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SuperKungFu
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posted 01-27-2013 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one just landed in my collection: the giant Antonov An-225 Mriya "Dream" in 1:200 scale!

I have been waiting so long for an An-225 with the Buran shuttle. I can't tell you much about the model, got it from Hong Kong. It was more of an impulsive purchase. I believe it's made by PCM. The one I have is a "sample" so I don't have a retail box. It looks pretty good - one of the best profile shapes I have seen for the An-225. Like most PCM models, it's made of Mahogany Wood or Resin. Since mine is a sample, I don't have a display stand (although there are two holes at the bottom of the model to allow it to be displayed with a stand).

SuperKungFu
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posted 01-27-2013 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

SuperKungFu
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posted 01-27-2013 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Look at the size difference compared to the 747 with the Discovery Shuttle

Enjoy!

SuperKungFu
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posted 01-27-2013 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shame we don't see more of this bird. Only one An-225 exist in the world (the second is half built abandoned in a hangar somewhere). But this one bird has gone through several cosmetic changes:

But I say it still looked the best back in 1989 with the old Soviet Colors and Buran Shuttle.

cspg
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posted 01-31-2013 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your photos of the An-225 next to the Boeing SCA were really cool.

Aviation200 should have produced both models! It would have been tempting to buy one of their planned B747/shuttle combination.

In any case the the An-225 is planned by Herpa at 1:200 (and since they produced Buran, who knows...).

Jay Chladek
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posted 01-31-2013 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Based on what I've read, additional funding was secured to finish the second An-225 a couple years ago. But I don't know if it is flying yet.

SuperKungFu
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posted 02-05-2013 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a display stand for my model, looks better than ever now. This is the stock stand that came with the model:

cspg
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posted 02-05-2013 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuperKungFu:
I have been waiting so long for an An-225 with the Buran shuttle.
At a larger scale than the existing one by Herpa (1:500)?

SuperKungFu
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posted 02-05-2013 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea I wanted one in 1:200 not 1:500. Hopefully Herpa comes out with the one with the shuttle in 1:200 later this year. For now, this would do.

cspg
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posted 02-28-2013 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
In any case the the An-225 is planned by Herpa at 1:200 (and since they produced Buran, who knows...).
Planned for an August release with a retail price of $240.

cspg
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posted 03-18-2013 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received an email from Herpa regarding a 1:200 Buran that would go with their planned An-225 model. They are considering it but they first want to produce the An-225 in the best quality/detail as possible then see how sales go. If the market reacts well to the An-225, a Buran model would certainly be considered.

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