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Old 09-10-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
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Default 1/72 Moonraker shuttle build

This is the Revell 1/72 Shuttle built as moonraker 6 for Eagle. Its been a difficult build. The kit was the worst fitting kit i have ever made.Every single part needed filling. If this had have been my own , i would have launched it ages ago. Im glad(as im sure Mark is) that i didnt because it came out well in the end.
Its very hard to take photos of the weathering. It actually looks very slightly dirtier than it appears in the photos. Would i do another? My instant reaction is noooo , but im sure if i was asked , i would.



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Old 09-10-2008, 07:55 AM   #2
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Very nice. Weathering is spot on, particularly the engines
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:42 AM   #3
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thats a nice job.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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Excellent work. Love the finish.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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Is this the one Eagle was wanting to put together? It looks superb.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:07 PM   #6
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Gunpowder, that's an outstanding Moonraker Shuttle youíve got there! The very 1st one Iíve ever seen at that scale! The weathering on the panels is amazing, just like the one we see on the studio modelÖbeautiful result.

Do the cargo doors open and is the cockpit cover removable? (the latter use to be an option on the old kit).

Iíve built a couple of Revell 1/72 Shuttles (Challenger version) and remember having precisely that same problem in regards parts fittings. Still, once finished, itís a wonderful model and more accurate when compared to the 1/72 Monogram version. Quite heavy too!

If Eagle donít want itÖgimmy a ring!

Jorge
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:47 PM   #7
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Crap!

You guys are just TOO GOOD!

And you keep reminding me of projects I have yet to finish - or in this case start properly.

I also have a shuttle model I want to work on, but to make up as the launch vehicle for Chricton's "Farscape 1" module from the opening episode of "Farscape".
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:34 PM   #8
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That's a brilliant model and I love the weathering.

I prefer the Revell version as well, but most real space modellers swear by the Monogram kit.

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Old 09-10-2008, 02:06 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Heres the first one i did. Its the Monogram 1/72 Full stack HUUUUUUUGE one.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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Very nice build, and the weathering is spot on, nice one.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:33 PM   #11
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very nice indeed,still got mine to do eventually
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:02 PM   #12
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Is this the one Eagle was wanting to put together? It looks superb.
Yep, she's all mine! Big bugger too - what was it; 19 inches?

Should be here tomorrow. It's funny how this project came about; I'd been discussing the build of a FM Falcon with Andrew when he just happened to mention that he'd just finished a Moonraker shuttle!

I'd put a Moonraker commission on the back burner because nobody seemed to want to do one. I think I got the best man for the job though, wouldn't you say?!
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Sure would, that's great stuff. You'll have to add some more photos when it arrives.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:00 AM   #14
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Thats a cracking build. The panel weathering is outstanding! Having done the RBR similarly I know just how hard that is to achieve without over doing it. And the paint colour borders are so clean with out any bleed that I can see.What masking did you use? A very very good finish and a great piece to have.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #15
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Thanks guys. I only use Tamiya masking tape. THE best tape to use.
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:46 PM   #16
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I only use Tamiya masking tape. THE best tape to use.
Totally agree with you there, its all I use as well, its a really good product.
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:01 PM   #17
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Superb work !! I love that ships colour scheme. I thought I'd try and see if there were any Moonraker T-Shirts available and I found these up on Cafe Press http://shop.cafepress.com/design/16820332 They don't seem to have got the logo spot on though, it appears to be missing the orbiting moon, they have it as just a crescent and not a sphere like on the model here, still it would make a cool T-Shirt, but I might try and draw up my own graphic in Photoshop.
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I produced the Drax emblem in vector format a while back which I'd be happy to share with the members of this forum.

The shuttle arrived today and it's a beauty. The pics above don't do it justice really. Andrew has totally nailed the colour and the overall appearance of the filming miniatures.

Alas, we're about to move to smaller premises so all of my stuff is now in storage.

Hopefully, over the next few weeks I'll be able to claw it back and put things on display again and get some pics done. I'm still looking for Display Stands for Aircraft so if anyone can help out...

Drax Emblem (updated and tidied-up since I did this):
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Moving sucks, there's no other word for it. All the best and may nothing break
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #20
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Wow!
ALWAYS wanted to convert the Revell 1/72 into this version.
I got to see one of the large originals many years ago, still mad I didn't have a camera with me.

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