This kit depicts the launch vehicle for the SAMOS series of surveillance satellites. The kit parts are beautifully cast with crisp details, a smooth surface finish and no visible airholes. The banding of the Atlas is nicely done as engraved lines. All parts, except for the engine nozzles, are solidly molded. The engine bells are nicely hollowed out. All parts are still attached to their pour plugs. To completely detail the turbo exhaust, the modeler will have to provide either wire or rod. You won't use all of the decals, as the decal sheet is common among many New Ware Atlas kits. In addition to the graphical assembly instructions, the instruction sheet includes a short program history and a four view painting and decaling guide.