from "Perry Rhodan" (1999)
About the Design
The Marco Polo is a space-going battleship some 2.5 km in diameter. Despite its massive size, the ship is capable of planetary landings and take-offs. When on a planet's surface, it's supported by a network of two dozen super-strength landing legs.
About the Kit
In the late 1990s, Revell of Germany released a series of four models based on spacecraft designs featured in Europe's super-popular Perry Rhodan novel series. This was the first time that a major model manufacturer had ever produced a model line based on novel illustrations instead of TV or motion picture designs.
The Marco Polo kit suffered from some serious fit problems, requiring some improvisational skills on the part of the builder. For example, on this model, the ribbed sections around the equatorial ring are actually the flexible sections of bendable drinking straws!
This model was built from an original issue.