Hey guys. Even with my meager funds, I decided to take the plunge and order one of TimeSlip Creations excellent Buck Rogers Ranger 3 studio model kits. So I have one coming this week and I will likely start work on it once it arrives since these kits supposedly are some of the best resin castings out there and I've always wanted to do a studio model replica (and work up the nerve to do my CC X-Wing in a year or two).
I have a couple questions though. First of all, I've seen pictures of the Ranger 3 at the old Univeral Hartland site and the images at Battlebuck.com. Does anyone have any idea what paint colors/brands Universal Hartland might have been using at the time when they did the Ranger 3? I likely will have to match by eye if they used Pactra paints, but I am kind of hoping maybe some Floquil shades were used, which would make shade duplication easier to accomplish.
Secondly, George's Ranger 3 builtup with lights has three red navigation lights in the model (wingtips and tail fin). I don't recall ever seeing nav lights on the effects images of the studio model. But if they were there, I would love to add them as I may use this model as my first lighting project since the difficulty doesn't seem too bad (just glowing LEDs, no flashing or strobe effects).
Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.