Captain Cardboard X-Wing

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by TFrosst, May 24, 2005.

  1. TFrosst

    TFrosst Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey guys. I've been searching and seaching but can't seem to find a CC X-Wing kit. I've tried to contact teh guy but maybe I have the wrong email. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. wizardofflight

    wizardofflight Well-Known Member

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    Last I heard, it is now out of production. At this point your best bet would be to check the Junkyard or e-bay.

    Alan
     
  3. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That would be correct :)

    JDH
     
  4. JOATRASH FX

    JOATRASH FX Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are you sure? I bought one a couple of months ago from the guy that bought and cleaned up the molds.

    /Joe F
     
  5. ywingfighter

    ywingfighter Well-Known Member

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  6. seknewb

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    Unfortunately, Mike stopped producing the kit about a month ago so he could move on to other things. Maybe it'll come back someday..??
     
  7. JOATRASH FX

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    Wow... I am seldom lucky about things like this, but boy am I thanking my stars that I got one before he stopped. I am going to really take my time painting and building it.

    I feel sorry for all those who may miss out though. :(

    Here's hoping it'll be back again.

    /Joe F
     
  8. TFrosst

    TFrosst Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah. I missed it by exactly one month. Freakin sucks. But I contacted him and he says he`s not sure if he`ll be making any more. So there is still a glimmer of hope in the line. Fingers ae crossed.
     
  9. OPPI

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    *. I had planned to get one of those and with C3 and everything else i had to put it off like 3 times......

    Hopefully it comes around again or some go up for sale
     
  10. SGluedMyFingers

    SGluedMyFingers Well-Known Member

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    I e-mailed M. Salzo a few days ago regarding future availability. His reply was as follows:

    Hi, i suspect the kit will be available again, but i'm not sure when..sorry to sound elusive, but i just have not made a plan regarding the future of the kit...sorry
    thanks
    mike


    Hope you don't mind me posting this mike, but I can't help spreading a little hope for us who held out. :$
     
  11. Studio Stasis

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    I hope he does a few more for board members. I never had the option to get one either, for financial reasons and I would love to have one. It is a bummer if the kit falls into obscurity. I would really like one.

    Josh
     
  12. Jestefarean

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    Wow am I glad I have one. This is one of the best kits going for sure.

    Mikes a good and nice guy...I'm sure at some point when he has time he'll try to hook up board members if nothing else.
     
  13. Sci Fi Smoker

    Sci Fi Smoker New Member

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    I've had one since 2002, one of the last runs when Scott Alexander was making them. But I'm wondering how many Mike Salzo made. Anyone know? Just curious, since his production didn't seem to run too long.
     
  14. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not to be intentionally vague but an answer to this question is probably not a good idea. These days being forthright with your kits is bad mojo. :ninja

    JDH
     
  15. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've wanted to do this kit for a while but budget has always stopped me. But now that I am getting more confident with my building skills I would be more willing to go after such a finely detailed kit like this.
     
  16. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    and this is WHY....when you see the opportunity to BUY something you KNOW you want....


    DONT WAIT.





    Nothing stays available forever.
     
  17. Stormy320

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    I have one of the originals, but I didn't realize these were in demand. I got mine in either 2000 or early 01.

    i thought with the new stuff out there, these were considered inaccurate.
     
  18. Dedalus5550

    Dedalus5550 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How'd we dig this one up from the grave. Anyway, I saw one was available in the Junkyard just a day or so ago.
     
  19. darth_myeek

    darth_myeek Sr Member

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    I think people will always have a fondness for the CC kit. At least I do.
     
  20. GKvfx

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    It was good enough to fool the Star Wars vets that saw mine whenever I displayed it at a screening. Even sold it to one of them.......

    Gene
     
  21. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ha Ha - I didn't notice the dates on this thread.

    Die thread - Die
     
  22. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Makes me kind of glad I splurged for it back when it was new. I have considered trading up for a Salzo version, but in the final analysis, sometimes the first thing has a charm all its own.

    I just have to work up the nerve to dive into it (and light it).
     
  23. Gigatron

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    I'm in the same exact boat, as you. Purchased a CC kit a few years ago (I think it was from Rob/PHA) and have been sitting on it, ever since. Been thinking about trading up to a Salzo V.3, but then there's the sentimental value. It was my first SS purchase.

    I need to get a few more kits out of the way, then I'm going to attempt to build this kit and even try adding lights.

    -Fred
     
  24. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Well, I pulled it out of storage. It is now looking at me. Plus, I am experimenting with simple lighting systems using just Super bright white LEDs and battery power sources (no resistors needed if enough LEDs are used in parallel) on another project right now. It is VERY tempting to build this one. It was my first (and to date ONLY) SS kit. Plus, without the CC kit coming out first, I doubt we would have had the Salzo kit today.

    Does anyone here have the dimensions of animation stand support rods (diameters of the tubes used mainly) ? I am thinking if I do tackle this that I might mount it on a support rod through the bottom or the back. If I do it as an animation stand support rod with the proper dimensions, then later on I could build up a proper animation stand for it while making some sort of a different display stand for the time being.
     
  25. darth_myeek

    darth_myeek Sr Member

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    JMC,
    Can't wait to see what you do with it. :thumbsup
     
  26. paplooo

    paplooo Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    sniff sniff.. i want one as well...
    hope so hope so hope so.. he gonna make more...

    mtfbwu
     
  27. Qrest Fourstar

    Qrest Fourstar Sr Member

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    I've got a CCX I was going to sell but didn't think anyone was interested. I just recently got some Salzo landing gear for it since I didn't think anyone was interested in it.
     
  28. mind

    mind New Member

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    well i have the original cc xwing unbuild now my plan is to make a mold of it.
    hope it will work i let you guys know.

    gr
    Mind
     
  29. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just trolling?
     
  30. Nwerke

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    Shamelessly, by the look of it.

    Don't make it obvious for us Guy, willya? Takes all the fun out.
     

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