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Old 28-07-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default New Scarlet Scratchbuilds?

Ok love it or loathe it, ya gotta admit some of the updated craft are pretty cool, I personnally prefer the original SPV to the Hippopot.....sorry Rhino, but the Angel interceptors are rather pleasing to the eye as were the 'enemy' 'vampire jets?...........to the point anyone doing any scratch builds?
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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Take it that's a NO
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:38 AM   #3
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Maybe just a 'not sure'.

I've only seen a few pics of the New Scarlett stuff and the pilot episode (I think it was) I saw at Fanderson last year.

Not sure if I can speak for others but I tend not to follow the modern-day stuff quite deliberately. I generally detest remakes and/or modernisations; Dr Who being a current and prime example. I've tried to get into it, really I have. I just think it's very, very poor.

There's been mention of a remake of Space 1999 - and the thought of that just makes my blood run cold...

Anyways, rant over - back to the subject at hand.

Does anyone have pics or photos of their New Scarlett models that they could enlighten us with? Might be an idea to do a 'lineage' study in a seperate thread so we can argue, fuss and fight over the similarities of each one old and new.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:22 AM   #4
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I was most impressed with the NEW Scarlet. It was only the Cheetah car that I felt wasn't that interesting a design compared to the old SPC. Actually rather liked the Rhino myself.
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Can't say I was too impressed with any of the designs apart from the large 747 type aircraft which appears on a regular basis. I got the impression a lot of the vehicles wwere designed with the toy market in mind first and foremost.

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So what would you consider not designed for the toy-market
What hasn't turned up as a toy?
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:57 PM   #7
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Well in the "old" days the designs of Derek Meddings and Mike Trim seemed (to me anyway) be based on aesthetics and functionality (not necessarily in that order of course) and there was no thought during the designing of the craft as to whether toy manufacturers would find it easy to replicate them.

Starting I think with Terrahawks, the designs would appear deliberately aimed with a nod to the toy industry and the resulting merchandising. And in my opinion, the designs started diverging from what "real" vehicles might look like.

Anyway, I'm sure many people will disagree with this opinion.

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Not that I'm agreeing or disagreeing - everybody has their own design taste - but only the designers of said craft can actually say whether they designed with toys in mind or not. Sounds like the question could be posed to Mike Trim and Dominic Lavery at the next Fanderson convention

Hmm I seem to remember Bandai having a hand in Terrahawks.

Anyhowwhichway what I'd have given to have any of Mike Trim's aircraft designs as toys to play with
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