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apolloprojeckt
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posted 05-12-2013 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soon in stock from Amodel: Space rocket Energia with Buran shuttle

garyd2831
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posted 05-12-2013 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About time someone came up with a model for Buran in a large scale

Spellbinder99
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posted 06-29-2013 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spellbinder99   Click Here to Email Spellbinder99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Picked this kit up from my local hobby importer yesterday. It is the usual Amodel fare with a fibreglass pre-assembled main airframe and injection molded detail parts.

Spellbinder99
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posted 06-29-2013 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spellbinder99   Click Here to Email Spellbinder99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The basic moulding as I said is a fibreglass shell that has some fairly large seams that so far appear to be sanding down reasonably easily. There is no option in the box for open payload doors, but the moulding is fairly thin and well done, so cutting them open and scratch building a payload bay may be an option.

So far examination of the detail parts seem to show them matching my reference pictures quite well where needed. The main fuselage does show traces of the previous use of the mold to create the Buran Analogue kit as the depressions for the upper jet engines, the mountings for the side engines and the fairing location for the extended nose gear are visible in "ghost" outline.

It is interesting that this kit has finally appeared some five years after it was first listed as "coming soon" on internet sites.

Please ask if any more info is required and yes, I am getting the Energya/Buran full stack when it finally becomes available!

Jay Chladek
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posted 06-29-2013 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my case, I'll likely order the full stack Buran as well. Expensive yes, but it makes a perfect compliment to the Monogram 1/72 shuttle stacks I've built.

Spellbinder99
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posted 06-30-2013 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spellbinder99   Click Here to Email Spellbinder99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure you will do it justice as well Jay!

Looking forward to it being released.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-19-2013 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I receive this day the 1/72 Buran and Energia model kit, huge box!!

Size box 90 cm high, wide 37 cm, depth 14 cm, weight 8 pounds.

The stacks and ET are already glue together , minus point cheap dirt plastic and on some place very thin. I have see not the surface after a primer layer, than I can see more.

Anyway a huge lot of parts for a lot of time to build.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-19-2013 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More photos to see in photo album on the Yahoo space modelers group.

Ronpur
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posted 07-19-2013 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that is a great looking kit!

Jay Chladek
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posted 07-24-2013 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To quote George Takei... "Oh MY!"

I am really LIKING the looks of this. I'm going to see if I can get one of these at the IPMS USA Nationals next month. But if I can't, I've already got a line on a Ukraine based vendor I can use. When built, this is going to look MIGHTY IMPRESSIVE, especially next to a Monogram shuttle stack.

Spellbinder99
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posted 07-26-2013 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spellbinder99   Click Here to Email Spellbinder99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine should be with me in a couple of weeks Jay, love to see what you do with this one! As I understand it is bigger than the US shuttle stack as well.

garyd2831
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posted 07-26-2013 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am I reading the price for this model correctly... $468 from HobbyTerra? Is this US dollars or Ukrainian?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-21-2013 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here some photos of the progress Amodel 1:72 Energia with Buran shuttle model kit.

To be honest the plastic quality is not too good. It cost me a lot of sanding work and sure three layers primer with sanding between it, you need these layers for a good paint layer otherwise I come sure off. The thickest of the plastic is quite thin (shuttle thinner than ET and stacks) as a bottle of Coke, I poked a hole in there twice.

For sure I have fill all the major parts with polyurethane foam, I can lift now, it can not be squeezed with the known risk factors for the paintwork.

For the rest it's a beautiful model and it is huge with much parts, but you need a lot of paint primer.

Progress is now on 50%. First dry fit [photo gallery]:

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-25-2013 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amodel 1:72 Energia with Buran shuttle projeck on 80% now detail work and put it together and on base.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-26-2013 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buran Energia model on 90%.

Ronpur
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posted 08-26-2013 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is going to look amazing next to a 1/72 shuttle stack! Great job!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-28-2013 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So people, this project is done. I give this kit a 7. It has some - and + points but is was fun to do.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 08-28-2013 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice and large.

JBoe
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posted 08-28-2013 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! I'm actually kinda speechless! AWESOME!

DougS
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posted 01-09-2014 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DougS   Click Here to Email DougS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! That's amazing work!

cspg
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posted 01-09-2014 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome work!

Wish it existed as prebuilt...

Jay Chladek
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posted 02-19-2014 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally managed to pick one of these up this month. Good grief, this model is HUGE! I am very tempted to start digging into it right away, but there is at least one other space related model project I want to do first (a Dream Chaser on top of an Atlas V in 1/72) and it will take a bit of planning to display this beastie since it is a little bit taller than a US shuttle stack in 1/72. Still, I am very impressed by what I see in the box.

apollolem
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posted 02-20-2014 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jay, where were you able to purchase from?

I may need to get another Detolf case. (or would it even fit?)

Jay Chladek
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posted 02-21-2014 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got it from hobbyterra.com. I thought they were based out of Germany, but it turns out they are a Ukraine based company. Service was first rate and shipping was fast.

When I saw the package arrive with a Ukraine postmark, I was a bit surprised given the protests in Kiev (which have gotten worse of late). So I can't necessarily guarantee that your package would arrive in a similar timely fashion. But, I didn't have any trouble at least. This isn't the first time I've ordered from Ukrainian based suppliers and in all cases, the packages have arrived in VERY quick fashion and in great shape.

As for the stack fitting in a Detolf case, I don't think it would. The shuttle stacks are pretty wide at the base and the vertical tail also provides its own challenges to trying to fit one in a skinny case. You are at least lucky to even HAVE one of those cases though as I was too slow to order one for my Dragon Saturn V kit (still unbuilt) and now they are discontinued.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-21-2014 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Chladek:
...and now they are discontinued.
As noted here, Ikea did not discontinue the Detolf case; it only has had its packaging and sku changed.

apollolem
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posted 02-22-2014 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the reply Jay, and as noted the Detolf cases have returned... 31 arriving finally to my area Ikea this coming Monday.

Jay Chladek
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posted 02-24-2014 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahhh, so they are. Now I just have to see about gathering the funds to get one.

And in other news, it looks like Ukraine has stabilized. So hopefully anyone else wanting to get the Amodel Burans from Hobbyterra should have no trouble doing so.

apollolem
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posted 02-25-2014 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and weight of the Detolf... you won't be disappointed.

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