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GoesTo11
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posted 01-10-2011 08:26 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 Tykeanaut:
At £35 each I think they are a little on the expensive side considering the quality. Am I am being too critical?
I have several of the Dragon Wings space models and their quality hasn't been an issue for me. If I have a quibble with the series, it's that the prices do seem a bit steep for the scale. I have the separable-stage Saturn V model and I'm happy with it, but I paid US$39.99 for it. 35 GBP (about US$54.50) strikes me as pushing it.

They're fine models, just a little smallish in my opinion. You just need to decide if those UK taxes and import duties are worth it.

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posted 01-11-2011 01:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GoesTo11:
You just need to decide if those UK taxes and import duties are worth it.

Items received on Dec. 28 (see my earlier posts) were part of a package whose real value was not indicated on this shipping/customs notice thus I didn't pay any taxes and import duties. You need to ask if the company you bought the models from is willing to do that. The Flying Mule did it for me. (If the package is too big then it will likely be opened, the commercial invoice found and... taxes will have to be paid).

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posted 01-24-2011 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got the Atlantis with boosters from Dragon. It's pretty nice, but the stand is way too flimsy. I'm thinking it needs a mobile launcher platform. But I've never built anything like that from scratch before.

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posted 01-24-2011 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ringo67, I agree with you about the MLP. I've considered asking a carpenter/carver friend of mine to build a launch platform for the model, but have never gotten around to it. The Dragon shuttle stack would surely look cool sitting in the launch position.

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posted 02-12-2011 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can log on Dragon Wings website where they've put photos of the Nuremberg International Toy Fair. You can peek at the Lunar Module, Mercury, Gemini (scale 1:72), the H-2A, Titan IIIC, Delta 2, Ariane 5.

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Re: Shuttle (or Saturn V for that matter) mobile launch platform: If someone has a knack for 3D computer model design, you can upload it at Shapeways and have it printed out as a 3D model in whatever scale you like. (And you can also license it for others to print their own.)

No, I don't work for Shapeways and have not used them (yet), but there was a very good NYT article on them a few weeks ago that called them the Amazon.com of 3D printing.

If anyone decides to do this, let me know - I'd like one myself.

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posted 02-17-2011 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Flying Mule has an image of the Delta 2.

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Originally posted by cspg:
You can peek at the Lunar Module, Mercury, Gemini (scale 1:72), the H-2A, Titan IIIC, Delta 2, Ariane 5.
I hope Dragon plans to do a little more work on their 1/72 Lunar Module before it is released. In the picture, it appears misshapen with inaccurate markings. These days, with the almost unlimited reference material available, there is little excuse for something like this - especially from a company like Dragon, who normally produces a reasonably accurate product.

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posted 02-19-2011 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's wrong with the model? I'm not that much of a space geek.

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posted 02-21-2011 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today I received the Dragon Wings 1:72 Apollo 8 CSM and X-37B. Both are very handsome models; highly recommended.

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posted 02-22-2011 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Flying Mule has another X-37 listed, the 2006 glide test article. This is new as it wasn't listed in their 2010-11 catalog.

But of course now their catalog is labeled 2011-2012... silly me!

But the X-37 is not listed in this "new" catalog and there aren't any new models.

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posted 02-27-2011 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a Dragon Wings Apollo 7 spacecraft "in the flesh" the other day and I think it looks great. The Apollo 9 stack looks very promising but in my opinion it is crying out for a LM... or is it just me that thinks that?

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posted 02-27-2011 12:33 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 Rick Mulheirn:
The Apollo 9 stack looks very promising but in my opinion it is crying out for a LM... or is it just me that thinks that?
No, it's not just you.

Dragon blew it with the Apollo 9 release, in my opinion. I have several models in their space series, including the Apollo 8 CSM, which I love. But I don't plan on buying Apollo 9. Given that I have four Saturn V-Apollo models in various scales, the Dragon Apollo 9 stack just seems redundant... It wouldn't add anything to my collection.

Now, if they'd made it with a cutaway or transparent SLA with a LM inside, I'd snap that right up.

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posted 02-28-2011 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by cspg:
But of course now their catalog is labeled 2011-2012...
I guess that their catalog is a work-in-progress document. The latest version dated 2/28 mentions the following:
  • Addition:
    - DM-50381 Apollo 11 CSM + LRV.*

  • Deleted:
    DM-56237 1/400 Delta
    DM-56232 1/400 Titan IIIC MOL
    DM-56238 1/400 Delta II
    DM-56233 1/400 Titan IIID
    DM-56243 1/400 Delta II
    DM-56240 1/400 A2 Soyuz
    DM-56236 1/400 Titan IV-B with 56' "Cassini" Shroud
* I emailed them a while back to inform them that there were no LRV on Apollo 11...

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posted 03-01-2011 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did mention in an earlier post about the Apollo 7 model that the CM was a bit loose. That issue has been fixed with the Apollo 8 model. The only thing missing with this model (and the others except for the Apollo 9 one) is a "plaque" describing the model. The Apollo 9 model has one- ok it's just a sticker but it's neat and I don't understand why the other models do not have one...

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posted 03-01-2011 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
The Apollo 9 stack looks very promising but in my opinion it is crying out for a LM... or is it just me that thinks that?

Well, there will be a LM with the Apollo 11 model. So with the Apollo 9 one, *all* Dragon needs to come up with are the first stages of the Saturn V and we will have a 1:72 complete model!

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posted 03-01-2011 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GoesTo11:
Dragon blew it with the Apollo 9 release, in my opinion.

Unless the other Saturn stages are produced- hell, who knows?

One good (or scary) thing about the Apollo 9 model, in addition to the "plaque" on the support stand, is that it lets you imagine how big a 1:72 model would be. Sure you can extrapolate from Bandai's model, but looking at the real thing, it's a lot more impressive.

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posted 03-10-2011 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by cspg:
The Flying Mule has another X-37 listed, the 2006 glide test article.
The official page for this model.

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posted 03-10-2011 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Flying Mule now has a pic of the Apollo 11 set.

A prototype, I would assume.

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posted 03-11-2011 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As well as an image of Discovery with Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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posted 03-14-2011 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official web page of the Discovery and the SCA.

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posted 04-21-2011 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since the folks at Dragon are reading this (these) thread(s), would it be possible to have an updated catalog for both space and warbirds models (now we have 2 SR-71A and 3 B-1Bs...). Thanks.

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posted 05-14-2011 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For anyone looking to add to their Dragon space collection, The Flying Mule has a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" offer good through Tuesday the 17th.

Buy any Dragon model(s) worth US$75 or more and get one free from their "Newsletter Specials" list. Eligible Space Series models are the 1:72 Apollo 8 CSM & X-37B, the 1:400 Atlas V/OTV-1, Delta II/Kepler, Columbia launch stack, Discovery w/HST, Apollo 7 Saturn 1B, & the Apollo 13 Saturn V.

After selecting your models, go to the "Newsletter Specials" list, pick one, and enter coupon code SP52385 when you check out. Again, good through Tues 5/17.

***Just to be clear, I have no business or personal association with The Flying Mule. Just relaying the offer.

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I saw in the 2011-2012 Dragon wings space collection catalog that they plan to release a 1:400 version of the ISS and MIR. It would be great to have a small desk replica of the ISS from Dragon. I would be the first to buy it!

Also, it would be a good thing if Dragon Wings re-released their STS-1 version of the space shuttle Columbia with the SRB and the white ET.

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Also, it would be a good thing if Dragon Wings re-released their STS-1 version of the space shuttle Columbia with the SRB and the white ET.
I agree except that Dragon should drop the SRB "flumes". It's ugly.

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I totally agree with you, the "flumes" are ugly, but I believe they were removable. I found these pictures on Dragon Wings.

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posted 06-08-2011 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a relief. The white ET is really neat.

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Yes, the exhaust plumes are removable. That's the first thing I did when I got my shuttle stack!

With Dragon's new line of launchers with launch pads, I'd like to see a new Shuttle stack on some sort of pad. Right now the only display alternative is on its stand, which looks silly in my opinion.

A real pad would be great for the Saturn boosters also.

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With Dragon's new line of launchers with launch pads, I'd like to see a new Shuttle stack on some sort of pad.
That would be nice indeed. Much like Herpa Model #515283 (at 1:500).

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posted 06-08-2011 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the Herpa 1/500 pad is nice. A 1/400 pad from Dragon would be nice. As well as a LUT for the Saturn V.

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posted 06-08-2011 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I found these pictures on Dragon Wings.
That's the "three-engine out, RTLS" configuration.

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Yes, the Herpa 1/500 pad is nice. A 1/400 pad from Dragon would be nice. As well as a LUT for the Saturn V.
It would be great to see a LUT and a Crawler Transporter as a diecast model.

Would the mass production of a LUT be technically possible?

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Would the mass production of a LUT be technically possible?
Dragon's other launch pads (Delta II, Titan III and Atlas V) are injection molded plastic. A LUT or MLP would be no problem.

Even the entire LC-39 would be a manageable size in 1/400. Now that would be impressive, whether Saturn V or Shuttle.

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Space shuttle Columbia STS-1 full stack with the MLP would be great

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For airplanes fans, the YB-49 Flying Wing is announced, a previously unannounced model.

Also check the Flying Mule as there are savings on these models: Saturn 1B (Skylab 2), Challenger in orbit, Columbia launch configuration and Apollo 9. 25-27% off.

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posted 06-30-2011 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's coming, it's coming, it's coming: the XB-70!

Happy? Who? Me? You think?

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It's coming, it's coming, it's coming: the XB-70!
YES!!!!!!! And 1:200?!? That would make it over 11" long!

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posted 06-30-2011 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome, isn't it? Model is part of this series:
    1/200 Legendary Planes
  • DM 52001 Space Shuttle Orbiter "Endeavour" Final Flight 2010
  • DM 52002 Space Shuttle Orbiter "Enterprise"
  • DM 52003 XB-70A Valkyrie
  • DM 52004 B-2A Spirit
  • DM 52006 B-58A Hustler
  • DM 52007 Avro Vulcan B.2 (2 models, one released).
  • DM 52XXX YB-49

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In the 1/200 Legendary planes line-up, the DM 52001 Space Shuttle Orbiter "Endeavour" Final Flight 2010 and DM 52002 Space Shuttle Orbiter "Enterprise" are not announced in the Dragon Wings 2011-2012 space collection catalog?

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posted 07-02-2011 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They're listed under their "Legends of Aviation - Warbirds 2010-2011" catalog. Don't ask me why.


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