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lucspace
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posted 08-11-2012 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exciting stuff: Now to convince them to do the same with the Soyuz spacecraft...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-11-2012 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models USA has more photographs of these models:

cspg
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posted 08-11-2012 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are the two manufacturers related (aside being in the same country) in one way or another or should we understand that Dragon will produce the same models as diecast?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-11-2012 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models USA sells model kits other than their own, including as well Aoshima (for example).

KAPTEC
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posted 08-11-2012 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lucspace:
Now to convince them to do the same with the Soyuz spacecraft...
If only...!

Ronpur
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posted 08-11-2012 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 1/48th Soyuz would be so cool!! Not sure if I have the space for a Tiangong and Shenzhou complex!

arjuna
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posted 08-12-2012 06:57 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good to see these vehicles represented. I'm not familiar with the reputation for quality (either way) of Great Wall Hobby. Anyone?

robert_l
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posted 08-15-2012 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have ordered this model kit, looking forward to receiving it coming from the US to Scotland.

PeterO
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posted 08-15-2012 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by arjuna:
I'm not familiar with the reputation for quality (either way) of Great Wall Hobby.

Great Wall's aircraft kits have been very well done. This review is typical of the praise they receive.

arjuna
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posted 08-16-2012 05:20 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Peter. That's good to know. I look forward to the models.

lucspace
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posted 08-25-2012 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received the Tiangong-Shenzhou kit this week. An odd problem with Shenzhou. Both the OM and DM are molded in halves, as is to be expected. But in the 'bottom half' of the OM, the hatch is molded off-center, as are the parachute covers in the 'top half' of the DM. Strange why this happened and a challenge to correct...

Lunokhod 2
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posted 11-28-2012 03:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunokhod 2   Click Here to Email Lunokhod 2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just started the 1/48 model of Tiangong 1 + Shenzhou 9. Details on my website.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-28-2012 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Vincent, got it also inside details?

Lunokhod 2
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posted 11-28-2012 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunokhod 2   Click Here to Email Lunokhod 2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Inside details for Tiangong 1 will be scratch-built. Nothing in the kit.

Lunokhod 2
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posted 12-19-2012 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunokhod 2   Click Here to Email Lunokhod 2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Major update on my website, the re-entry and orbital modules are now complete.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-20-2012 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good Vincent, very nice progress!!!

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