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alexbaja
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posted 06-19-2012 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This new 1:48 Space Probe Voyager is out on the market and it seems it's selling fast. It looks a very promising Voyager from Hasegawa.

CaptSpry
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posted 06-19-2012 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered this yesterday, very much looking forward to receiving it in a few weeks I will post pics when it comes in.

CaptSpry
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posted 06-19-2012 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this, pretty much gives you all you need to see... the kit, the instructions, etc.

CaptSpry
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posted 06-28-2012 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look what came in the mail today! YAY! I shall start my build this weekend, I hope... that is the plan anyway.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-28-2012 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you find of it? Nice kit, very good plastic parts out of the molds. I start next week with it.

CaptSpry
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posted 06-28-2012 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From first glance everything looks really nice. The parts are crisp and molded nicely. A lot of tiny pieces and its more extensive then I thought, which makes me happy because I don't like super easy models. Not that this will be hard, I am just glad its a lot of detail and will be fun to paint and such. I will post completed pictures when I am done, which will probably be a week or two, depending how much time I have available to actually build.

CaptSpry
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posted 07-05-2012 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well here she is. A really great little kit.

I took pictures during most of the build, but then forgot to continue to take pictures during the last part of the build.

The kit is really well molded with a lot of detail and a lot of TINY parts. I was surprised as to the amount of small parts that almost got lost because of my clumsy hands. Some of the parts are very fragile and make sure you have a fresh, sharp Xacto knife handy.

Enjoy! All comments, good or bad, are welcome.

Saturn V
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posted 07-05-2012 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Saturn V     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic job! Makes me want one, but the wife... well, you know the story.

alexbaja
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posted 07-05-2012 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am still waiting for mine, can't wait till I receive it.

the clocks running
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posted 07-05-2012 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CaptSpry you did a great job on the Voyager model! Thanks for all of the photos.

Ronpur
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posted 07-05-2012 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, awesome! I ordered one a few days ago. It is a lot bigger that I thought it would be.

divemaster
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posted 07-05-2012 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now it's time to build one in 1/24 scale with a 6 inch dish!

CaptSpry
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posted 07-06-2012 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated!

history in miniature
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posted 11-21-2012 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some photographs of Hasegawa's Voyager kit with LVM studios photoetch set.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-21-2012 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Steve!!! The upgrade with photo etch is much better.

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-21-2012 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is amazing. Great work, Steve!

Jay Chladek
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posted 11-21-2012 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see Hasegawa is getting A LOT of use out of that Earth globe display base they originally tooled up for the Egg Shuttle back in the 1980s. So far I've seen it crop up with this kit AND the shuttle with Hubble Telescope kit that they released a couple years back.

When I do my Voyager, I'll have to see about altering that globe to look like like Jupiter or Saturn (with part of a ring on it), or just build an all new display base with a representation of the grand tour.

alexbaja
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posted 11-22-2012 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great model Steve, the photo etch made all the difference, keep up the good work.

Norman.King
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posted 11-22-2012 02:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A beautiful model Steve.

history in miniature
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posted 11-22-2012 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for the kind words. Jay, that base was not used in the final display as Voyager being a deep space probe I chose a round wood platform painted black to represent space.

the clocks running
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posted 11-22-2012 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job Steve!

arjuna
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Great work, Steve. I've got the model and the PE set but haven't tackled it yet. May I ask what techniques you used to fold the Low-Field Magnetometer (the long boom arm thingo)? It's so long that finding a sharp edge suitable to use is one of the things that's stopping me from taking on the challenge.

I also notice that you accomplished "the twist" - how much more difficult was that to do? A daunting endeavor, impressively achieved. Congrats.

history in miniature
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posted 11-23-2012 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used 2 metal rulers to bend the magnetometer boom but it is easier to bend a small section at a time. The p.e. is soft so it is very easy. The difficult part is the 1/3rd twist, with the metal being soft it will deform the boom if not careful, thanks for the thumbs up.

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