the Juno-1.
A 1:6 scale model of Explorer 1 was produced by the Ideal Toy Company (ITC) in 1959, only a year after launch, and this was quite a detailed kit. It not only had an opening outer casing to show off the interior, but sat on a stand that had a handle (top picture). Turn the handle and, via what was in effect an all-plastic musical box, it ‘clicked’ out the telemetry signal the satellite sent back!
The kit became quite rare, but those who wanted to actually build the model (instead of using it as loft insulation) were saved when Glencoe Models came on the scene.
The launch rocket for the Explorer 1 satellite. It is actually officially 'Juno 1', but is always referred to as the 'Jupiter C'.
This started as a Hawk kit, first issued in 1958, the same year as the launch.
The kit comes with 2 figures. The base shown here has been added.
In the late 1950s, Dr. Werner von Braun was pushing his dream to reach into space. Working at the US Army's ballistic missile labs, he proposed a design named Orbiter that would put a satellite into orbit. The concept lost out to the US Navy's Vanguard program, but von Braun continued to develop the concept under a program called Jupiter. This program was officially designed as an intermediate range ballistic missile.
When the Russians put Sputnik into orbit in 1957, the space race was kicked into high gear. When the Navy's Vanguard launch vehicle exploded in flight, the Army and von Braun brought forth Juno - a Jupiter C with an Explorer I satellite payload.
New In stock.
Designed by Dr Wernher von Braun.
Originally a Strombecker kit from 1957.
This is the same model that appears on the box for the current Glencoe Models issue of the kit.
1:300 Nuclear Powered Space Station
1/300 Scale. 8.5" in Diameter, Includes bottle suits, detailed antenna and decals
The S-1 Space Station was available only briefly during the mid and late 1950s. Glencoe Models revived it in 1993, billing it as simply the "Nuclear Powered Space Station." When purchased by Glencoe, the original Strombecker mold was in very bad shape due to poor storage; reportedly a year of restoration was required before an acceptable run of new models could be produced.
The Werner von Braun space station that appeared in Collier's magazine featured only two main spokes and top-mounted solar collectors. This updated Man in Space version has three spokes for extra stability, a core-mounted nuclear reactor for power and web-like radiators to bleed excess heat off into space. One-man "Bottle Suits" allowed astronauts to engage in extra-vehicular activities.
Like virtually all 1950's-era space stations, the S-1 was a wheel that rotated to produce artificial gravity, a notion that would be nixed by NASA designers three decades later when designing the real International Space Station.
Display model built by Mat Irvine.
Product Code: GC06909.
Out Of Stock
Product Code: GC06914
"Travel to Mars the Fastway."
This elegant spacecraft model is a reissue of the Glencoe Models Marsliner, itself a reissue of the original Strombecker kit of the TWA Moonliner that stood in Disneyland from 1955-1962.
There is a new box, still with the Ron Miller artwork. It occupies the whole box-top, with no lettering to spoil the illustration. Underneath, poster-style art invites you to, Travel to Mars the Fastway.
Back in Stock.
Late 1940's supersonic USAF experimental aircraft, originally flown by Chuck Yeager.
The Bell X-1, designated originally as XS-1, was a joint National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics-U.S. Army Air Forces-U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by the Bell Aircraft Company. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built during 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h; 870 kn) during 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 miles per hour (2,600 km/h; 1,400 kn) during 1954.
The X-1 was the first aeroplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the so-called X-planes, a series of American experimental rocket planes designated for testing of new technologies and often kept secret.
- Plastic model kit
- Requires assembly, glue and paint
- Decals included for three renditions of the X-1B.
- Brand: Glencoe Models
Product Code: GC05120
- NEW in Stock.
Requires construction and painting.
- Display stand included
- Soyuz 19 comprising Orbital Module, Descent Vehicle and Instrument-Assembly Module
- Instrument-Assembly Module produced w/details
- Soyuz solar panel arrays can be assembled on sides of Instrument-Assembly Module
- Compatible docking system represents the real one
- Hydrogen peroxide thrusters included
- Pre-painted docking module resembles aluminum foil
- Docking Probe Assembly rendered w/intricate detail
- Realistic service propulsion system reproduced
- Aft heat shield molded w/fine detail
Requires construction and painting.
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