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Your Two Cents: Discovery

The following are reader's opinions of the Discovery made by Lunar Models.

Reviewer   Dean Portz
Date Reviewed   Jun 4, 2001
Overall Rating       Not good at all. You really have to want it bad.
Comments After reading the previous reviews you guys got off lucky! The kit I received only contained 85 parts some of which have the previously described defects. It appears I am missing the engine exhausts and a few other parts plus only one page of instructions starting with step 3 to step 7. The antenna dish have nicks on the edges and it looks as though the ball has been dropped on the floor with some scratches in it.

I purchased this model directly from Lunar Models in December of 2000. I thought it would be fun to commemorate the movie. After 5 months of e-mails to Phil at Lunar Models and promises to send the missing parts/instructions I have yet to see any of it.

Fortunately I have the skills to scratchbuild the missing parts and with the help of the movie and pictures on this site I will be able to do so.

It's a shame that some companies give the hobby a bad name (at least in my opinion). I was prepared to purchase quite a number of models from Lunar Models however $150 for a grab-bag does not make a pleasant modeling experience.

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