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Scale Solutions' Rocket Motor SBS#1 Preview

By John Lester - images & text © 2008

Scale: N/A - 2"/50mm long and 1"/25mm wide at nozzle
Parts: 1 (may be purchased in sets of 2 or 4).
Instructions: Generic 'how to use resin'
Decals: None
Molding Quality: 8 - some mold seams, but no pits or slips
Detail: 8 - nicely rendered
Accuracy: N/A
MSRP: $19.00 AUD (~$17.13 USD/ $17.14 CAN/ € 11.70 EUR) available from Scale Solutions
Overall Rating: 8 - nifty accessory for kitbashing/scratchbuilding

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Every once in a while I come across a product I didn't know I just have to have. Scale Solutions' latest kitbash/scratchbuilding accessory kit ' Rocket Motor SBS #1' is just such a thing.

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^ Small amount of flash

Image: Throat

Image: Mounting pad

What You Get

The “kit” is comprised of a single resin piece. You can order it in packs of two or four pieces. My set of four arrived snugly packaged inside pockets cut into styrofoam packing. Each piece consists of an engine bell with various wiring, tubing and tankage attached. Detail is quite sharp, as you can see in the pictures.

Casting is nice, with no pits, bubbles or sinkholes. Each piece in my sample does have some flash around the mold seams. The resin is a very dense, heavy type and the flash will take a bit of carving to remove - nothing that should take more than a few minutes though.


When I saw these on the Scale Solutions website I knew exactly where I could use them. They're the perfect detail for a scratchbuild that has been languishing on the shelf for a while awaiting inspiration. These motors are a good size, nicely cast and (I feel) an excellent value for the price.

Highly recommended!

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