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David C
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posted 06-23-2014 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hobby Master have announced the third in their "Legend" series: Captain Eugene Cernan, "The Last Man on the Moon".

Be interesting to see how this compares to the Dragon figures.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-23-2014 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks familiar.

My figure has yet things stimulated, what is the price?

Daugherty54
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posted 06-23-2014 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The other figure in this series is going for about $154...

cspg
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posted 06-24-2014 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this another "phantom" model from Hobby Master (one that is produced but never listed on their website, eg.HM-HH1012 UH-1 Helicopter HA(L)-3 Seawolves, US Navy Task Force, 1967)?

cspg
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posted 07-07-2014 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe not (replying to my own post!). Hobby Master has opened a page for "Action Figure". The first figure is Col. C. E. Bud Anderson. Gene Cernan is not (yet) listed but that's a start.

Philip
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posted 07-09-2014 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great details but the Omega Speedmaster is worn upside down.

chameloon
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posted 07-09-2014 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chameloon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But a lack of details on the PLSS, that was bulkier than the ones used on the first missions (side pockets missing, etc.).

chet
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posted 07-09-2014 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they did a great job with Cernan's likeness on this.

GoesTo11
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posted 07-13-2014 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chet:
I think they did a great job with Cernan's likeness on this.
Agreed. Hobby Master is also pretty diligent with details on their aircraft models; hopefully they address the above mentioned issues before production.

cspg
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posted 11-06-2014 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Due for next May for $229 (Flying Mule).

chameloon
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posted 11-07-2014 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chameloon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can find some detailed pictures here. Click to zoom. The PLSS looks awfully small...

apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-07-2014 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not understand this by the neck ring, the folded area.

Daugherty54
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posted 11-07-2014 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The boots and the helmet both look oversized to me. The proportions just seem off. However the likeness is remarkable.

cspg
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posted 11-21-2014 04:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Price is down to $175.

Daugherty54
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posted 11-22-2014 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KG Hobby gas it on sale for $80 with $34 shipping. Is this too good to be true? Claims to be $114 off.

PeterO
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posted 11-22-2014 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The $80 is only the pre-order deposit. The listing states:
Pre Order Price: USD 194.95
Deposit: USD 80
You will be charged US $80 + shipping now
Outstanding Balance: US $150 will be charged via PayPal invoice after the product is issued

Daugherty54
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posted 11-22-2014 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I knew something didn't look right. The first page declares it is $114 off, but the next page states they simply rebill it when shipped. Sort of shady.

Andy McCulley
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posted 03-30-2015 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy McCulley   Click Here to Email Andy McCulley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have emailed Hobby Master several times, through their webpage, asking if they had any update to their projected shipping date. They have not responded to any of the emails.

Has anyone heard anything about the Cernan action figure from them?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 03-30-2015 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the German site andromeda24, I read "release May 2015."

Andy McCulley
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posted 03-30-2015 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy McCulley   Click Here to Email Andy McCulley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. This site still shows "Expected Release date: Q1 2015."

Michael ApolloJack
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posted 04-09-2015 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael ApolloJack   Click Here to Email Michael ApolloJack     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it looks brilliant, it's very similar to the Buzz Aldrin released in 2002. I have made a few changes to mine. The wrist connections were both red, so I painted one blue, the hoses needed fixing and a few added. The detail is exceptional, even for 2002. 

The new version with Cernan in a A7LB suit is just as detailed, if not more. The red CDR stripes can be removed for LMP versions, although there is a lack of detail on the PLSS, CDR stripes missing, and the extra rock sample bags. I'm sure they could be added.

Noticeable add-ons or changes I can see from the two versions, a better looking strap system for the PLSS, boots more detailed, pressure suit gauge, note pad, hammer, LEVA helmet with new sun visors, the snoopy cap looks great with the comms added, and a stand. 

I will be purchasing this beauty once it's released. This will be a great piece for anyone's collection.

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