Ranger3 from Buck Rogers

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  1. dirkpitt289

    dirkpitt289 New Member

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    I'm a HUGE Buck Rogers fan and have always wanted to build his Raanger3 ship. Its unique and not seen very often.Anyone know of a Ranger3 kit from Buck Rogers? I would look awesome next to the Thunderfighter I'm currently building

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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    So far there is no paper model available yet. It is on my todo list but I still haven't got the time to tackle it yet.
  3. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    The paper model from Armageddon could be bashed into it?
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Do you have the link for it?
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    I couldn't find one, lots of shuttle models tho.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Please keep in mind that R3 is not a regular space shuttle. You can't just take a model of a real one available and turn it into R3. The proportions are too different.
  7. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    It is another that is ALL CURVES... the BANE of Card Models!!!!

    original VFX model more pix HERE
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    @ThunderChild has been working on a card model of Ranger-3 for quite a while now. However "Real-life" has thrown a spanner into the cog-works for the moment. I recently contacted him and he will be returning to it soon to finish it up. Unfortunately, there is no ETA.
    Here is a preview:
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  9. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Thunderchild does GREAT work! Looking forward to seeing what is done.
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    NOT in this case. Thunderchild has proven that it is doable. ;)
  11. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    A ton of curves, but.....its looking great!
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    Thunderchild's model is the epiphany of how you can make a model like that without water forming each panel. It is superb, but be real, while it captures the model, it is missing al the compound curves. This is the limitation of paper, not Thunderchild, I think he could probably make anything he wanted too, but for general distribution, thqat becomes a different story. It would be nice to have him release that though. ;)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I contacted ThunderChild a few weeks ago about this model. He said that he will finish it up and send it to me for a final test. Afterwards, he will release it. I am not certain on the ETA though.
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  14. dirkpitt289

    dirkpitt289 New Member

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    I'm excited, don't take this the wrong way but I won't hold my breath. I understand the amount of work and how life ccan get in the way. That said I'm waiting with baited breath. HAHA!!!
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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    Wow! Thunderchild- Maximum Excellence!
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