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Philip
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posted 12-19-2005 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sun Star has introduced a 1:18 Mars Exploration Rover.

Philip
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posted 12-26-2005 03:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although not at all obvious, this MER comes with its base panel!

See some images here and here.

astroborg
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posted 01-19-2006 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received mine, and it's very nice.

Having the base designed as it is the opened petals is a natural concept, and nicely executed.

tedc
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posted 01-20-2006 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also agree. The rover is way cool. You won't be sorry.

tegwilym
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posted 01-22-2006 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear that! I'm looking forward to getting that next month when it's shipped. The photos of the model look pretty good.

Philip
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posted 01-24-2006 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check some details.

1202 Alarm
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posted 03-15-2006 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the box, all the text was written as if the landers were not on Mars yet, using the future, 'They will land,' 'they will move' etc., but the (c) was 2005.

RocketmanRob
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posted 03-29-2006 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today. I really like it.

Had a battle getting it out of the carton. Took a bit to figure out, but finally got it out.

jeffbassett
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posted 03-30-2006 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffbassett   Click Here to Email jeffbassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received this huge box... hmm, its suppose to be in scale basically to the Hot Wheels piece?

Okay, open it up, its packaged in a fairly large box, (well, two actually, purchased two since there are two on Mars. Still seeming large for what's supposed to be inside. Open it up and realize the base is big, the rovers are pretty much in scale. Cool!

Okay, the guys just had to be whiny about that bottom screw, right? No, its friggin tight in there. Three mini screw drivers later, it's out and on the display base.

The rover is well done. Frankly, for the price it rocks! The detailing is great. Painted with detail, the smaller things like the spectral color grid are not there. But still, quite nice. I can definitely see some adding their own paint schemes to make this a little better, but for the money, it's a super piece. The detailing on the base is fantastic as well, you won't go wrong getting one or two of these for your collection.

tegwilym
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posted 04-01-2006 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine yesterday also. Nicely detailed!

Uh...yeah...the screw thing got me too. I then looked carefully down the dark hole and saw a philips head screw down there. Skinny screwdriver and the rover was released!

Madon_space
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posted 04-01-2006 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am interested in purchasing this model but to help me make up my mind I would love to see some pictures.

I was wondering if any members here would kindly either post their pics on this topic or even send to my email.

Philip
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posted 04-01-2006 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, check this forum for photos.

Madon_space
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posted 04-01-2006 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is just what I was looking for. It also contained a link to a model shop here in the UK who have this in stock so a big thank you for that.

Madon_space
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posted 04-20-2006 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today.

As everyone pointed out this is a great model. Do any of you have any plans for making a Mars surface base for your model?

Philip
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posted 11-02-2007 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After 4 years (2 Martian years) of MER operations the model is still available.

GoesTo11
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posted 11-12-2008 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone is still looking for this model, it is back in stock at The Space Store.

The JPL Store also has them. I picked mine up last Friday. The Space Store is literally five minutes from my office, and I had no idea! Anyway, it's a very nice piece, especially for the $$. Highly recommended.

bdipaolo
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posted 09-13-2013 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This looks very nice! Just ordered one. I hope they do Curiosity and its sky crane.

Available at Magellan Models and Amazon.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

CaptSpry
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posted 09-13-2013 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently bought one of these and I was really impressed... it is a great model

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