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The Visible Man

June 20, 2014

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In 1959 the Renwal Blueprint Models Co., of Mineola N.Y. produced a very intricate plastic model called “The Visible Man”. At 1/5 scale, it is still a very detailed reproduction of the human anatomy.

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I don’t know what the original srp of this model was, but I’m sure for the time it wasn’t cheap. Not only did it come with hundreds of small model pieces, it also came with a nicely illustrated introduction to anatomy booklet, assembly instructions and guarantee/part replacement order form.

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At some point I might actually assemble this guy properly, but this also requires painting all the small pieces and painstakingly gluing them all into place. I’m not a very patient person unfortunately.

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Many thanks to J. Selby from Halo Tattoo in NY for the trade.

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