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Old 19-12-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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What floats your boat apart from Eagles?

For me it's Star Wars - but only Imperial hardware

Time to spill yer guts!....
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Old 19-12-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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Star Wars wise I always loved the Incom 65 X Wing, the design never seems to age at all and looks as good now as it did back in 1977, ISD Imperial 2 class Star Destroyers look really cool as well.

Most of the Gerry Anderson craft unsurprisingly, but I have real soft spot for Zero X. Colonial Viper from BattleStar Gallactica, both classic and new versions.

And well loads of other stuff too numerous to mention.
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Old 19-12-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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Any near future Earth technology does it for me. 2001 is probably my bench mark. All the Anderson stuff naturally and a soft spot for TOS Enterprise and Seaview.
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Old 19-12-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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Star Wars of course. BSG old\new. Blade runner,love that spinner.
And just recently Firefly\Serenity. I'm still holding out hope for a
1/144 fully lighted Serenity
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Old 19-12-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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Well, for me that's Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO, a bit of Star Wars, a bit of Star Trek, BSG (the new one), Ref Dwarf, Blake's 7 ...
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Old 19-12-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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All the Gerry Anderson stuff - obviously - but The Dove is a real favourite.
The Flying Sub, Starbug, Liberator, Moon Zero Two, C57-D, Viper, Dropship, the 1st movie Enterprise, the Defiant (when it was a model-didn't look right in CG) most of the stuff from the old Star Wars films including the chrome ship from Phantom Menace.
Considering how many science fiction films & TV series have been made over the last 15-20 years theres not many vehicles that grab my attention, is that because of a lack of a strong shape/design characteristics or just me being middle-aged.
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Old 19-12-2005, 07:47 PM   #7
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...including the chrome ship from Phantom Menace...
Agreed - I'd pay quite a few bucks for a build of that one - all nice 'n shiny like!
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Old 19-12-2005, 09:03 PM   #8
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Seaview & Flying Sub, Original Galactica and Viper, Nostromo and drop ship from Aliens, Klingon Designs.
Oh yeah, 7 of 9 is a great design. Misnumbered if you ask me
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Old 19-12-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
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...including the chrome ship from Phantom Menace...
Agreed - I'd pay quite a few bucks for a build of that one - all nice 'n shiny like!
Isn't it an SR71 Blackbird PE Chrome edition?
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Old 20-12-2005, 01:01 AM   #10
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I also like Star Wars Imperial stuff: spacecraft, vehicles, uniforms. Heck, the bad guys even have cooler music. (Imperial March/Darth Vader's Theme anyone?)
What else?
Stuff from Alien & Aliens, the original Battlestar Galactica (not the best show, but some really nifty spacecraft designs), some Star Trek ships (all incarnations/generations), 2001, the alien mothership from CE3K (awe inspiring to me as a child), um... I'm sure I'm missing several things.
Oh, and of course, a lot of the Thunderbirds craft & some UFO things. (Some of my earliest sf memories are of UFO & the Americanized version of Doppelganger. Thunderbirds & Stingray came later for me, while I was in elementary school.)

Oh, I also have a soft spot for Starblazers/Space Cruiser Yamato, especially the Earth Defense Fleet & Comet Empire vessels.
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Old 20-12-2005, 08:44 PM   #11
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Isn't it an SR71 Blackbird PE Chrome edition?[/quote]

Yes it was. Strange that it wasn't in the later films - did someone notice the similarity.
Can the SR71 be included on the list of best Sci-Fi designs? it gets my vote
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Old 20-12-2005, 09:06 PM   #12
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I'm into American AFV modeling & history. I assist and sometime lead tours at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation collection in Portola Valley, California. I also have a side-hobby modeling business building miniatures called GunTruck Studios that I've run since 1986.

I really like Real Space subject, Star Wars and Macross too - my favorites. I'm a fan of the new Battlestar Galactica too - great retelling of the original story. I got a SSM Mk.II Viper in 1:72 scale that is very nice. It will make a great model to go along with Fine Molds and Hasegawa subjects in that scale.

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Old 21-12-2005, 05:10 AM   #13
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Heh, I thought we were just discussing other science fiction things we like. Silly me.
I'm also interested in World War II, and build models/dioramas (chiefly ships & armor) relating to that period in history. Another non-sf topic I enjoy is dinosaurs. (That doesn't quite sound grammatically correct does it? But the singular 'is' refers to the singular 'topic,' not to the plural 'dinosaurs.' Nevermind.) I also enjoy real space exploration and astronomy.
/sappy mode on/ I like long walks on the beach, a cozy fire, and my favorite color is blue. Oh, and I want world peace. /sappy mode off/


Hey, I see I'm a chef now... you want fries with that?
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Old 21-12-2005, 09:03 AM   #14
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sappy mode on/ I like long walks on the beach, a cozy fire, and my favorite color is blue. Oh, and I want world peace. /sappy mode off/
Hey CR,
If you take those long walks on the beach and enjoy a cozy fire with a dinosaur, that counts as sci fi
Love the WWII stuff, have the BB New Jersey right on my doorstep! Problem is, haven't had time to visit
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Old 21-12-2005, 05:04 PM   #15
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On your doorstep? how do you get into or out of your home?

Really sorry about that, everyone! Move along... (ducks from thrown rotten fruit)

Seriously, the New Jersey is a big bit of history. (Physically big, that is.) Visit if you get the chance. I once was abord the slightly smaller Alabama many years ago, but at the time, they had it mocked up as the modern Missouri (one of New Jersey's sister ships) in order to film the Steven Segal flick Under Siege! I have non-digital pics of myself standing on Alabama's deck next to life preservers labelled "USS Missouri." LOL. (By the way, at the time, signs around the ship noted the the tentative title for the upcoming film was "Dreadnaught.")
As an aside, my parents got to tour the real Missouri when it was in Bremerton, on its way to Hawaii, where it now resides as a memorial near the Arizona.

Um... we now return this forum to its regularly scheduled posting...
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Cr,
Will do
I know the wife and kids want to see her as well.
Just have to manage my time better
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Yeah, what are you doing on the computer all the time, posting on... um...
Nevermind.
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