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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Paul,
if you are looking for those kind of kits have a look at Fantastic-Plastic.com
http://fantastic-plastic.com/index.html
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
I just love the Buck Rodgers rocket. There was a fellow who made limited run resin kits of these and other old scifi rockets. Sadly, his molds are worn out & he feels there is not enough interest to remake them.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Best I could find showing the wires Roger …

Wow, that 'Kit" is a bit basic on detail 'out of the box'

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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 08:29 PM UTC


Peter - just noticed that the gif you posted above is actually one of Ming's bombers. A quick goggle search confirmed. Identifiable by the V6 exhaust manifold and longer nose cannon plus longer more phallic looking fuselage .
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:27 AM UTC
Can't wait to see this one progress Roger.
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Roger, looks Great. You are already beyond my vacforming skills, so it might be KISS for for you, but highly advanced for me

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 04:43 PM UTC

congrats to those that have completed their entries.
Thought I'd better pull finger and make a start .
So here's the "kit" box and the "kit" contents





Just in the process of trimming up the body halves plus marking out and cutting the various winglets. Trying to keep things K.I.S.S. since I haven't done any serious modelling over a few years now.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:49 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper. The Intermediate Blue worked better than I thought it would. Washes out nicely with the flash and looks like the color I remember (to the naked eye) when the exhibit came through Boston many many years ago.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 06:52 AM UTC
David, congrats on finishing!

Really nice work on weathering and the different shapes of bluegrey. Looks great!
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
I'm going to be calling this one done.

Pictures posted to the Campaign Gallery as well.







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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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Sorry to hear about your dog, David. Hope everything Works out - one Way or the other.



Thanks Jesper. He went to chase squirrels in heaven on Wednesday.
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 04:23 PM UTC
Sorry to hear about your dog, David. Hope everything Works out - one Way or the other.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC

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Looks Great so far, Mike! Are you Planning any decals for it? Maybe some aircraft stencilling would look cool and add some contrast.



I do love the Hasegawa/Begemot stencil effect. From the little info I can find there wasn't much in the way of markings other than some red stripes.

I will probably go with a combination of the two.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Been a while with no update from me. The dog came up lame on Friday morning and it turned out to be bone cancer. Been a heart wrenching last few days.

I applied the oil wash using gum spirits of turpentine over a lacquer gloss coat on the INT. No cracking that I can see on the Bandai plastic.

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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 04:39 PM UTC
Looks Great so far, Mike! Are you Planning any decals for it? Maybe some aircraft stencilling would look cool and add some contrast.
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
Some more work on the Launcelot


The 'thighs' needed drilling and pining, as did the ankles. So at this point they are still somewhat poseable.

The resin cast 'lance' was pretty bad and this styrene rod is just a placeholder for now. I'll use a brass rod and 'blade' when I get closer to the end.


I had black-based the interior edges and should have stopped misting Tamiya XF-20 over a little (LOT) sooner. Oh well, next time.
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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Ditto .

I can remember watching the reruns on TV as a child and will never forget the sparks and smoke (and often visible wires) from the rocket ship.



Wires?....Neverrr….



The original serial with Buster Crabbe and Roger's clip of Zarkov's Rocket ship was filmed in 1936 as a cinema serial, shown in several parts over time. 2 further serials were filmed.

They were one of several serials that were broadcast in Australia, in the early years of television broadcasting here, as matinee serials on a Saturday afternoon and later in the 'children's line-up' for early morning 'child minding'. I vaguely remember them and he 1930's Tarzan serials and 1940's Batman serials were others. Ooops… did I say I remember them
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 11:49 PM UTC

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Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

...that is my excuse anyway.....




Neither was I, wasn't born until the mid 60s...



Ditto .
I can remember watching the reruns on TV as a child and will never forget the sparks and smoke (and often visible wires) from the rocket ship.



And I just noticed that Peter said "Broadcast", these were originally short serial movies in the late 30s. IIRC, in the 60s, they were rereleased as a feature length film.

Strings, smoke and sparks, state of the art for the times.
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC

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Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

...that is my excuse anyway.....




Neither was I, wasn't born until the mid 60s...



Ditto .
I can remember watching the reruns on TV as a child and will never forget the sparks and smoke (and often visible wires) from the rocket ship.
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 12:09 AM UTC

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Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

...that is my excuse anyway.....




Neither was I, wasn't born until the mid 60s...
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:09 PM UTC
Well... I wasn't even born when it was broadcast...

...that is my excuse anyway.....

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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:08 PM UTC
Roger, those are some cool ideas! Looks really nice, but needs to be precision work on the egg shape(s).

Looking forward to see more.