Alliance models Buck Rogers Starfighter

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Sc0tty, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Sc0tty

    Sc0tty Member

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    I am thinking of getting this model and it's cockpit upgrade but can someone out there answer a couple of questions first ? The advertised model seems to have the Earth Directorate decals on the side pods but no sign of the rainbow decals for further back. What decals come with the model ? If none, I see that jbot does a 1/35 version. Would these work on this 1/32 scale model.

    Also, am I right in saying the cockpit upgrade has no 'glass' to it?

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  2. Joseph C. Brown

    Joseph C. Brown Active Member

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    I just dug into my ominously growing Un-Built Kit Stash and excavated my sample of this kit. And found the cockpit upgrade as well, so:

    The decals I have with my kit contain the Earth Directorate symbol and the rainbow stripes.

    The cockpit upgrade set came with very thin clear plastic and templates to aid in cutting the needed window panes.

    I'd not looked in that box for several years, and was pleasantly surprised at how nice the kit is. A little weighty, especially at the aft end; that means it's capable both as a display model and can also double as an emergency (thrown) home-defense item. :cool
     
  3. Sc0tty

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    Thanks Joe. My B5 Starfury has the same back end weighty issues. Though I felt like tossing it many times during the build, way too rare a model.

    BTW, is the undercarriage optional ?
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  4. danikin72

    danikin72 Active Member

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    I didn't even know this kit existed!
    I was going to scratch build one so thanks for saving me the time.
    A quick question though, you said it was heavy in the back, so it's a solid cast?
    I wanted to light it so do you think that would be an option with moderate skills?
     
  5. Troy Downen

    Troy Downen Active Member

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    Ditto all of this for the kit I purchased one year ago. Sounds like the kit contents have not changed over the years.

     
  6. jedimaster

    jedimaster Sr Member

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    You think that's heavy.... You should feel the studio scale kit.
     
  7. Joseph C. Brown

    Joseph C. Brown Active Member

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    I'll get up some pics of the kit parts laid out on a grid mat; that should answer a question or two.
     
  8. Sc0tty

    Sc0tty Member

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    Thanks Joe.
     
  9. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm waiting to finish some other stuff before getting the 1/72 starfighter that came out this year...
     
  10. Joseph C. Brown

    Joseph C. Brown Active Member

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    And the pics...

    The engine has crisper detail than the old styrene kit, and I am sure that my blurry pic of it shows that very well. :behave
     
  11. Sc0tty

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    Thanks V/much Joe.
     

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