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Skyhook has the Planet Express available again. Pretty sweet kit, it's very nicely cast with a cool planet base.

Two minor quibbles, the ship looks a little too skinny to me, and the box suggested colors don't look quite right either. Still, it's a must have for Futurama fans!
 

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If you check the show, the "real" Planet Express is wider at the front and tapers toward the rear. The lil' Planet Express from Moore Collectables is closer imho.



But the Skyhook is still a nice kit. Love the paint job on yours!(as usual).
 

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That's the paint job where I discovered if you use liquid latex masker over acrylic craft paint on resin, it rips aaaaallll the paint right off. :eek:
 

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Yeah, it has more of a Thunderbird 2 shape.
That moon-base seems familiar. It was part of a model kit years ago.
 

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Yeah, I always got the impression that the nose was rounder and wider and the body tapered towards the back.

José
 

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PhilipMarlowe said:
If you check the show, the "real" Planet Express is wider at the front and tapers toward the rear. The lil' Planet Express from Moore Collectables is closer imho.

Wow, I never realized how different the shapes are. How much was the Moore kit?
 

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Prince of Styrene II said:
Wow, I never realized how different the shapes are. How much was the Moore kit?
It's a toy, but it's less than ten bucks.
 

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Here's mine so far with the parts fitted together, I'm pretty happy with the basecoat, I brightened Apple Barrel Acrylics "Spring Green" with some "Titanium White" and shot it thru the airbrush. The darker green is some Testor's "Beret Green" darkened with a smidge of black. I think it looks pretty close to the ship's color on my TV. The red stripe is MM's "Guard Red" and the grey is Rustoleum "Light Grey Primer" brightened with a little white.

 

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I was distracted for awhile by my Silent Running drone, I had to drag this back out and finished it this weekend.

I'm pretty happy with the paint job, I think mine's a lot more accurate than the build-up on the box, which looks too bluish to me.



 
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