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alexbaja
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posted 01-21-2012 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just discovered this new version of an astronaut with MMU from Fame Master 4D Puzzles. It is 1:20 scale, so it is half the size of Bandai's EMU model kit.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-21-2012 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Astronaut with MMU is one of the new sets under Fame Master's 4D Puzzle Space Series, which previously released a Lunar Rover with Astronaut. Their other new toy puzzles are: Fame Master lists as coming soon:

Jay Chladek
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posted 01-22-2012 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EMU and MMU looks nice for the price. And its scale looks pretty decent as well for super detailing without going broke financially.

As for the other items, I shall have to get my paws on the X-37. The scale is a bit oddball (1/50), but it is close enough to 1/48 and giving it the full model treatment should yield a stunning looking display piece. The fact that they included an open payload section I find interesting, given that part of the real X-37B is still classified.

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 06-25-2012 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally received an email from the company and was told the X-37 Spaceplane won't be available until September.

alexbaja
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posted 10-19-2012 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems to be a nice model of the ISS, though I would have prefered a larger scale for myself. The price seems right too, would make a perfect educational tool and easy to carry around.

Retro Rocket
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posted 10-19-2012 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1:450? Be careful not to inhale any modules.

alexbaja
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posted 10-19-2012 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like. A 1:200 or 1:250 would be a nice scale for an ISS.

Jay Chladek
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posted 10-20-2012 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At 1/250, an ISS begins to get a little unweildy. I admit 1/450 is small, but it should be almost double the size of the 1/700 ISS Takara did a few years back. The 1/450 shuttle on the pad looks pretty cool to my eye as it looks like the MLP might be of close to correct proportion anyway. Looks like both it and the ISS are using the same shuttle orbiter originally created for the 747 SCA puzzle (which was a fun build when I did one in 2010).

jjknap
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posted 10-20-2012 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is with the Russian science module/Power-Tower always being included in these ISS models? I can understand this for the models that came out years before the ISS was complete, but good grief; that module was cancelled several years ago, and the ISS has been essentially finished for over a year now. Don't they consult with someone as opposed to just looking at an artist's impression from years ago?

hoorenz
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posted 10-21-2012 06:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great, with a 12-person Soyuz!

BMckay
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posted 11-26-2012 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just picked up an ISS one and I look forward to asking someone to build it for me. I would like it done right. So when it gets built I will let people know how it looks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-26-2012 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are very nice toy puzzles, not model kits, designed for kids to be able to snap them together. All the parts are pre-painted. You should be able to assemble it yourself...

chameloon
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posted 12-31-2014 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chameloon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought three sets of the 4DMaster series.

This is pre painted parts that you just clip together, LEGO-style, with no glue. Assembly is easy and requires less than 10 minutes.

I found the result quite convincing (beside the Saturn V, that looks bulky and out of proportion).

Here is a box, with the assembly guide.

Here you can see the four sets available:

The command module near a ruler (in centimeters):

chameloon
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posted 12-31-2014 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chameloon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The LEM:

LEM and CM can be attached together:

The moonwalker with his A7L. No name nor mission patches on the figurine:

And the back of the three sets:

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-31-2014 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, they are pretty good.

sev8n
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posted 12-31-2014 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought the ISS model a while back and added it to my display case. Note it is the "proposed" version of the station, not "as built". Solar panels are blue on one side, gold on the other.

I suspended the ISS model with fishing line, secured through the hole in the top of my Detolf cabinet.

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