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^ This is what you get.
^ The instruction sheet is devoted to painting and decal placement.
^ Decals are typical of JTGraphics superb quality.
This is a very nice little (and I mean little) kit I picked up at Wonderfest (as did
many others). This replaces the oversized shuttle that was included with
R-M's Special Edition Voyager. It's an easy afternoon project.
STEP 1: Find and build Revell-Monogram's Special Edition Voyager - a regular voyager will do but you'll have to figure out where you want to mount the Flyer. The SE has a nice open shuttle bay for the Flyer to be zooming out of.
STEP 2: Drill a small hole in the shuttle bay deck and the Flyer model if you want the Flyer in flight (looks better). I used stretched clear sprue as the support. - a nylon bristle from a hair brush will work too.
STEP 3: Clean up the resin Flyer. Soap and water, alcohol, you know the drill.
STEP 4: Lightly sand the edges of the model - there were some slight rough spots along the leading edges of the wings.
STEP 5: Mount the Flyer model on a rod using the hole drilled in step 2. Stretched sprue or a toothpick works fine and gives you something to hold the model with.
STEP 6: Paint the model - the painting instructions are great. Use Testor's Light Gray overall - it's close enough. The other colors are red, Light Ghost Gray and Radome Tan darkened with a little brown.
STEP 7: Spray the model with Future or Glosscote.
STEP 8: Apply the decals. Take your time with these! They are small and thin. Jeff Waclawski has done a magnificent job producing these. They include all windows, insignia and most panels. They make the model.
STEP 9: Spray a light coat of Dullcote and, why dry, mount the Flyer on the rod on the rear deck of Voyager.
OK, it's really small but it makes a great addition to the Voyager SE and for $5, it's well worth the price.
Thanks to the pocket change I found behind the couch for providing the review sample.
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