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E2M Lem Man
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posted 01-15-2014 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that this is great! It brings a sense of life to the model displayed. Any possibility that this will be offered in any other scales — like 1/96?

keymichael1855
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posted 01-16-2014 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you referring to the MLP and LUT background for the Dragon? If so, I could adapt both of them for you in 1:96 scale. Just send me an email if you, or anyone else, is interested in the setup in 1:96 scale.

sev8n
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posted 01-17-2014 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by apollolem:
Of course, I waited too long to purchase the Detolf... anyone with a suggestion for a similar style glass case?
While my local store shows them out of stock with no expected availability date, they ARE now showing them as available by ordering online. While shipping would be $$$ I wonder if they would ship to your local store for pickup?

apollolem
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posted 01-19-2014 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good idea, I'll check with Ikea to see if they can ship to my area store. The irony of this is that I'm only 4 miles from the Detroit area store here and just kept putting off purchasing two Detolfs never thinking that they might be discontinued.

Kevmac
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posted 01-26-2014 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep checking the IKEA website or call to check future stock possibilities. Dallas and Houston just got a large stock in. I was able to get two picked up for me. Thought I had missed my chance also. Maybe a store in your geographic area will get more.

sev8n
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posted 02-17-2014 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My local Ikea has replenished their stock of Detolf cabinets numerous times since I bought what I thought was their "last" one. According to their website the Dallas store currently has twelve Detolfs in stock.

I now wonder if this "out of production" claim made months ago was nothing more than rumor or, worse, an attempt to increase sales.

haveblue
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posted 02-18-2014 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for haveblue     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, the SKU of the Detolf was changed, thereby 'discontinuing' it. The actual product itself wasn't discontinued - the SKU and packaging was changed, making it a new product. Stock of this 'new' version should be available now.

AussiePete
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posted 02-18-2014 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just built the Dragon 1/72 Saturn after years of not building. I think I did a pretty good effort but who's ever 100% happy. Will post photos later.

Keen to get the better scale batted F-1s at some point. Building this model reignited my love of modelling.

I might add that seeing these models in the Detolf display case I had to get one. Lucky my local IKEA had them in stock.

sev8n
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posted 02-18-2014 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by haveblue:
...the SKU and packaging was changed, making it a new product.
I did note that the most recent cabinet was in two smaller boxes instead of having everything in one box like my earlier cabinet(s). It did make it a lot easier to load/unload the box/es and haul up the stairs.

apollolem
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posted 02-18-2014 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, my local Ikea now has a Detolf on the showroom floor finally, although none yet in stock. Website shows 18 arriving there this weekend. Whew!

apollolem
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posted 02-24-2014 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up two Detolfs today, they had a pallet stacked with them. What a relief!

keymichael1855
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posted 03-17-2014 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After designing a 1:48 scale SLA for a friend of mine, I decided to scale it down, adapt it to fit the 1:72 Dragon kit/prebuilt, and add an equally detailed Instrument Unit. As many of you know, the Dragon SLA/IU is missing a lot of surface detail. Here is how it came out:

Here's a comparison of mine and the Dragon version. Mine is on the left.

keymichael1855
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posted 03-17-2014 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, the upper part of the LES tower is missing a lot of surface detail as well on the Dragon. I have a 3D printed part that fits nicely on top and finished off the spacecraft end nicely. Here is a pic and a comparison shot (mine is on the left):

If you are interested in these parts to upgrade your Dragon kit or prebuilt, here is a link to the parts in my shop on Shapeways:

Here is a link to the upper portion of the LES tower.

Should you have any comments or questions, please let me know — I'm glad to help. Thanks!

bdipaolo
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posted 03-20-2014 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Michael: Drool, drool! Awesome.

keymichael1855
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posted 03-24-2014 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barrett, glad you like the SLA! It really is a nice piece.

Retro Rocket
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posted 03-24-2014 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your models look great! I built about five 1/48 Saturn V models over the years, (one is on display at the Hornet if anyone has been there and taken a picture of it I sure would like a copy.) The master parts were okay at the time but now I'd like to do new ones but I just haven't had the time to put into the CAD models.

For the SLA adapter I took the Revell kit parts and molded, cast, molded cast cast to shrink the part to the right size. Those parts are nice because they have the really fine rivets and details. Unfortunately details that small are lost in 3D printing. I was thinking of using Archers 3d rivets to replace them, then mold it.

Can you make the SLA into the five separate parts? That way I could add the rivets, any interior parts, hinges, etc.

keymichael1855
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posted 03-25-2014 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be glad to separate the SLA into five pieces for you. Just send me a message and we can take it from there.

cspg
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posted 03-27-2014 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On sale from the Flying Mule for $209.95.


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