Buck Rogers Land Rover

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    The Draconian turret is ready for firing! ;)

    rover8.jpg

    And now - believe it or not - the Rovers are ready for cleaning up and unfolding! :)
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

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    OUTSTANDING!!!
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Well, they still lack some colour..! ;)

    The models have been cleaned up und are about to be unfolded. Here is a beauty shot.

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    Last edited: Mar 1, 2015
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    I have the final dimensions:

    original length: 5.51 m / 18'

    1:18 = 30 cm / 12"
    1:24 = 23 cm / 9"
    1:32 = 17 cm / 7"

    :)
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    I can deal with those sizes!thumbsup
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    @ASC Mclaren : I have googled for the Mego toy. I found many pictures but no entry told me how long it was. Could you enlighten me, please? :)
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    I felt the urgent need to put all the vehicles based on the Thiokol Snowcat side by side in the order of their appearance. This is how it looks:

    rover - unfold.jpg

    The evolution of a legend. :)
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    I'm wondering if someone should do a Thiokol Imp? :D
    RF, I'll get the dimensions when I get home.
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    The Mego is 10.2" long, 4.8" wide, and 5.8" to the top of the turret.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Love your work Revell-fan!! :)
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    I love yours, too! ;)
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    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

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    "Ich liebe Euch doch alle, ich liebe alle Menschen." Zitat Erich Mielke.
    "Ich liebe diesen Bau" Zitat Cylongirl. :)
    Perfekt !!! I like it
    HGJ
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  14. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Great job! Looks like another fantastic model. You can never have too many classic scifi vehicles.
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    Thank you all! :)
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    Alright folks, Jenny asked me to make the 1/32 scale version for her Buck Rogers hangar diorama. So I got back to the model and unfolded it. It is in the first stages, the unfold is complete but it has no flaps and is completely white. I'm changing that right now. The parts are pretty straight forward to build, so this is a beginner's model. UNFORTUNATELY there is one problem...

    I've been collaborating with @Rhaven Blaack on this model quite extensively and he gently used the whip on me to make an interior for it. ;) A basic structure has already been developed "off-screen" (we had many hours of Skype chats to flesh out the ideas) but getting all of it ready would delay the model further and further. The reason for the delay in the first place lies in the nature of the model itself. Since the original Rover was based on the BSG Landram the interiors of both vehicles are virtually identical. So if I make an interior for the Rover I'll have to make sure that it fits in the Landram as well. And to guarantee that I'll have to follow the original design history and start with the Landram first (its interior is much better documented, too). So, first the Landram interior, then the Rover interior. But not now.

    I have decided to give you the Rover without interior first. This is not as bad as it sounds because there are only two pieces which have to be changed (the bottom piece of the "cockpit tub" and the top piece of the skirt piece) to make room for the interior. Everything else (the complete outer hull) will remain unchanged. The drive unit and turret will be copied directly from the Landram kit (hey, it is the same vehicle, no need to invent the wheel twice! ;) ).The interior will be available as an add-on kit later, similar to the interior add-on for the Thunderfighter.

    Stay tuned! :)
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    A first glimpse at the textured pieces. :)

    rover11.jpg

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  18. Rhaven Blaack

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    SWEET!!! thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
    I REALLY like how this looks (so far)!!! thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
    This is going to be a GREAT addition to the BRTC25 collection!!! thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I did find a few pics for the paint scheme.
    I hope that they help you.
    LAND ROVER FRONT OBLIQUE.png LAND ROVER FRONT.png LAND ROVER SIDE.png

    If need be, I will attempt to get some screen shots (if you need them).
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    Thanks for the assist but I have ALL (and I mean ALL ! ) of them. ;)

    I noticed a small mistake in the unfold. The "step" that is present on the sides is not apparent on the back side (the back is completely smooth), so I had to go back ( ;) ) to the mesh and fix it. That led to a vertical stretching of the back doors which made them look more natural. :)
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