A beautiful cast resin model that, luck has it, could also be a fantastic nose cone!
Martin Goldsack has introduced a new line of models based on the spacecraft designs of the 1950s as proposed by people like Wehrner von Braun, Fred Ordway, and Willy Ley, and seen in the artwork of Chesley Bonestell or Fred Freeman, "How the Future Was".
This model represents a space shuttle orbiter used to ferry crew and cargo to and from Mars orbit. It has a very large swept wing (due to the thin Martian atmosphere it is designed to work in) and can be built with either a T-tail or canards, or a combination of the two.
The finished model is 26cm long with a wingspan of 44cm. Scale - well as a speculative design its scale is open to interpretation. It could be a small shuttle to 1/72/25mm scale, or a larger one to 1/144 scale.
The kit comprises 32 resin parts, including optional wheeled or ski landing gear and optional canards, and includes decals for PanAm (both pre and post 1955 logo), American Airlines (50s and 60s versions), NASA, and NACA (forerunner of NASA), or of course you can use your own decals to create an individual shuttle (as I did - the prototypes carry the names of some of my favourite authors).
New decal addition: Royal Space Force - if only!
Wing Span: 440mm
Weight: approx 70g