Mat Irvine: The Titan IIIC is a reissue of a kit first released in 1970, and with the Vostok, was unique in being primarily a static model, but one that could also fly with the aid of an Estes-type solid-rocket motor. I wrote the text for the box bottom (below). Well, most of it…
The original booklet (below middle) is reproduced for this reissue.
Parts layout (below). Note that this is a test shot, so the runner at bottom right has yet to be chromed.
What a difference a decal makes. The original set (below) next to the much larger and better new sheet that is now supplied. Only the US stars and bars remain the same. The lettering is now correctly printed in black, not red.
One method of support is to drill holes in the boosters, then fit them to rods attached to a wood base.
First time round, here is the portrait-format box (below) as supplied for the original kit.
MPC Titan IIIC
Assembled height: 320 mm (12.5 in)
Manufacturer’s ref: MPC790
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Thanks to Round 2 for the sample kit.