Ranger-3

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    In testing the nosecone, I found that I had to take off the glue tabs that were on the nosecone (that slid into the body), because they would not slide in properly.
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    So I attached a glue strip to the edge of the body and slid the nosecone into place.
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    Do to some manipulation, the end result does not look all too clean.wall1wall1wall1
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    Now onto mounting that engines and landing gear.
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  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    The ship looks great..
    And the building speed is very high....thumbs up.
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words.
    It is a fairly easy build (for the most part). so it does go by quite fast.
  4. Revell-Fan

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    :cry: Oh, my! :cry:

    Thank goodness you have found the error before release.

    Aside from that, the ship is coming together very nicely. Despite the fact that this is a Sci-Fi movie prop developed in the late 70s it really looks like the next generation of the Space Shuttle. :cool:

    I'm looking forward to seeing the final steps! :thumb:
  5. Rogerio Silva

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    I'm already on the edge of my seat!
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    Looks really great, Thunderchild did a great job designing Ranger 3. Wonder if we could talk him into designing the Hatchet fighter, Buck needs an advacery to shoot at. Besides they were the ones that first shot at Buck's shuttle.

    Regards,
    Rick
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    Count me in on that challenge! :mrgreen::thumb::mrgreen:
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I too would LOVE to see someone design (and build) a Hatchet Fighter.
    On that note, on with the progress of this model.
    Here are the engines. everything went together without any problems.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Engines are mounted.
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    Now onto the Landing Gear.
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  10. dnalor

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    looks perfect.
  11. Rogerio Silva

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    That's too cool, RB. You're doing a great job, as usual.
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It is time for the Landing gear assembly.
    (since all three assemblies are the same, I opted not to photograph each one.)
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    Landing Gear attached.
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    The landing gear is supporting the weight of the model.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Finished!!!

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    EDF Thunder Fighters escorting Ranger-3 into New Chicago.
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    All of the photos have been sent to ThunderChild for review (and kit revision).

    ENJOY!!!
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  14. ASC Mclaren

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    Very nice build!
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    That looks awesome, pal! If it wasn't a movie prop from the late 70s and if NASA hadn't cancelled the shuttle program you could actually assume that Ranger 3 was the next generation of Space Shuttle; lighter than the original one, more powerful and more functional, superbly able to transfer people and material from and to the ISS. Great job, and the group shots reveal the scale perfectly.
  16. dnalor

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    great looking set you have..
    Is the ranger 3 into scale to the other ships?.
    it looks so small...or am i comparing it with a space shuttle?
  17. Revell-Fan

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    Ranger 3 was a one-manned space probe, it is smaller than the Space Shuttle (I pointed that out in my previous post). So it should match the TF's scale (1:32).
  18. Rogerio Silva

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    The models are great, and to me, the scale matches pretty well to the others. It really took me back in time through my memories; I really enjoyed the show.
    Thanks, Rhaven, and thanks, ThunderChild!
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    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

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    Unglaublich, alles aus Papier.
    Rufen Sie die NASA an, die benötigen Deine Hilfe.
    Incredibly , all made of paper.
    Call the NASA who need your help .
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  20. zathros

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

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    Sie Haben recht!

    Got that right! :)
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