Buck Rogers Cargo Sled

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  1. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

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    Kann ich das auch mit den Revell Bausätzen nachbauen?
    Can I recreate the same with the Revell kits ?
    HGJ
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    @starbuck : I was thinking about that, too, right at the same time when you made your post! ;)

    Well, the plywood cutouts do not reveal anything; they just stand there. I am thinking of making an asteroid base or something with a rod on which the model can be mounted. Or an optional landing gear.

    @cylongirl : YEP! :) The texture will tell you where to cut which parts. ;) However, you need the kits from 1978 or 1998; the re-issue from 2008 does not have the display stand rod and the exhaust pieces.
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  3. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    That's looking COOL!
  4. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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    I just caught that, now I'm very excited!

    Looking at those amazing renders I wonder, Did Boba Fett have one of these for running errands?
  5. Revell-Fan

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    I'm not certain. The ship was based on a model built by David Jones who was heavily involved in the making of many of the Buck ships (he did the pre-prod sketch of the Thunderfighter based on McQuarrie's early Viper sketches, surely you know the model Chris and I have created based on that design). David started work on it for another production called "ShowScan". The model remained unfinished and was brought to Vance Frederick who should "do something" with it because they quickly needed another ship for a new episode. It is possible that the design was influenced by the time it was created (it was "Empire" time), and many of the people involved in the effects worked on "Star Wars" and several Douglas Trumbull productions ("Close Encounters", "2001"). The model was rebuilt into the Astrosled for the episode "Olympiad" later (and apparently restored to its original configuration as it can be seen in the battlebuck gallery).

    Well, MAYBE they thought, hey, "Empire" has Boba, why can't we have anything like that? Or maybe visor slits were "in" at that time (remember the Aurora? ;) ).
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  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    This is the part from the Raider display stand.

    s10.jpg

    And one more beauty shot.

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    :)
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  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Ooooh, aaah, a front view!! Looks great!! :)
  8. Revell-Fan

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    Mexican stand-off with the viewer. I should have added some text like "VROOM! VROOOOM!!!" :)
  9. Revell-Fan

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    Vents and support struts added. I am VERY pleased with the look of this bird. :)

    s13.jpg
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  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Me too, mate, me too!thumbsup
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  11. Revell-Fan

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    Alright, I have spent the evening looking at the model from all different angles. There is a slight deviation from the original which I was unable to correct but according to the pictures the model should be 95 % correct - I can live with that. I therefore call CG modeling done. Next step: Cleaning up and unfolding. :)

    s14.jpg
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  12. mcusanelli

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    This is gonna be an awesome model!!
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  13. starbuck

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    Looking fantastic.
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  14. starbuck

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    @ Kitbashing - check this: http://www.starshipmodeler.com/ugly_chal.cfm
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    Where i find this one rather interesting - very well armed;-))
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  15. Revell-Fan

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    Great link, starbuck! My favourites are the Bodgerite and the Grey Death. :)
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  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Damn... I missed that contest by three days :(
    gave the ship I had made away in disgust....
  17. zathros

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    You should be proud. I wish I could see the CAD file!! :)
  18. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Do you mean the Sled or the kitbash model?
  19. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your model! Here's a couple of Renders of that .SKP file, of the Narcissus. This is really already made. :) 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg
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  20. Revell-Fan

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    The shape looks good, but the texture... :Nonoooo::violin::bag: