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GoesTo11
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posted 10-27-2009 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by j0s9:
I already built it.
How well did yours go together? I bought mine today but probably won't be able to unpack and assemble it until the weekend. Any tips?

j0s9
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posted 10-27-2009 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for j0s9   Click Here to Email j0s9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once finished it looks amazing. Be careful with the assembly, you must take everything out, and with it I mean, separate the whole shuttle, at the end you will need to do so in order to fit all the items. Get a scissor for the plastic bags where the pieces are. For the rocket motor system try to go out to in, otherwise you are gonna get confused with all the pieces. When placing the tires place the doors then the tires (front tire doors need some patience). And that is pretty much it, hope you enjoy it. I really did.

perssj
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posted 10-31-2009 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perssj   Click Here to Email perssj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First of all: The 4D space shuttle is a very nice model and a joy in my collection. Everybody who sees it is very impressed.

But I have a question about the engine compartment.

When trying to assemble it, it seems that one piece is missing, and there are two samples of another piece. Hence the number of pieces is correct but it does not seem to fit correctly.

It looks like item 66 is delivered twice, and item 69 is missing.

Has anybody else had this problem, or is mine a Monday-sample? I've recently contacted the supplier. I hope they can correct it.

j0s9
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posted 10-31-2009 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for j0s9   Click Here to Email j0s9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Item 66 looks very similar to item 62, the difference is the hole on the side for item 65. Try to assemble it looking the figure of the piece on page 12 and not looking the item number.

perssj
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posted 11-02-2009 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perssj   Click Here to Email perssj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent some photographs to the manufacturer, and they confirmed my problem.

They are going to send me replacement parts. Good service!

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posted 11-03-2009 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jdcupp   Click Here to Email jdcupp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Special thanks to "starhopper" and "j0s9"! After reading your posts, Thursday, I drove out to our Hobby Lobby here in Cookeville, Tennessee just on the chance that the model might be there.

In fact, I had been to the store the previous week and did not see anything new, so my hopes were not high. I looked down the model aisle... and there it was!

I went home, got on the internet, and downloaded the 40% discount coupon... gleefully giggling and clapping through the house.

My son said, "found a new toy?" I said, "museum quality detailed replica." Had only minor difficulties with assembly, but really enjoyed putting it together. It looks great next to my ISS model (of course, not the same scale). Thanks again!

E2M Lem Man
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posted 11-03-2009 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only wish we had Hobby lobby's out here in California!

I want to suggest to the crafty modelers on the post that they can add some more detail with Glen's "Real Space Models" 1/72 decal sheet created a few years back for the Monogram shuttle stack kit. It has crew entry hatch and window decals, as well as SRB/ET markings for those of us that are doing that.

Add some ESA decals and some paint and flags in the cargo bay and you are set with a museum quality model you will love!

TRS
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posted 11-08-2009 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just finished mine - looks great.

Small quibble that I couldn't get the to section of the outer 'frame' to fit properly by the crew compartment so ended up slicing the tabs off and using super strong adhesive.

And a tip - do the engines BEFORE you put the body back onto the underside - that way you can easily get the transparent cover for the engine section on because if is a dog to do in the order they suggest.

Daugherty54
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posted 02-19-2011 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hobby Lobby has these online for $99.99 -and they have a 40% off deal right now that drops your price to less than 60 bucks. Even with shipping and sales tax, it cost less than $75 shipped to my door. I just ordered one.

Michael Ritter
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posted 02-19-2011 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Ritter   Click Here to Email Michael Ritter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads up as I was able to get my order in. I've held off ordering this model but couldn't pass up this deal. Hopefully the Saturn V will show up with a similar deal.

mikej
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posted 02-21-2011 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently the Hobby Lobby banner ad mentioned above offering 40% off expired on Feb. 19; the current banner ad is good only for 25% off.

However, with a little creative Googling, I found that coupon code "9593" will also get 40% off and the $4.95 shipping offer is still good.

wharfrat57
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posted 03-06-2011 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wharfrat57   Click Here to Email wharfrat57     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our Hobby Lobby marked them down to $99. I printed off their 40% coupon and just returned with one paying only $64 for one. Pretty cool!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-06-2011 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by wharfrat57:
Our Hobby Lobby marked them down to $99. I printed off their 40% coupon and just returned with one paying only $64 for one. Pretty cool!

Did the same thing yesterday, what a deal.

Daugherty54
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posted 04-23-2011 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw one marked half price, $59.99 in a Hobby Lobby in North Little Rock Arkansas. Cheapest price I've seen!

Apollo Redux
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posted 05-02-2011 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You lucky buggers, up here it's $136 (taxes in) CDN.

saturn1b
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posted 05-22-2011 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for saturn1b   Click Here to Email saturn1b     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, just found one at our Hobby Lobby for $59 so I scarfed up the last one they had. Now have to find the time to build it.

Daugherty54
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posted 05-22-2011 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both Hobby Lobby's in Little Rock and North Little Rock have one each of these clearance priced at $59.99. I suspect they are emptying the warehouse but it is still a great buy.

jjknap
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posted 10-08-2011 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got a second one on clearance at Hobby Lobby in the Kankakee IL area for $47

CaptSpry
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posted 03-04-2013 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I just got one of these and I love it. However, I am missing the nose cone, of all things, which is the last piece to go on the shuttle. Does anyone know how to get a replacement for a missing piece?

mike_nz
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posted 03-05-2013 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mike_nz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try emailing sales@famemaster.com. I had a very successful outcome with the company ordering a replacement part of the 4D Saturn V - so I would think you should have no trouble getting the missing part for your shuttle hopefully. It was delivered promptly too - very good service!

CaptSpry
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posted 03-05-2013 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perfect, thanks for the info! I have the Saturn V also, very nice models and were a lot of fun to put together.

CaptSpry
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posted 03-12-2013 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great customer service... they are shipping my missing piece this week.


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