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cspg
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posted 07-11-2013 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will they correct that major goof up with their Discovery + 747 model?

jjknap
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posted 07-11-2013 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure they are just using the same 4D Vision Space Shuttle, just adding clear sections to both sides. The clear section on mine is the hatch side, so I assume they used the same type of mold to duplicate the opposite side.

CaptSpry
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posted 07-12-2013 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 4D vision was 1/72 scale, this is 1/144... so it cannot be the same mold. Unless 4D did a 1/144 that I am not aware of.

cspg
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posted 07-12-2013 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's no hatch on the 4D Vision model. Some French modeler has been improving the model and from the photos (scroll down) there's not even a decal illustrating the hatch on the clear side...

Ronpur
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posted 07-12-2013 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are no markings on any of the clear parts of the 4D Shuttle. I have thought of getting a set of decals to add them to the wings and nose. If the door is printed on the Dragon model, I do not know how you could remove it. You could always paint over that part of the nose with the black and white tiles.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-12-2013 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jjknap:
I am sure they are just using the same 4D Vision Space Shuttle...
4D Vision is not a Dragon product line; Dragon's Project Cutaway is a competitor to 4D Vision, which is produced by FameMaster.

press4meco
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posted 08-06-2013 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for press4meco   Click Here to Email press4meco     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any reviews on the Dragon Cutaway shuttle model? I was considering purchasing it, but wanted to hear others impressions of it first.

It seems like it was released, the photos of the hatch on the incorrect side were revealed, then everything went silent about this model.

Curious to hear if the hatch really was incorrectly placed, along with any other general impressions of this model (level of detail, etc.).

bdipaolo
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posted 08-09-2013 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
There's no hatch on the 4D Vision model.
That's odd. Mine has a hatch in the right location.

cspg
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posted 08-20-2013 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by press4meco:
Curious to hear if the hatch really was incorrectly placed, along with any other general impressions of this model (level of detail, etc.).
Check for yourself by looking at the pictures posted on the Flying Mule website. The hatch is also depicted on the wrong side on the box!

sev8n
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posted 08-20-2013 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bdipaolo:
That's odd. Mine has a hatch in the right location.
I just (re)checked my 1/72 scale 4D Vision shuttle and there is no hatch represented.

sev8n
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posted 08-20-2013 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
Check for yourself by looking at the pictures posted on the Flying Mule website. The hatch is also depicted on the wrong side on the box!
Looking at the photos on Dragon's site the hatch is depicted on the right AND left sides. Apparently they mirrored the nose, the representation of the star tracker(s) is also on both sides.

Links to images on Dragon's site: left/port side | right/stbd side

cycleroadie
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posted 08-21-2013 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen this Dragon model in person, the hatch is on both sides.

cspg
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posted 10-29-2014 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 1/144 Space Shuttle Atlantis with solid rocket boosters is next to be released.

cycleroadie
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posted 10-29-2014 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope they fix the double hatches.


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