Rodger Young

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  1. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Recently I did hear that there are model kits of the Rodger Young that are casted from either a original OR the Icons version.
    Does anyone here know were I migt find one of those? I have given up hope to find a decent priced Icons version or screen used :confused

    Any detailed information about any kit is vey welcome. I plan (one day) the get on cast of a original and use that to make my own larger scale rodger young. Love the design of that ship ........and any other ship from Starship Troopers ...........and also the design of Dina meyer.... :lol

    Anyone here has any comment about the HOTO or monsters in motion versions.
    I hear bad things about those but to me they look ok. Still nothing can beat on that is casted from something original.

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD
     
  2. dropshipbob

    dropshipbob Sr Member

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    Federation models has one on their site somewhere...wish I could pinpoint it for you.

    http://www.federationmodels.com

    I also believe Monsters In Motion offers one, but I think it's a recast?
    Those are your best bets.
     
  3. IFA

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    OK...you build the Rodger Young starship maquette and I will keep myself busy with Dina....it seems to be a good deal :thumbsup
     
  4. takevin

    takevin Sr Member

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    ive got the monsterinmotion one finished. its sweet. they make the sister ship too
     
  5. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    You want the one from Federation Models, produced by the folks up in Canada. I have this and an assembled maquette which was made by Dymerski back when the film first came out. The kit is rough but this kit is the better of the two that are out there. But none can compare to my one-of-a-kind maquette. It even has brass photo-etched details along with a professional paint job. :)
     
  6. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(star-art @ Jun 22 2006, 12:26 AM) [snapback]1265474[/snapback]</div>

    Hello,
    That sounds great.. Would you be willing to share some photo's of them?
    You made me very curius :rolleyes
    I found the federation model on thier site but it is out of stock. :confused

    If someone can show me the MiM build up please show me some pics.

    Thanks and greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD
     
  7. star-art

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    You mean drag the maquette out of its display case to take some really bad photos with my horrible, crappy digital camera??? ;) Well, no promises but I'll see what I can do. My kit is packed away in a box and so there is not much to see there. But there was a nice review of both versions of this kit over at StarshipModeler. Check it out. :)
     
  8. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Icons "version" of the Roger Young was cast from an original, I was there when it was brough into the Display room and everyone got to take a look at it. It was a really nice Model..

    <div class='quotetop'>(trooperprop @ Jun 21 2006, 03:38 AM) [snapback]1265017[/snapback]</div>
     
  9. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(star-art @ Jun 22 2006, 05:41 PM) [snapback]1265968[/snapback]</div>
    I checked the review. Can you tell me if the federation one is also cast from a original?
    And please drag out that camera of yours. :thumbsup

    In return I present this wonderfull image for all of us to enjoin :rolleyes

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD

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  10. takevin

    takevin Sr Member

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    ill take a pic or two of mine tomorrow or sat.
     
  11. star-art

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    Here you go. IIRC, the Fed Models offering is the kit by Erasmus Designs in Canada which, I believe, was cast from an ICONS piece. The model I have was cast directly from the maquettes created for the production itself back in 1997 (so I'm told) and so is probably of the same lineage and number of generations removed from the original as the ICONS piece.

    I was also lucky enough to acquire an Athena and a medium-size TAC fighter. I love them.. :D
     
  12. ShowCraft

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    Nice collection Charles. BTW... Do you or anyone else seeing this have some pics of the Athena filming model?
     
  13. star-art

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    Those are extremely rare. I have one posted on my site along with the studio blueprints. The best pics I have seen are/were on Ed Miarecki's site.
     
  14. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Samos 3 @ Jun 24 2006, 12:37 AM) [snapback]1266990[/snapback]</div>

    Hello Everybody...
    Thank you all for responding to my call.
    I see a lot of new images and info.

    Charles thank you for pointing us to all those wonderfull images at the starship builders site...

    It looks like I have to find one of the erasmus models of the Rodger young soon :thumbsup

    I have one sheet of images from the Athena filming model. As soon as I scaned it I post it here.

    Greetings from the Netherlands,


    BasD
     
  15. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    This is the image I have from the Athena.
    It was sold about one year after the movie and long before
    the MiM version. The ebay seller said he worked on the movie and
    that this ship was made during production. I believe it sold for $600,-

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    hope this helps,

    Greetings,

    BasD
     
  16. JP05

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    <div class='quotetop'>(trooperprop @ Jun 24 2006, 08:31 AM) [snapback]1267211[/snapback]</div>

    I am 99.9% sure that the one that sold on Ebay was not the studio scale one. I have some pictures of it somewhere when I was up at MassIllusions. Its was was pretty big. No where near as small as the maquette version.
    Steve
     
  17. star-art

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    Just wondering, is there any reason that no detailed pics of the large Athena studio model have been made available? Is it due to lack of interest? This looks like beautifully-detailed model. It's a shame it has become such an obscure subject. . . :(

    Does anyone have a photo survey of this model?
     
  18. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    I am 99.9% sure that the one that sold on Ebay was not the studio scale one. I have some pictures of it somewhere when I was up at MassIllusions. Its was was pretty big. No where near as small as the maquette version.
    Steve
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    Hello Steve,

    Would you perhapes willing to show those photos?? :rolleyes
    I always love to see something new about Starship troopers.

    Perhapes the small was a study model? Or is it the same as the MiM, perhapes they used it to make a mold?

    Thank you
    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD

    ps Do you still have the making of cd-rom I asked you about or did you mean the cd :lol
     
  19. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I am wondering does anybody here has the ICONS version of the
    rodger young? I would love to see some good pictures of it.
    I am planning to buy the federation models version and want to see if
    it is accurate.

    Any help would be very welcome.

    Greetings from the Netherlands,


    BasD
     
  20. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Just recieved this from Federation models :D
    It great and very well made. Cannot wait to start building this model.
    All colored part so look great out of the box. One part needs attention rest is trouble free :thumbsup :thumbsup

    Check out federationmodels.com Great service.

    This Rodeg young is molded of a studio made says the instructions. I compared it
    with the Icons version closly and there are small differendces. Do not think they used this size model on screen but I love it. Would love to talk with the producer.
    18'' long

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    Greetings,

    BasD
     

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