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cspg
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posted 10-13-2011 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models' sneak peek at their 1:400 ISS model(s), shown at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show. Apparently this model is made out of three models.

Bill Hunt
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posted 10-13-2011 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really looking forward to the "structure complete" version of this baby.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-13-2011 06:24 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 cspg:
Apparently this model is made out of three models.
I've asked Dragon for clarification, but I believe these are three separate models rather than sets that build upon each other. I think they are offering the opportunity to display the different stages in station assembly.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-13-2011 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about this model in 1/72 scale to match the other offerings?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-14-2011 10:14 AM     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 Robert Pearlman:
I've asked Dragon for clarification...
The short is answer is: they don't know... yet.

The slightly longer answer: the ISS model(s) is/are still in development. As of this very moment, it may be possible to use the three sets to assemble the final space station configuration, and/or additional phase models may be released.

alexbaja
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posted 10-14-2011 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very highly detailed 1:144 ISS in 3 phases will greatly be appreciated.

rmacd
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posted 05-06-2012 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmacd     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed they would be releasing a 1/400 ISS and I was wondering if there was any indication on when exactly this would be released?

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GoesTo11
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posted 05-06-2012 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The three stage 1:400 ISS models are listed in Dragon's 2012-13 catalog... but the recently announced 1:72 Apollo 16 set (June) and 1:400 Discovery/crawler(?) are nowhere to be found, so your guess is as good as anyone's.

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posted 05-06-2012 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmacd     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope they release a 1/400 shuttle that attaches to the ISS.

Jay Chladek
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posted 05-06-2012 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
How about this model in 1/72 scale to match the other offerings?
It would collapse under its own weight at 1/72. The LEGO ISS that Don Petitt has pulled out for display once in awhile shows how delicate the thing can be and I don't recall ever seeing a NASA display ISS larger than 1/100. Doing it in 1/144 barely pushes what is possible for a commercially available product.

Intermountain Railway was doing ISS kits in phases. So you could get the whole thing or stages of it. Of course those kits are long gone today as I recall. If somebody wants to build their own, Revell of Germany is reissuing its kit of the ISS once again this year. It just needs some modifications to take off some of the stuff that wasn't built onto the station (such as the Russian solar array tower on top of the Zvezda/Zarya complex).

cspg
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posted 05-16-2012 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sneak peek picture can be seen here:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-17-2012 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon's updated 1:400 International Space Station line of models:

BMckay
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posted 05-21-2012 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How big will this be in inches?

GoesTo11
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posted 05-21-2012 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking forward to these, but...I'll be interested to see how (or if) Dragon addresses the problem that seems to plague every ISS model I've seen: "Sagging" solar arrays. I'd hate to have to jury-rig extra support struts for them.

cspg
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posted 06-05-2012 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First two models announced on Dragon's web site.

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