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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-23-2018 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX recently debuted for sale* a new desktop model of its Falcon 9 rocket.

The roughly 1:100 scale plastic model stands 32 inches (80 centimeters) tall on its magnetic base and includes both a Dragon V2 (Crew Dragon) and fairing that can be swapped out for display.

The grid fins and legs do not deploy.

*The model retails for $140 when available, though presently it has been removed from the online shop, presumably having sold out.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-23-2018 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few detail shots:

mode1charlie
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posted 02-23-2018 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice. I was just on their shop website a week ago and didn't see it, so it must not have been there for long before being sold out. (I would have snatched it up in a second.)

Hopefully they're get more stock, because the market is far from being met.

Ronpur
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posted 02-25-2018 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks to have the general shapes right, especially the Crew Dragon. But it does look to be missing a few details, like conduits, and other items. The markings aren't accurate either, unless this is a Block 5 and that will change on those.

I suppose that is the idea behind a decktop model?

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-25-2018 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Desktop or contractor models typically do not have that much detail. This one is very good in my opinion especially at the $140 price point of the first offering.

Ronpur
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posted 02-25-2018 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is what I thought. I better stay away from it then. I would add detail and repaint it with new decals if I got a hold of it! LOL

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-05-2018 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The model is back in stock and available to order from SpaceX.

Chuckster01
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posted 03-05-2018 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert, ordered mine today.

solo7
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posted 03-13-2018 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for solo7   Click Here to Email solo7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine on eBay and it came from the SpaceX store but for $110 instead of the $140 charged from the SpaceX website. This is the real deal!

dsenechal
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posted 03-19-2018 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got mine today. Overall, it's a very nice model. Reminds me a lot of the old Topping Models.

NASA Glenn
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posted 03-20-2018 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NASA Glenn   Click Here to Email NASA Glenn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine from from eBay also, it appears to have come directly from the SpaceX store, but the same seller accepted my offer of $90.

It is a very impressive display model. Maybe someone will make some payload displays to fit under the shroud, or some conversion parts to make the Falcon Heavy?

dsenechal
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posted 03-20-2018 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was also pondering making a Falcon Heavy out of this. Looks like all a person would really need is buy two more Falcon 9 models, cut off the upper sections and make a couple of nose cones. That's over-simplifying, but I think it is very do-able.

Also seems like a nice opportunity for some of our very talented 3D designers.

moonguyron
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posted 03-25-2018 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonguyron   Click Here to Email moonguyron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody know who is doing this model?

Last I knew, through an agreement with SpaceX, Nick Proach was the only one licensed to build models of SpaceX hardware. Am I wrong?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-25-2018 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nick Proach remains the only third-party licensed model maker. This desktop model was made for SpaceX and is only available from them.

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 06-24-2018 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have any idea where I might purchase stickers/decals to convert my SpaceX F9 model's blank fairing into to one for the X-37B OTV-5 mission? Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-19-2019 10:51 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 NASA Glenn:
...or some conversion parts to make the Falcon Heavy?
SpaceX has now released a Falcon Heavy version of the model for $205:
FH Display Model + Stand. Includes both Dragon 2 spacecraft and payload Fairing (Interchangable).

garyd2831
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posted 04-20-2019 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have one and it cool as heck!!! Only issue is they didn't increase the magnet strength so its easy to knock the model off the stand. Otherwise awesome!!!

Philip
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posted 04-28-2019 03:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice models indeed!

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