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GoesTo11
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posted 03-24-2010 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently, Dragon Models is soon re-issuing this model.

I have the release from a few years ago depicting Endeavour with the SCA in its current paint scheme. It's a handsome model, but if these photos are accurate, Enterprise's paint pattern is obviously incorrect.

cspg
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posted 03-25-2010 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are those marking errors (leading edges on the wing, tiles on the tail - anything else? - what about the 747?) make it a even more collectible item?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-25-2010 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The marking errors depend on what version of Enterprise they were trying to replicate: the Approach and Landing Test program version, or the version as went on tour and now appears in the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.

Personally, I would have desired the markings for the latter, as then the model would represent Enterprise's upcoming final ferry flight.

GoesTo11
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posted 03-25-2010 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
Are those marking errors...
I don't think it's a mistake. Looking at my Endeavour model, it just appears to me that Dragon went the cheap/easy route and duplicated their previous 1:400 orbiter models and just changed the name. Even if, as Robert suggests, they were trying to replicate Enterprise's post-ALT markings, it's still not very accurate.

cspg
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posted 03-26-2010 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen a B747 SCA with those markings. Are they correct? A previously released version seemed more appropriate.

cspg
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posted 03-28-2010 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So? Any thoughts anybody?

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