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Retro Rocket
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From: Santa Paula, Ca,. USA
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posted 06-18-2014 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave DeFino has created a really nice website showing Hollywood special effects artist Gene Young's work. Please check it out.

Gene created some fantastic aerospace models, from his X-15 (which sold at Bonham's for $7,000!!) to his all brass VLA models for JPL.

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 06-18-2014 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Great stuff, thanks for sharing the link! I like the 1/4 scale F-15 and those scale sets are amazing. A real talent before the age of CG animation. Looks like he enjoyed his work.

SpaceAholic
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posted 06-18-2014 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After reviewing the site, learned that one of the models fabricated by Gene's shop resides in my collection

Retro Rocket
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posted 06-19-2014 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the last projects I helped Gene with was the 1/4 scale F-15. He told me it was for PacMin, who he did a lot of work for and with. At the time I had my shop in Ventura and right down the road was a fiberglasser who did great work for good costs. He made the molds for the F-15 and surprisingly left the body master there. It might still be there today but it was wood and other ,aterials not designed to last more than required for the mold.

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