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Offline Freightdog862

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Freightdog 1/144 Spacecruiser
« on: July 17, 2015, 06:30:26 am »
Last week I attended Smallspace 4 at Hanslope village, taking along just my what-if items as there was some cross over. Especially commissioned for the show I also had this 1/144 complete resin what-if kit of the DARPA Space Cruiser. This was a proposed deniable weapon developed from the 1970s Early Spring project. Designed to be carried inside the Space Shuttle bay (up to three at a time), this small manned craft would inspect and destroy Soviet spy or weapon satellites that posed a threat to the USA. The kit is very small, measuring less than 6cm, consisting of just five parts. Suggested paint finish is overall black with a gold canopy, no decals (its deniable, so don't put stars and bars on it!). I have a small quantity left, these are on the website now.




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Re: Freightdog 1/144 Spacecruiser
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2015, 11:23:19 am »
I saw the "built up" example at small space. Its tiny! but it has plenty of detail on it.
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Re: Freightdog 1/144 Spacecruiser
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 02:27:19 pm »
Good article on the Space Cruiser here: http://www.up-ship.com/apr/extras/scruiser1.htm
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Re: Freightdog 1/144 Spacecruiser
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 04:17:54 am »
Sounds like basis of a Tom Clancy novel.  ;D
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Re: Freightdog 1/144 Spacecruiser
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 02:11:18 pm »
Sounds like basis of a Tom Clancy novel.  ;D
Or a sequel to Larry Bond's Lash-Up.  BTW, I can recommend it as a good read, he's done his homework and it rings true.
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Re: Freightdog 1/144 Spacecruiser
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 04:20:22 pm »
Interesting stuff and thanks for the link Weaver !

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