Thursday, July 16, 2009
APOLLO 11 ANNIVERSARY ON MONDAY - BUT APOLLO 27 IS WHAT COULD HAVE COME AFTERWARDS
‘What if’ scenarios are a favourite with many modellers, especially the ‘Luftwaffe 1946’ brigade (SMN is what-if central, so the plea here is guilty, m’lud), so when Pegasus Hobbies brings to market a 1:72 scale Apollo 27 model, it’s a max-interest event.
The Apollo 27 is a good size model, scaling out at some 254 mm (10 in) high when sitting on its outriggers, pointed at the great beyond. A neat bubble canopy reveals the pilot-astronaut and all-in-all the A27 is well worth adding to your collection, especially so because you can display it with any current-generation 1:72 models.
So far as styling goes, Apollo 27 is perhaps a little retro, owing more perhaps to rocket designs of the 1950s era than those of the post-Apollo 11 age. But that’s carping - the idea is ace, the execution OK, the choice of scale top. All aerospace fans should have one!
Visit Pegasus Hobbies here, and UK online supplier Frontier Models here.