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Revell Gemini

Revell 1:24 Gemini

The Revell 1:24 scale Gemini kit first came out in 1966, and is based on an early prototype of the NASA spacecraft, hence a number of inaccuracies. Revell also produced a 1/48 scale Gemini/Mercury kit. When some models were made in two scales, the two scales of Gemini kit could be used (for instance, the Jarak ships from Alpha Child)

Eagle 1 in 2006

The front leg pods of Eagle 1 have two Gemini retro rockets on the top and front sloping faces (the rocket nozzles aren't in place). The two rear leg pods only have one of these cones each.

Eagle (90k)

The second 44 inch Eagle model has a square ribbed block on the leg pods (in later episodes, highlighted in black). This is the attitude control system thruster modules from the retrograde section of the Gemini ship.


The 44 inch Eagles use the Gemini astronauts within the command module.

Missing Link

The winch pod first seen in Breakaway. The 22 inch model makes use of several Gemini parts including the retrorocket attachment harness, Gemini Radar Evaluation Pod (REP) experiment, two Gemini environmental control system coolant pumps, and the 3 Gemini attitude control system thruster modules. For the 44 inch Eagle, the Gemini parts were scaled up from scratch.

Moonbase Alpha building 10

Moonbase Alpha is covered in Revell Gemini parts. On this building alone, the sunken section is the adaptor ring, in the centre are three retro rockets. On the left are three battery housings, parts of the cooling unit and two more of the attitude control system thruster modules. Other buildings have these and other parts, including the distinctive grilled hull.

Laser tank

The laser tanks have more Gemini parts. Another Gemini astronaut is driving. The battery housing is behind the cockpit. The thruster module and cooling system are alongside it.

Copyright Martin Willey