Buck Rogers Searcher Shuttlecraft finished

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Bradleyfett, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Studio scale replica of the shuttlecraft used in season 2 of Buck Rogers. This is the ship used often by Buck, Wilma, etc. to go from the Searcher to planet surfaces. It was featured heavily in episodes like 'The Satyr' and 'The Crystals'.

    As with the original miniature, this was another re-use of my mold of the Buck Ranger 3 (see previous post). For this one, the wings were shortened quite a bit, 'vertical stabilizers' were added to the wings, and the vertical tail was removed. The rainbow stripe is a tie-in to the other 25th century Earth ship on the show, the Starfighter.

    Also like the original studio model, there is no interior and the solid windows are just painted black.

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    More pics here:
    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mommydawn200...n2000/my_photos

    Comments welcome.

    Mark
     
  2. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Very nicely done Mark. Did you use pastels for the weathering or just careful spraying?
     
  3. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks.

    Pastels for sure- I'm sold on that now. Even on big models, spray cans are hard to control.

    Mark
     
  4. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    I've never used them but will have to try. I really love the look they give.
     
  5. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    beautiful. thanks for sharing. Now, send it to me...now. ;)
     
  6. Dymerski

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    KICKS BUTT .. Put me down if you are doing this also..
    Dean
     
  7. Kuhn Global

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    I just can't get enough of this "Ranger 3" looking design,..gotta keep lookin at it. LOL.
    For such a cheesy show (that I never missed an episode of..lol), BR 25th sure had great ship designs. This Shuttle looks like an awesome reproduction by Mark. If I am not on your list Mark,..please place me on it. LOL. I think I already am for your Ranger 3.
    I have heard that a SS Thunderfighter and Draconian Marauder will be offered by someone soon. That will be nice as well. Further,.. Alfred Wong has mastered a 1/48 scale Warhawk from that show seen here:( http://www.alfredsmind.ca/warhawkpg.htm )and MIM will be offering it shortly here:( http://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=8041 ).
    As for this Shuttle ,..awesome work Mark... :thumbsup :thumbsup
     

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