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EduCraft 1/72 scale Shuttle Mobile Launch Platform


Manufacturer:

Edu-Craft Diversions (Mr. David Maier)

Burbank, CA (http://educraftdiversions.org/)

Also, see his postings on eBay  (d-condave)

Cost:

$70.00 plus shipping

Scale/Size:

1/72 (also available in 1/144 and other scales)

Parts/Media:

36 pre-printed paper sheets, 60-pound stock

Instructions:

CD-ROM included

Decals:

Not required – all detail per-printed

Paints/Supplies:

White glue or carpenter’s glue, paints and markers for touch-ups and edges

References:

Reference photos of the MLP are included in the instructions. Also, use NASA KSC Image Director for more photos of the actual MLP.


Molding/Casting Quality:

N/A. Parts are all flat paper and folded, rolled or formed to final shape

Detail:

The detail is as Mr. Maier calls it – “photo-realistic.”

Accuracy:

Impressively accurate for a paper model.

Fit:

Based on quality of the build of each part. If the instructions are followed carefully – excellent.

Ease:

This is a challenging kit, which requires a significant amount of time to construct. (My build took 4+ months)

Instructions:

The instructions are excellent, on the whole. We and other builders have provided feedback on the instructions, so they will be getting even better in subsequent orders.

Decals:

No decals provided. All surface detail is pre-printed onto the paper parts.

Overall:

If care is taken in construction, this kit will provide a museum-quality result, worth of any display – public or private.


 

 


For more large pictures of the build, visit the Shutterfly Share Site dedicated to this model.

Use the following link:

https://shuttlemobilelaunchplatform.shutterfly.com/