Buck Rogers Starfighter final

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Dymerski, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    much work went into this...I tried to keep everything like a studio effects model. The interior was kept simple. I did however sculpt the helmet on the pilot.
    This is casts right from the studio molds. The markings were done in the computer. This is big... around 25 inches
    Dean
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  2. JP05

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    OH MY ... I am sending you my kit ... That is GREAT ....

    Steve
     
  3. SSRN Seaview

    SSRN Seaview Well-Known Member

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    What is the origin of the figure? Tamiya racing driver or else? I have one of these kits in my stash too.
     
  4. mbmcfarland

    mbmcfarland Sr Member

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    That is totally amazing.. I loved that show...I have been looking for a studio scale starfighter kit for a while now. A casting of the original model is just too awesome.

    I bet Dean's looks 100 times better than the ones used on the TV show.

    Mike

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  5. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    That's awesome. Nice finish work Dean.

    Kit...? Hadn't heard of this before...
     
  6. JP05

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    That kit that Dean finsihed is one of 2 castings from the original forms. Only 2 made I was told. I have the other one.
     
  7. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys...
    Love the show and love the ships. Now I need the Marauder
     
  8. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dean, Top notch buddy.. I especially love the pilot figure..
     
  9. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Oh man...I'd kill for that kit. (okay...killing is an exageration...but )
     
  10. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Beautiful work Dean. I have always liked that starfighter, just really sleek and you did it proud.
     
  11. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    I like it..
    That is one of my more favorite ships..

    Lynn
     
  12. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very well done....
     
  13. SSRN Seaview

    SSRN Seaview Well-Known Member

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    Is this the same kit? >>That kit that Dean finsihed is one of 2 castings from the original forms. Only 2 made I was told. I have the other one. <<

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  14. cobywan

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    There was a kit version of this. I think Jim Key tricked out a "studio" casting. Federation Models used to carry it.

    Man I've wanted one for years.
     
  15. Jestefarean

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    Yeah...unfortunatly Jim sold the masters before I could get to them. I've tried to contact the new owner through Jim to no success.

    (If your out there, new owner, drop me a line. ) :)
     
  16. JP05

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    Nope...not the same kit. I'll try and post some pics of mine.

    Steve
     
  17. spcglider@aol.com

    spcglider@aol.com Sr Member

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    That's a really gorgeous job. Superb. excellent work.

    I was totally blown away to find out that the Thunderfighter was the original concept for the Colonial Viper, but they changed it to the tri-wing dart design.

    There's pre-production art showing the thunderfighter sitting behind Apollo and then a later version showing that the artist had painted out the thunderfighter and replaced it with the Viper we know today.

    It might be really cool to get a monogram kit of the BR fighter and paint it up like a Viper somehow...

    -Gordon
     
  18. Beagle Bill

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  19. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    I have been looking for one of these for a while now. Anyone know if the pattern that was sold by, Jim Key I think, is in the hands of someone who wants to cast a new run?
     
  20. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Excellent work on this Dean. Too F'in Sweet.
     
  21. tobiasrichter

    tobiasrichter Well-Known Member

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    Didn´t care much about the show, but that starfighter design is just sweet - and excellently executed in this case. If at any time a studio scale kit shows up, I´d be very much interested...

    Tobias
     

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