We Came In Peace
July 20, 1969. A little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shephard, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. A number of model companies offered models to commemorate the Apollo program, issuing kits of the Saturn V rocket, Lunar lander and the Command Module. Probably the most popular was Revell Model’s Saturn V rocket in 1:96 scale (almost four feet tall). Another popular kit was 1968’s release of the LEM and Command capsule in 1:48 scale. At the time of all the kit releases I wasn’t all that interested in space craft or models in general (a ’65 Ford Mustang and a girl named Debbie occupied my spare time). Luckily Revell re-issued the Apollo space models over the years and I was able to scoop up all the major kits that I missed back in the late 1960’s. The diorama was a re-issue of the ’68 Lander kit in 1:48 scale. There’s not a lot to the kit (like most missiles or rockets) but I enjoyed building it even after all these years. Now if Ford would re-issue a 1965 Mustang (at a popular price) I’d be a happy man!
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