Buck Rogers Ranger 3 complete

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  1. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Continuing the recent Buck Rogers trend here at the RPF SSM area (thanks Dymerski and spcglider), I present:

    Ranger 3, the last of America's deep space probes...

    Cast from a copy of the studio model. Comments welcome.


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    Mark
     
  2. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  3. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    HOLLLLYYYY SMOKES ....
    that looks killer... how bug is it? and where do I get one?
    GREAT JOB..
    Dean
     
  4. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Its about 17" long from front to back. Email me at mbradley3@cfl.rr.com

    Mark
     
  5. SSRN Seaview

    SSRN Seaview Well-Known Member

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    Nice job on the weathering. Looks like it has room for a cockpit and a small Buck figure.
     
  6. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gawd, I LOVE this... and your "frozen in space" list is perfect.
     
  7. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep- there actually is a full cockpit inside there including a frosty Buck figure:

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    And the weathering is actually a little on the light side- the original was dirtier.

    Mark
     
  8. spcglider@aol.com

    spcglider@aol.com Sr Member

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    Just to make the thread complete:

    Far beyond the world I know
    Far beyond my time

    What kind of world am I going to find?
    Will it be real or just all in my mind?

    What am I, who am I, what will I be?
    Where am I going and what will I see?

    Far beyond this life of mine
    Far beyond this time

    What was there? Who cares to make it begin?
    Is this forever or will it all end?

    Searching my past for some truths to reveal
    What thoughts are fantasy? What memory's real?

    Buck Rogers Theme
    Sung by Kip Lennon
    Lyrics by Glen A Larson
     
  9. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gordon, Gordon, Gordon,

    You are a man after my own heart. Tell me the truth: you typed that from memory, right?

    Mark
     
  10. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Really nice.
     
  11. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    :lol

    Mark, gorgeous job. Very cool ship and I love the Iced Buck.
     
  12. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    E-mail sent
     
  13. Jestefarean

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    Beautiful.... :)
     
  14. SSRN Seaview

    SSRN Seaview Well-Known Member

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    I have the original Buck Rogers soundtrack on vinyl. Need to get it into my Dell DJ.
     
  15. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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  16. spcglider@aol.com

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    Okay, obviously I got the lyrics mixed up, but yes... from memory.

    I was so totally into BR when I was a kid. Wanted so badly to grow up to be Gil Gerard.

    Met Gil at a show recently. He's not exactly the hunk he used to be, but he's sure a nice guy. It was a real treat getting to meet him. He had plenty of stories about the show. I bought a copy of the actual theatrical release movie on DVD from him. Autographed, of course. :)

    In fact, for a while I was more into BR than I was into Galactica... of course, BR went for two seasons, two horribly long, completely insipid seasons. But heck, I was a kid in need of a space fix... Not to mention that Erin Gray was possibly the hottest tomato on TV. That didn't hurt at all.

    Whats a guy to do when they stop showing reruns of Wonder Woman??

    If I could ever manage to get myself back into shape (good luck there you middle -aged pumpkin.) I'd LOVE to do a sweet version of the standard Earth Defense Directorate pilot uniform (yes...the white one). But lemme tell ya, unless you want to look like an overstuffed sausage you'd better be TRIM. White spandex is as unforgiving as your mother-in-law.

    Anyway, great model Mark.

    -Gordon
     
  17. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was the same- I into Buck much more than BSG when I was in middle school. The stories were just more fun for some reason.

    Its only been recently that I have stopped shrugging off Buck as 'that cheesy show that had good spaceships'. Since seeing the show again on DVD, I have gained a new appreciation for not just the space-hardware, but for what Gil Gerard, Erin Grey, and even Thom Christopher brought to the show. For that matter, just about every regular character in the first season (Huer, Twiki, Ardall), etc.) was well cast, well played, and interesting to watch. I realize now that some of the cheese was intentional too.

    Heck, I'd still rather watch 'Space Vampire' than 'Greetings from Earth' any day.

    Mark
     
  18. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is beautiful. Curious question tho' (not about THIS model, just the general model perse), if this ship is a deep space probe...Where the heck did Buck eat, potty, 'n sleep? Ain't much room in that cockpit for, well anything...
     
  19. Bradleyfett

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    Funny you should mention that- I have thought about that too. There is presumbably room just behind the cockpit- just enough for one person to exist for a period of time. Its a bit of a stretch, but you could cram all the neccessary stuff in there.

    Mark
     
  20. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great model--excellent work-- i met Erin Gray recently-- she still looks pretty good..
     
  21. Kuhn Global

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    Doesn't get any better than this.
    Mark,..can you confirm I am on your list for one of these please. I want to make sure I didn't flub-up an email or somthin..lol.
    This is a great build and I can't wait to get my hands on one. Especially with a frozen Buck. LOL.
     
  22. Bradleyfett

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    Yep, you are in the 'intersted' list. I just need to finalize all the details before I can tell everyone final prices/options and take orders.

    Mark
     
  23. Kuhn Global

    Kuhn Global Sr Member

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    SWEEEEEEEET.

    Thanks again Mark.
     
  24. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm... I'm having a late-70s flashback...

    Oh my God. Huge LAPELS are trying to kill me. Huge lapels... can't... breathe...

    Whew. for a minute there I didn't think I was gonna make it. :rolleyes

    - k
     
  25. Kuhn Global

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    LOLOL..it was the Platform Shoes that attacked me. lol.. I think I still have my C-Goody comb from back then. LOL..oh the shame... :cry
    I still want the Ranger 3 though. :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  26. autoprops713

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    Mark,

    Are you still making this available?

    Dave
     
  27. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Great work. Love the frozen Buck figure, too. Keep up the great work.
     
  28. trooperprop

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    [This is great ...
    And cast from a original makes it even better.
    Sure would like to get one:)
    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD
     
  29. Boba Frett

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    Excellent :)
     
  30. Ivanhotep

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    Fantastic model and build-up.

    After all these years, I'm still wondering why a deep space probe has the aerodynamic body of a low-orbiter. ;)

    And of course, it's the last of America's deep space probes. I guess after Caption William "Buck" Rogers and his ship went missing, there were Congressional Hearings, NASA budgets slashed, the Deep Space program cancellation, and a new focus on unmanned missions...

    I suppose "Buck" is Rogers' pilot callsign? Never thought of it before.
     
  31. CessnaDriver

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    Buck looks a little obscene there handling that joystick.
    All kidding aside.
    Amazing work.
     
  32. ob1al

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    That looks great. :thumbsup

    I haven't watched Buck Rogers for years so its a real blast from the past seing the Ranger 3 again. :D
     
  33. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Studio Scale Buck Rogers Ranger 3 Interest

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    I have to apologize:
    Several people wrote to me about getting a copy of my Ranger 3 casting back in November- I have since had a hard-drive crash and lost all of your names and contact info. I am attempting to contact those who wrote be through forum PMs, but if you emailed me directly prior to February, I have lost the info. So, I'm starting over:

    Anyone interested should contact me at mbradley3@cfl.rr.com


    Thanks.

    Mark
     

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