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Roktman

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    Kevin
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    Kilkenny
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    Brooklyn Plastic Model Society
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    Staten Island
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    Real Space, Sci-Fi, X-planes, and Figures

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  1. Thanks, Duke! Yep, I'm really looking fwd to the flying Edsel. Story behind it it a scientist was working on anti-graity in the mid 1920s. The Soviets got their hand on the device and supposedly they were able to make the 16,000kg vehicle only 8kg. Stick a large engine on it and it's able to fly with those tiny wings... Nice story. LOL Hope the build is as nice. πŸ˜‰
  2. Finally picked up a few kits for the to do list. First is from the movie Prometheus. I guess many people either love it or hate it. I think the ship was pretty cool! Then in my unending quest for the strange an unusual, SAMI helped me out 2X more with news of these kits. So I quickly hit eBay and grabbed them up. πŸ™‚
  3. Yet another oldie but goodie from Fantastic Plastic' retired line. This is the 1:288 scale Naboo Royal Yacht. It was seen in Ep. 2, when Padme and Anakin went to Tatooine to find Anakin's mother. They then used it to get to Geonosis for the failed attempt to rescue Obi Wan. I picked this one out as I wanted to give the Rust-oleum Chrome paint another go... Only a few parts on this one so it was a super quick build. Once again from sitting in the box for a decade one of the side fins and the ship's top fin had a little warp in it. But what was weird was that as soon as I put each part in
  4. Don't know about Sentinal 6, but if you do a search for 'NASA, card model". There are quite a few waiting to be built/scratched. What I do is use the card parts as templates for a build in styrene. Since many satellites are basically boxes and rods, many can be easily scratch built. EDIT: easy to find - - https://tdglobal.ksc.nasa.gov/servlet/sm.web.Fetch/Sentinel-6_Michael_Freilich_Spacecraft_Paper_Model_Cutout.pdf?rhid=1003&did=49711&type=released Looks pretty easy to convert to sheet styrene. πŸ˜‰ HTH
  5. Thanks! FP seems to run hot or cold with their kits depending on who he has casting it. This one was a hit. Too bad they got C&D'd. The only oops is the pilot. According to when they were flying they had the guys with the full helmets. The guy in this seat was a regular helmet and goggles. But who am I to complain. πŸ˜‰ It's 1:72 AND came with a pilot. HAHA
  6. Diving back into my stash, I came out with another Fantastic Plastic oldie but goodie. Due to a C&D, all of FP's Star Wars kits are currently retired. The kit is their their Vector Wing fighter in 1:72 scale. It came in 26 parts of white resin, and one clear resin canopy. for the paintjob it was easier to paint sub-assemblies. Tried to shoot the pilot, but ended up illustrating my light weathering. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for looking.
  7. Thanks, Duke! Yes, I was quite shocked. Even more shocked that it looked shinier applying it over the raw resin.
  8. Cool! I still have to see if that’s the same time my son is back to college. Kills me to possibly miss. But I guess it’s either help wifey take son to school or look for a kind soul with a futon... ;)
  9. This kit is an oldie from Fantastic Plastic when they did a few Star Wars vehicles. The Cruiser was seen at the beginning of Ep.2, Attack of the Clones. Just by the way it slid into frame and then did the 180 for landing it instantly became my favorite ship of the prequels. Sadly FP got a C&D from Lucasfilm and that was the end of his Star Wars offerings. The 1:288 kit was produced in 2009, and came in 20+ parts including landing legs and a base. I had often thought of molding and casting in metal the spindly looking legs, but with that never happening, I decided to leave it as "in f
  10. Roktman

    Medusa

    Ok, so I can't stop building them. This one is from Aradia Miniatures 75mm Dante Inferno collection. A very well done kit, but m,y love hate relationship with Aradia models is there's a certain order you need to assemble the parts, which they don't tell you. You only find out 2/3s the way thru when major sub-assemblies don't fit - hence the "broken" spear on the stone soldier... Oh well... Alsio tried OSL again. Thanks for looking.
  11. Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words. cheveuxroux: I don't have any of those aircraft. I came to aircraft from the Sci-fi, and real space side of modeling. So I started looking for these far out looking aircraft, and it ended up being some of the wacky Luft '46, Prototype, and other aircraft that never made it off the drawing board.
  12. This is another throw back kit from Fantastic Plastic that I dug deep into my stash to pull out. The date on the instructions says 2008! It's been out of production since 2011, but if you pay attention to the site, older models can come back for a brief engagement at any time. The LRV from FP's site: For a simple kit this one fought me every step of the way. The worst being the painting gods were tricksters watching me paint this, despite it just being black and white. Painting the black, I left it to dry, then turning it over to paint the white, I discovered a nic on the black.
  13. Another oldie but good from Fantastic Plastic! From their site: In the mid-1950s, the U.S. Air Force flirted seriously with the idea of producing long-range strategic bombers powered by atomic energy. The main advantage of such a weapon would be its ability to stay aloft for weeks at a time, thus serving as the aerial counterpart to the Navy's fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. Jack Northrop, America's number-one proponent of "flying wing" aircraft, proposed several configurations for such an atomic-powered bomber. The most exotic of these was an asymmetrical design that p
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