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cspg
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posted 05-21-2012 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Despite their new website, now Dragon mentions that model under both 1/400 and 1/72 scales...

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posted 05-21-2012 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What fast are these people. "Wow!"

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posted 05-21-2012 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not saying the model will come out in both scales. I just don't know which one is the right one!

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posted 05-21-2012 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Judging by the photos, it is 1:400 scale.

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posted 05-21-2012 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They might be using the smaller one just as an illustration before a sample is ready. That, or it could be just a error on the website for the wrong scale (for example, did anyone ever notice the Redstone in 1/72 scale has two different scales on the box?). Still, I sure hope it's correct!

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posted 07-30-2012 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been looking for release info on this product.

Does anyone know when this model is scheduled for release and distribution?

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posted 07-31-2012 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also wondering about the price.

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posted 07-31-2012 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Models announced last November and December are "due" to be released next month. If that's to be a time reference, you might see it for Christmas...

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posted 07-31-2012 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they get us a good quality piece, I do not mind the wait. Better to take their time to get as many of the details right as they can rather than to "rush" it out and have some collectors complain about inaccuracies like what happened with the 1/72nd Saturn V.

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posted 09-13-2012 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there an ETA yet when this baby is due?

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posted 09-13-2012 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have not seen any new information on it.

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posted 11-01-2012 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any update for an ETA on this model?

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posted 11-01-2012 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I kind of gave up on this one. Why mention building something if it seem to never go into production within a reasonable amount of time.

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posted 11-02-2012 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I agree that the time lapse between the model's announcement and arrival is (too) long, all the other models announced by Dragon in April 2012 have been delivered. And a delay of 6-8 months is not unusual, especially for Dragon (look at the pre-orders at the Flying Mule for example).

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posted 11-02-2012 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, look at the ISS models. They were announced even before this shuttle and they still are not available.

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posted 11-02-2012 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ISS models were announced in May 2012 according to their web site. Their 2012-2013 catalog mentions a third ISS model. And my guess for both shuttle stack and ISS models is that they're running into production issues, like trying to avoid components to fall off (see discussion about the LEGO ISS model). Or nobody is interested in several ISS models. I know I'm not.

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posted 11-02-2012 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garyd2831:
Why mention building something if it seem to never go into production within a reasonable amount of time.
That's actually pretty normal in the model industry. Ask anyone into model trains, they'll tell you a new locomotive release can become announced years before you can actually put it on the rails and run it.

Model Railroader did a cartoon (I think) sometime in the 1960s of two guys in suits at the office of a model train company, and one says to the other, "Our new locomotive is really popular with the model railroaders. I guess we should design it and put it into production eventually..."

It's not just trains, models are often announced long before any tooling has been made.

Car companies do it all the time, too, with full sized vehicles. Nothing new here.

Yeah, I want one of these crawler/stack models, and quite badly. But I just have to sit back and wait. And wait. And wait...

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posted 11-02-2012 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will wait as long as I have to wait. I am just happy to see Dragon actually creating a crawler model.

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posted 11-02-2012 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And we can use it for the Saturn V LUT tower also.

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posted 11-02-2012 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon's website used to have pictures of the "All-Japan Mokei Hobby Show 2012". Although there were no new announcements, the shuttle stack was displayed.

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posted 11-02-2012 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You mean also as in this clip time 2:37?

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posted 11-02-2012 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uhhh, this video is of Hasegawa's kits from 2010 (which have come and gone, I have them in my collection). I don't see any mention of stuff from Dragon in it.

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posted 11-03-2012 01:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right, even the title clip from HobbyLink which is supposedly showing Dragon models does not include any model from Dragon, hence my conclusion that there are no new models ready to be announced.

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posted 12-22-2012 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any new 'News' on this one's release?

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Had the shuttle flown in WW2 or owned by Disney and flown by DC Comics superheroes, this model would have (probably) been under the Christmas tree by now!

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posted 12-23-2012 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been inquiring with my local hobby shop in regards to this and no ETA has been provided yet from Dragon. It will probably hit the shore by April.

The 1/18 Apollo Astronauts are due this month but have not reached Dragon's warehouse either.

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posted 01-28-2013 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models USA mentions March as a release date.

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posted 02-01-2013 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't wait to get this model!

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posted 02-02-2013 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is too cool! I want one when it comes out.

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posted 02-04-2013 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Flying Mule has it listed also for a March release for $69.99.

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These are starting to sell on eBay from Japan, so expecting late in March or early April. Hobbylink Japan is showing April for the release. Have on on pre-order with a notification when they are shipping out here in the states.

Starting to wish we could get a crawler with a Saturn V on the platform.

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posted 05-01-2013 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just checked the Dragon USA website and the release date is now June!

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posted 05-01-2013 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No way! Really?

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posted 05-13-2013 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by the clocks running:
I just checked the Dragon USA website and the release date is now June!

Flying Mule has it planned for..September!

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posted 06-03-2013 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like Dragon USA just received their shipment for this model that we have been waiting for!

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posted 06-03-2013 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! I have had this along with Orbital's Stargazer on order since February. This will be my first new Dragon Models since the giant Saturn V!

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posted 06-05-2013 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any more news on this? I don't see any photos with the coffee mug, and that is usually a sign that the Flying Mule has them. I do see them listed as available at other sites.

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Flying Mule, now with coffee cup (though someone should tell them they installed the shuttle backwards on the MLP).

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posted 06-05-2013 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All right!


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