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posted 01-14-2011 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Wings has announced a 4D cutaway line of products known as Project Cutaway. Here's the link with images of a Boeing 747.

Will Dragon include space models?

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posted 05-23-2011 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Boeing 747 has been announced.

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posted 07-06-2011 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 11 "lunar approach" is announced.

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posted 07-06-2011 03:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunokhod 2   Click Here to Email Lunokhod 2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just hope the scale will not be 1/72.

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posted 07-06-2011 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cutaway model is the same the original model DM-50375 and the scale is 1:72.

Although since there's a 1/48 Apollo 11 Lunar Module "Eagle" plastic kit, maybe there's one in the making. Who knows.

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posted 07-06-2011 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion, the 1/72 scale would be too small to do justice to the cutaway Apollo spacecraft. The bigger the better I say and 1/48 would certainly be an improvement.

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posted 07-06-2011 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another thread on this forum talks about the 1:24th scale lunar lander and the Apollo CSM that will soon be out. I agree a 1:72 scale would be far to small for the 4D vision to be effective or worthwhile.

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posted 07-22-2011 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The folks at Dragon are really fast! A 1/144 Shuttle Orbiter.

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posted 10-13-2011 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And based from this picture, the shuttle comes with a B747.

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posted 10-13-2011 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could they have done a more see-through orbiter? The model shown however looks like a work-in-progress one.

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posted 10-28-2011 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first two models (both 747) are planned for November (Braniff) and December (Air Force One) respectively, with a price difference of $40 between the two. (?)

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posted 12-15-2011 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Based on pictures from the Flying Mule web site, the 747 comes as a snap kit! I wonder how the space models will look like.

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posted 12-15-2011 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks to me like it is ready made. Looks like there is some assembly, attach the wings, etc. No worse than their shuttle stacks I would imagine.

And is documented as a ready made model:

The Dragon Models "Project: Cutaway" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made plastic models in varying scales. These educational replicas don't just show you what you can see on the outside, but they also take you inside! Represented in true to scale accuracy and a high level of detail, it's as close to walking inside the real thing as you can get!

Dragon Models "Project: Cutaway" display models feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Cut-away or transparent sections to show interior details.
  • Detailed cockpit interiors and structural features.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • No painting or glueing required.

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posted 02-16-2012 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at Dragon's website tonight, it appears there is a 1/144 orbiter on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, also there is a 1/144th orbiter with ET and SRBs.

From the image of the orbiter and stack, it looks like the orbiter is much more see though then the previous pictures we saw of the orbiter on the SCA.

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Dragon today updated its promo image for its 1/144 Space Shuttle Discovery with Boeing 747 SCA (No. 47405), part of its Project Cutaway line of models.

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posted 04-21-2012 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A lot more attractive, isn't it?

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posted 04-21-2012 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for press4meco   Click Here to Email press4meco     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it's just pre-production artwork, but I'm concerned that the 747SCA is being shown as a light shade of blue.

Dragon erred with their last 1/400 SCA and Discovery model by painting the SCA that very same shade of blue that is shown in this image.
Hopefully that gets corrected.

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posted 04-21-2012 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by press4meco:
I know it's just pre-production artwork, but I'm concerned that the 747SCA is being shown as a light shade of blue.

Actually, Dragon is correct. The current NASA white has a slight blue tint. This was clearly visible during the ferry flight, with the SCA having a distinct blue tint, especially in shadowed areas, compared to Discovery's white.

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posted 05-16-2012 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The model is on display here, but it's hard to see.

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posted 05-16-2012 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by press4meco:
I know it's just pre-production artwork, but I'm concerned that the 747SCA is being shown as a light shade of blue.
Here's a 2005 picture (Credit: Lori Losey/NASA/Getty Images), it's blue-ish back then.

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Regarding the SCA paint color... It's obvious in recent years that whatever color formula NASA used for the current SCA upper-fuselage paint has a distinct blue tint, at least in what appears to be most daytime lighting conditions. That's why the coloration of the recent Dragon Discovery/SCA model, though interesting in contrast with their earlier Endeavour/SCA release, doesn't bother me.

As for the upcoming cutaway model... paint job aside, it seems to me not "cut away" enough. I realize that most ferried orbiters were empty of visually interesting payloads, and the interiors of the SCAs were basically stripped clean to save weight, but I'd like to see more interior detail than what this looks to show. At least the SCA cockpit and maybe the forward interior section?

But, yeah, I'll buy it regardless. It'll look nice next to my Bandai Endeavour in the same scale.

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posted 10-23-2012 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if it's an error or something that will be announced but Dragon has included a scale 1:48 in their line of products, although it doesn't correspond to any specific product (only 1:72 and 1:144 products have been announced).

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posted 01-31-2013 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Dragon's website, there are photos from the Nuremberg (Germany) Toy Fair. Here's the 1:144 Shuttle/ET/SRB Cutaway model.

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posted 04-04-2013 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The model is now listed under the Cutaway section of Dragon's website.

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Too bad they didn't cutaway an SRB and the ET. The fairly simple components inside these could have been made visible with little effort. This would add a lot to the model.

To put my Photoshop where my mouth is ....

Cutaway Stack 400px

Note this is a mockup and does not represent the actual kit being offered.

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posted 04-04-2013 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THAT would be neat!

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Wow, I saw it and did not read it I was so excited. Man that would be cool. Gary, you are way to good with Photoshop.

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posted 05-15-2013 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models USA lists the shuttle with booster/ET model with a "delivery date" of July.

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posted 05-18-2013 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the projected price of the Discovery model?

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Who knows...

Only two models have been produced (or reached retailers) so far, both 747 at 1:144 scale, announced in November and December 2011, available for $91 and $128 (check the Flying Mule web site).

Four more models have been announced since late 2011 but availability and pricing is anyone's guess.

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quote:
Originally posted by the clocks running:
What is the projected price of the Discovery model?

$137 at the Flying Mule.

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Thank you gents on the pricing info.

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posted 05-26-2013 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or 135 Euros...

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I hope they reversed the negative on the photo, otherwise the shuttle main hatch is on the wrong side...

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posted 05-29-2013 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice catch! I wouldn't have bought it anyway!

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posted 06-20-2013 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
List price: 16,000 yen.

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the 1/1444 Shuttle has arrived on the coast.

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The cutaway shuttle stack is already in stock at Sprue Brothers. Price is $149.99.

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How the hell could they put the shuttle main hatch on the wrong side of the vehicle? What a screw up!

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Based on photos on the Flying Mule website, the hatch is, well, on both sides of the vehicle!


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