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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-20-2012 06:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models announced today its 1:400 Space Shuttle Discovery with Crawler Transporter (No. 56391).

James Brown
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posted 04-20-2012 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes...

Gilbert
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posted 04-20-2012 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be getting this.

cspg
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posted 04-20-2012 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brilliant.

Next? Launch tower?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 04-20-2012 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's hope that.

ringo67
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posted 04-20-2012 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aw man, I just bought the Discovery stack from the Memorable Missions series. Oh well, can't have too many Discovery models, she's my orbiter. I'm sure you guys know what I mean.

Very cool, though! Next, we need a Pad 39A (or B) diorama.

Henk Boshuijer
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posted 04-20-2012 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great... Maybe the launch tower can be sold as a separate model. I will order this model...

Gilbert
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posted 04-20-2012 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Launch tower...YES!

GoesTo11
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posted 04-20-2012 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ringo67:
Aw man, I just bought the Discovery stack from the Memorable Missions series.
Glad I drew the line at the Columbia and Challenger stacks... now I can justify this.

cycleroadie
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posted 04-20-2012 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's about time.

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posted 04-20-2012 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh Yea!!! I want that.

Finally, a crawler transporter available in a model.

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posted 04-20-2012 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for contra   Click Here to Email contra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW. Can't wait.

Kevmac
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posted 04-20-2012 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It just keeps getting better! What's next??

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posted 04-20-2012 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally.

garyd2831
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posted 04-20-2012 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a scaled VAB with the option of having a shuttle or Saturn V stack being assembled???

p51
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posted 04-20-2012 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This isn't a kit, is it?

cycleroadie
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posted 04-20-2012 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, not a kit.

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posted 04-20-2012 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice

p51
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posted 04-20-2012 10:22 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 cycleroadie:
Nope, not a kit
Oh heck yeah, gotta have one of those, then!

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posted 04-21-2012 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for press4meco   Click Here to Email press4meco     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now THIS is exciting. Well done, Dragon!

Gilbert
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posted 04-21-2012 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This thing may be sold out prior to release!!

ringo67
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posted 04-21-2012 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just had a crazy thought...

What if the crawler was remote-controlled?

p51
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posted 04-21-2012 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I doubt you could make running treads that small. Yes, the real crawler treads are massive, but at 1/400 scale, they're downright tiny.

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posted 04-22-2012 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! What's next? A silver astrovan? M113 vehicle? Slidewire escape baskets if a launch gantry is issued? The mind goes into overdrive now...

Ironman One
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posted 04-24-2012 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something like this with the launch tower for the 1/400 scale Saturn V would really be nice, and a practical size to display. Similar to the plastic Countdown Inc. kit offered by the Kennedy Space Center gift shop back in the 1970's.

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posted 04-25-2012 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Need one of those. Or more gray Lego to build my own for my Lego shuttle!

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posted 05-02-2012 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JWoytach   Click Here to Email JWoytach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word on when this Dragon model will hit the streets?

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posted 05-02-2012 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ringo67:
Oh well, can't have too many Discovery models, she's my orbiter. I'm sure you guys know what I mean.

ringo: Are you sure? See below.

OV 103 400px

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posted 05-02-2012 01:57 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 onesmallstep:
Wow! What's next? A silver astrovan? M113 vehicle? Slidewire escape baskets if a launch gantry is issued?
I doubt they'd bother to make a M-113 to match this. In that scale, it'd be around a quarter of an inch long. Even most wargame miniatures are way larger than that (GHQ makes the smallest 113 I know of, and that's in 1/285 scale). M113s are actually quite small when you get next to one, you expect it to be bigger than it is until you see one in person, it's about as long as a big SUV.

But as for the shuttle stack and transporter, I don't have many space models (I only have the Model Power Endeavour, a desktop wood X-1 and the Dragon 1/400 Apollo 13 Saturn V) or intention of getting many but I MUST have this one. Besides, it wouldn't be that big at that scale, I'm thinking about 3 inches wide at the base or so?

It makes you wonder how tough it'd be for Dragon to make a scale launch pad diorama or VAB for those models. Neither would take up a huge amount of room at that scale. My calculator says that a scale VAB would be 15.75 inches tall, 21.50 inches long and 15.5 inches wide. It'd be an easy model for someone to make (well, the outside, anyway), now that I'm thinking on it. I can't find any dimensions for 39A to see how big that'd be in 1/400 scale.

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posted 05-02-2012 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by tegwilym:
Need one of those. Or more gray Lego to build my own for my Lego shuttle!
Great job on the LEGO crawler/transporter! Did you design it in LDD or LDraw? I'd love to display my shuttle stack that way.

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posted 05-02-2012 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by p51:
But as for the shuttle stack and transporter... it wouldn't be that big at that scale, I'm thinking about 3 inches wide at the base or so?
A 1/400 MLP would be 4.05" wide (across the SRBs) by 4.8" long by 0.75" thick. The actual MLP was 160 by 135 by 25 feet, according to astronautix.com.

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posted 05-02-2012 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JWoytach:
Any word on when this Dragon model will hit the streets?
I wouldn't dare to guess. It doesn't even appear in Dragon's 2012-13 Space catalog, and in any case their anticipated ship dates have proven scattershot to say the least.

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posted 05-03-2012 09:05 AM     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 JWoytach:
Any word on when this Dragon model will hit the streets?
Their Apollo 16 model was announced early April and is slated for a June release (for $100- Flying Mule). The shuttle and crawler was announced late April, so July-August timeframe is possible (although you could easily add a few more months).

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It would be cool to see Dragon release the concrete base for Pad 39A or B. Then you could buy separate launch towers/MLP for the Apollo era and the shuttle era. I suspect they'll release a Complex 39 set after the release of this but I just hope it won't come with another crawler/mobile launch platform.

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posted 05-09-2012 07:57 AM     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 Robert Pearlman:
Dragon Models announced today its 1:400 Space Shuttle Discovery with Crawler Transporter (No. 56391).

Although it's listed under 1:72 scale model, both in the release and in the "hot" section! Another model in the works?

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posted 05-16-2012 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A sneak peek picture can be seen here:

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posted 05-16-2012 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starhopper   Click Here to Email starhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ME WANT!

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ME WANT!
What he said!

Dragon really should be working on a scale Pad 39 for this...

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posted 05-16-2012 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll certainly get one as well.

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posted 05-16-2012 06:35 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 Shuttle model. It looks very cool!

Now Dragon needs to build a LUT for the 1/400 Saturn V and include the crawler also.


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