Round 2 Models and Polar Lights have re-released The Jetsons Capsule Car with figures. This boxing only includes George Jetson and Astro. The figures are pre-painted and they look very nice. The clear capsule is very transparent and free of scratches due to careful packing. It does have a small “pimple” on the top, probably part of the molding process.
This kit is a snap-together model, and the overall fit and ease of assembly is excellent. If you go OOB, and don’t want to paint it, you could have it ready for display (or playing) in less than 15 minutes.
During assembly I found a few minor gaps in the capsule car ‘fins.’ It was a matter of 10 minutes with putty and sanding sticks to take care of them. I decided to paint the interior and exterior of the capsule car, as well as the moon base. The overall breakdown of the kit made painting very easy with minimal masking.
This is an excellent model to get a youngster interested in the hobby, or to get a break from a complex build and just get the reward of getting something “done.” Haven’t we all felt like that at times?
I spent about two hours on this model, and they were two very fun hours. Go ahead and get one of these kits. Build it with your kids, your nephew/niece, or on your own. You will have a great time.
I would like to thank Round 2 Models and IPMS/USA for the review sample.