Lake County SpacePort 

                                                                                       "Ad Astra per Formae"

Revell 1/24 scale Russian Vostok Spacecraft


The first production model kit of the Vostok and largest model of the ship I've seen. This model commemorates the flight of Major Yuri Gagarin and Vostok 1, on April 12, 1961, making him the first man to orbit the Earth.

The model was originally built in the 1970s and remained in that condition until the exterior restoration work of 2012, when the white third-stage exterior paint was done, along with restoration of all whip and loop antenna on the Vostok itself. 

The display stamd was also revised to include images of Russian commemoratives celebrating the flight.