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Old 06-25-2021, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
I had this one built and painted, but changed direction and turned it into a Guild Heighliner from the Dune Starter Set.

Bill, the Dune Rocket is cool too. Do you have a picture of it?
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:30 AM
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I had it painted gloss black and had been planning to print off the hot pink scan onto self adhesive paper. Since the tube was already black, and silver applies best over gloss black, it was a simple transition. Before that it had sat in all black for about five years. I kinda think it was built with the remnants of a CATO'd Estes Skywriter and an orphaned cone, so cheap thrills.
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Bill Eichelberger
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Build floor: StickerShock Vader Max

In paint: Centuri Stellar Hercules, Estes Air Commander, Indicator, Long Tom, Luna Bug, Menace, Nike Apache, Ricochet, Solar Warrior FRW Kormoran AS.34, Maverick AGM-65B, Star Blazer XL Quest Intruder Red River Stratos, Semroc Cyber III, Excalibur, Firefly, S.P.E.V., Texas Firefly

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Old 06-26-2021, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Earl
Ditto! That looks pretty sharp! You are now ready for an attack on the Death Star! Wow, 44 years ago right now Star Wars was just starting to become really big movie news.

Who knew that all these years later the franchise would still be going?!


I think a big part of it's longevity was due to the rerelease of all the original movies and merchandising in the mid nineties. That introduced it to a new generation of fans. Now that Disney owns it they'll keep it going.
Without that well timed boost it may have just faded into the background.
I still remember seeing it for the first time on the big screen in '77.
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