SIM #8 - Space Suits

Published: April 20th, 2012     
Author: Karl Dodenhoff
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery - IPMS# 14003
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 60 pages, photos and line drawings, kit listing and reviews
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: SIM #8
Product provided by: Space in Miniature

You may be familiar with other publications from Mike Mackowski and Space In Miniature, especially if you are a fan of "real space" related models. "Space Suits" is the most recent addition to the SIM's outstanding list of publications and should be snapped up as quickly as possible.

The newest book in the SIM series is SIM #8 - Space Suits. Researched and written by Karl Dodenhoff, SIM #8 describes all of the space suits developed and used by NASA from Mercury to the International Space Station. This 60-page book has over one hundred line drawings and photographs that provide the model builder a comprehensive technical reference on this subject. Covering everything from early manned space gear, through the Apollo lunar surface exploration suits, and to the free-flying backpacks used by Gemini and Space Shuttle astronauts, this guidebook is a unique resource for the serious space modeler.

In addition to a pictorial review of space suit development, a thorough listing of scale figure kits is provided, along with five pages of kit reviews. Additionally, there is a feature article on building an accurate version of the old Aurora "American Astronaut" kit. The article is in the form of a downloadable pdf file and is as thorough and well laid out as the Space Suits publication which it augments.

Thanks to Mike and SIM for the sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this very fine publication.

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