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Horizon Models launches first kit

Published: October 12, 2015
1-72 Mercury Spacecraft

Australian-based Horizon Models has released its first product—a 1:72 model kit of the Mercury Spacecraft, which contains parts to make two spacecraft, decals printed by Microscale and photo-etched detail parts. Builders can choose from three different flight modes: launch, orbit or re-entry. There are also parts to build a boilerplate, porthole or window versions of the capsule. The display stand is included.

Managing director Tony Radosevic founded Horizon Models in 2012 from a childhood ambition. When he was 10, he would write lists of kits his imaginary company would produce. “Fast-forward 30 years, and the opportunity to start my own company presented itself,” he says. “There are a large number of interesting modeling subjects that haven't been created as scale-model kits, and we have a long list of items that we'd love to bring to the market.”

The company’s primary interest is the period from about 1950 to 1980, and it aims to produce a range of aircraft from that era, as well as more space-related kits. The products will continue to be made out of plastic, with added photo-etched parts for extra detail.

Currently, Horizon Models’ products are available through its website The Mercury Spacecraft is $24.95 with world-wide shipping starting in mid-October for $7.95. The company plans to sell to retailers in the future, with discounts to be determined.