Salvage 1/Vulture

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Bane, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Bane

    Bane Member

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    Hi all.

    This is my 1:48 Vulture build, designed by Patrick York, from Salvage 1.

    Why this model?

    Being a Carolina boy, I felt a need to do an "In Memorium" build for the recently passed Andy Griffith.

    The obvious choice would be something Mayberryish, but since my interests are primarily real space and sci fi, and I dislike being obvious, I am fortunate in the fact that he did this short series in 1979.

    It occurs to me that some portion of the people that glance at this thread, due to youth or living in some other part of the world, may have no idea what Salvage 1 is.

    How to describe it.....hmmmm.....lets try

    Long long ago in a...no......thats not right........ummmm

    Space, <dramatic pause> the final.........no,no,no.......still not right

    The last, best hope for....no,no,NO....one more try

    Once upon a time, in a hole in the ground, there lived....wait..What?!?

    <sigh>

    Forget all that, just look at these videos, they'll explain everything.


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    [YOUTUBE]Av0fSbfOJMU[/YOUTUBE]

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    Cutting has begun

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    Building first rocket engine

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    First rocket engine complete

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    Now to complete the other two rocket moters and start main body
  2. Vortex_4200

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    I remember that show.... hard to imagine that it has been that long ago... I feel old now :cry:
  3. Zathros

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    A fitting memorial to a great entertainer who has just passed away! :)
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I was wondering then the light flipped on... I remember that show :) I will be following this one
  5. jmich17513

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    I loved this show a lot when it was out. They still haven't released this on DVD yet. The build is coming along nicely.
  6. Vince

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    I too am old enough to remember that show. The throttle was a shift lever from a Ford Mustang.
    I especially remember when Andy & Co. discovered oil, refined it in their junkyard and sold it for 39 cents a gallon, which ticked off the oil companies.
    If only Life were that simple...
  7. scifimodelfan

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    Wow can't believe how long ago that was, I to remember watching it wayyyy back then.
  8. Patron_zero

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    I'm quite surprised that Monogram or Revell didn't do a plastic kit of The Vulture as many other ABC TV programs did, case in point the kit car The Coyote X from Hardcastle & McCormick

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  9. Bane

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    Havn't made a lot of progress since my last post.

    But, since I havn't posted anything on it for several days, here's what I have so far.


    Lox Tanks/Main Engines Are Done.

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    Started work on the basic structure of the Cockpit and Fuel Tank/Cargo space.

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  10. Bane

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    A small move forward on the model.

    Boy, it seems like its taking forever to get this little model done.:confused:

    Cockpit and Fule/Cargo stacked.

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    Bracing added.

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    RCS Thrusters added.

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  11. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    I'm quite impressed with this build so far! It's very clean and well done. :D

    In fact, I think I'll build my own model of S1. I've never seen the show (still waiting for a DVD set), but I always had a dream when I was a kid of going to the junk yard and building my own rocket out of scrap. :wink:
  12. Bane

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    Thanks for the comments.

    It's just so annoying that the outside world has been, lately, interfering with my time for the important things. Playing with my paper and glue.:p
  13. Bane

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    It's starting to come together.


    Retro Rockets

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    Some Handrails

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    Communications Dish

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    Build So Far

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  14. Bane

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    Vulture Spacecraft Is Complete. [​IMG]


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  15. Zathros

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    Congratulations on a great build and memorial to Andy Griffith!! :)




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  16. Vortex_4200

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    Awesome work! :thumb: