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General Category => Market Place => New Model Kit News/Reviews => : GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 05:58:27 AM

: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 05:58:27 AM
Coming soon from (click on the image to go to the website):

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/FantasticPlastic%20Logo.jpg) (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/)

"Captain America: The First Avenger" Hydra Parasite...in 1/48!  Woohoo!!!

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/HydraParasitModel.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/HydraParasit-3-DView.jpg)

Will definitely be getting one of these!  I am tempted to do it as a civilian aircraft though.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin April 14, 2012, 06:02:16 AM
Also coming in 2013:

Soviet LK Moon Lander (1969)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/Concept_01.jpg)
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: raafif April 14, 2012, 11:31:25 AM
I expect that the Hydra is mastered by the gent on the Ma.K site who has already scratch-built a few similar craft.  His work is top notch if quite expensive.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper July 16, 2012, 02:52:34 AM
Many new kits added to the FP future release calender here (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/gift_shop.htm). I want the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in both 1/72 for me and 1/48 for Greg.
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: upnorth July 16, 2012, 03:33:00 AM
Many new kits added to the FP future release calender here ([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/gift_shop.htm[/url]). I want the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in both 1/72 for me and 1/48 for Greg.


I might have to break down and cough up whatever they might want for the 1/144 Gunstar kit.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper July 16, 2012, 03:59:14 AM
Many new kits added to the FP future release calender here ([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/gift_shop.htm[/url]). I want the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in both 1/72 for me and 1/48 for Greg.


I might have to break down and cough up whatever they might want for the 1/144 Gunstar kit.


I'd love to own their X-15D ($75) (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/X-15DCatalogPage.htm) and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/AvengersQuinjetCatalogPage.htm).
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: raafif July 16, 2012, 08:32:46 AM
I may have to get the Gunstar -- with a choice of 72nd, 100th & 144th kits at the same price, I'll have to study the contents & availability options.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/hobgrot/gis1-1.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Alvis 3.1 July 16, 2012, 11:57:06 AM
My VISA card loves that site. My bank account hates it!

Alvis 3.1
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2012, 02:56:58 AM
Hydra Parasite is available...just ordered mine. :D
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2012, 02:58:04 AM
Also see a 1/200 kit of the Messiah from "Deep Impact" is coming next year:

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/Messiah7.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin October 06, 2013, 08:32:11 AM
Now available:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/image_zps959c204f.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper October 06, 2013, 08:36:34 AM
Now available:

Cool. Now I can do an Apollo 18 Diorama. NOT!!!
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: ChernayaAkula October 06, 2013, 09:48:18 AM
Nah, try this one:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llp44eOVKM1qbc3edo1_500.jpg)

 ;D
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: The Big Gimper October 06, 2013, 10:02:17 AM
Nah, try this one:

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llp44eOVKM1qbc3edo1_500.jpg[/url])

 ;D


Okay. So that is where they went after they left L'Anse aux Meadows (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows/index.aspx)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: kerick October 06, 2013, 10:36:50 AM
I still say the Soviet Moon lander looks a lot like something from MaK/SF3D.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Weaver October 06, 2013, 06:27:32 PM
And they've also got this marvelous thing out now:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SPECTRERocketBoxArt-500.jpg)

Here : http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SPECTREROCKETCatalogPage.htm (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SPECTREROCKETCatalogPage.htm)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin December 15, 2013, 04:38:27 AM
Couple of future releases I am looking forward to:

BUBBLE SHIP from "OBLIVION" (2013) 1:48
MANNED ORBITAL LABORATORY (MOL) (1969) 1:48
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 10, 2014, 04:45:10 AM
Now available:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/RotonBoxArt-400.jpg) (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/RotaryRocketRotonCatalog.htm)

More details available by clicking on the image above.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 06, 2014, 03:58:41 AM
Not long now:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BubbleShipBoxArt-500.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BubbleShip-WhatYouGet.jpg)

More details here (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/OblivionBubbleShipCatalog.htm).
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 06, 2014, 04:03:13 AM
These also coming:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SHIELDHelicarrierBoxArt-500.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SHIELDHelicarrier-WhatYouGe.jpg)

More details (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SHIELDHelicarrierCatalogPage.htm)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/THEThingSaucerBoxArt-500.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/SaucerWhatYouGet.jpg)

More details (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/THE_THING_SAUCER_Catalog.htm)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/MaroonedXRVBotArt.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/XRV-Parts.jpg)

More details (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/MaroonedXRVCatalogPage.htm)

The saucer might make an interesting diorama if loaded onto an aircraft carrier of the same scale...
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: elmayerle June 06, 2014, 09:06:39 AM
The XRV would look good atop a Titan III, either single-stack or triple-stack with solid-rocket boosters.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Rickshaw June 06, 2014, 10:23:46 AM
Which version of "The Thing" is the saucer from?

I like the look of the XRV. 
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: elmayerle June 06, 2014, 10:27:59 AM
Which version of "The Thing" is the saucer from?
That's a good question, the "original" with James Arness as the alien "monster" or the remake by John Carpenter that was far closer to the original source material, John W. Campbell's classic "Who Goes There?" (there's some interesting personal history in the inspiration for Campbell's story).
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Old Wombat June 06, 2014, 10:59:44 AM
This ...
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BubbleShipBoxArt-500.jpg)

... & this ...
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BubbleFighterBoxArt-400.jpg)

... would make an awesome pairing in the display cabinet! 8)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: jcf June 06, 2014, 10:59:50 AM
Carpenter

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/THE_THING_SAUCER_Catalog.htm (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/THE_THING_SAUCER_Catalog.htm)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 07, 2014, 02:47:01 AM
This ...
([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BubbleShipBoxArt-500.jpg[/url])

... & this ...
([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BubbleFighterBoxArt-400.jpg[/url])

... would make an awesome pairing in the display cabinet! 8)


Well, I have the Bubbleship on order and I already have the original Scale Model Technologies (SMT) version of the Bubblefighter….so maybe...
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin August 09, 2014, 05:01:27 AM
1/200 Messiah from "Deep Impact" available for pre-order:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/MessiahCAD1.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Weaver August 09, 2014, 05:38:25 AM
Man that's ugly! I mean it's credible (ish) but jeez..........
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin August 09, 2014, 05:47:30 AM
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.  I actually liked the design, but then again, I liked the look of the BV-141... ::)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Alvis 3.1 August 09, 2014, 12:11:31 PM
Oh lordy, no no no! I cannot possibly afford all the goodies they have to begin with, and now the Messiah?


:(

Alvis 3.1
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Jeffry Fontaine August 09, 2014, 12:25:14 PM
Oh lordy, no no no! I cannot possibly afford all the goodies they have to begin with, and now the Messiah?


:(

Alvis 3.1
And now it is far too late to "sell off the children for scientific experiments".  Check your PM in-box for the video link to that reference :)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Old Wombat August 09, 2014, 01:29:03 PM
Monty Python's "Meaning of Life" & that scene led into the musical scene "Every Sperm is Sacred". ;D
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Alvis 3.1 August 10, 2014, 11:48:30 AM
Yes, as a matter of fact, a few days ago I became "teenager-less" when my daughter turned 20. The last day of her being 19 was celebrated by mutual yelling of "You don't understand me" and "Go to your room!". It was our last time to have a father-teenager event, we laughed for a good five minutes afterward!
:)

Alvis 3.1
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Chris August 10, 2014, 08:26:12 PM
Lovely story Alvis  :)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Rickshaw August 10, 2014, 09:29:52 PM
Monty Python's "Meaning of Life" & that scene led into the musical scene "Every Sperm is Sacred". ;D

Just got back from seeing "Monty Python Live (Mostly)".  A sort-of-live/delayed simulcast from London of the new Monty Python stage show.   That was one of the songs in the show and it's still damned good, even today.    It was fun to see all the old sketches redone, live and despite the occasional fumble such as Eric Idle's moustache coming off in the Nudge, nudgle, wink, wink, sketch (which he handled very well, by simply pausing and fully removing it before continuing).  However what struck was how much they have all aged and in some ways how sad it was that they were still doing the same stuff they'd been doing 25+ years ago.   If you're a fan, its worth seeing, if nothing more for the ad libs.   8)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin January 23, 2016, 03:31:03 AM
Now available:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/5743717_orig.jpg)

Due out later this month (1/48 MOL):

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/7011058_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin January 26, 2016, 04:18:24 AM
Now available:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/8004578_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Alvis 3.1 January 26, 2016, 04:54:55 AM
WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: KiwiZac January 28, 2016, 03:12:40 AM
Yeah, I've been wanting a 1/48 MOL for a while now and this looks damned good.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 08, 2016, 05:47:48 AM
Now available for you 1/72 weirdos...

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/1119926_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/3253653_orig.jpg)

: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper May 08, 2016, 05:53:09 AM
Now available for you 1/72 weirdos...

([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/1119926_orig.jpg[/url])
([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/3253653_orig.jpg[/url])


Who you calling a werido?
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 08, 2016, 06:06:13 AM
Who you calling a werido?

If the label matches... ;)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 12, 2016, 04:49:50 AM
New release:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/6252807_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/4472730_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/9991096_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper September 03, 2016, 05:55:00 AM
Coming soon in 1/48: Northrop HL-10 (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/northrop-hl-10---catalog.html) (1966)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/1429972_orig.jpg)

Steve Austin is not included.




: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper September 03, 2016, 05:56:48 AM
Coming soon for the 1/144 folks: Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) from "The Martian" (2015) (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/mars-ascent-vehicle-mav-from-the-martian---catalog.html)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/4863735_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper September 03, 2016, 05:58:23 AM
Coming soon in 1/144: Bartini A-57 Bomber (1957) Soviet Seaplane Bomber Concept (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/bartini-a-57-bomber---catalog.html)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/5081740_orig.jpg)

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/4836910_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper September 14, 2016, 12:40:47 AM
1/144 German Luft '46 "Project Amerika" International Bomber Concept. Price: $80.00
STATUS: COMING SOON!

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/2780650_orig.jpg)
(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/7799575_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: kerick September 14, 2016, 12:48:20 AM
Wow, cool stuff! Where's my check book?
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: finsrin September 14, 2016, 02:08:49 AM
Is near 72ft wing span as 1/72.
Can work with that.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper September 14, 2016, 08:46:55 AM
I missed this one.

Northrop N-63 (1950) VTOL Convoy Fighter Concept
Price: $75.00
STATUS: In Stock

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/2547062_orig.jpg)
(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/4662082_orig.jpg)
(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/6648417_orig.jpg)
(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/7630272_orig.jpg)

Note: Fantastic Plastic and Anigrand Craftswork are working jointly to produce all three rejected Convoy Fighter competition entrants.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: finsrin September 14, 2016, 09:27:14 AM
A-57  >>  Reference material says 260ft long.
130ft as 1/72 would still be a big jet flying boat.
Looks to need a calm sea state.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: ericr September 14, 2016, 11:07:48 AM
Coming soon in 1/144: Bartini A-57 Bomber (1957) Soviet Seaplane Bomber Concept ([url]http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/bartini-a-57-bomber---catalog.html[/url])


astonishing
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: KiwiZac September 15, 2016, 04:11:59 AM
Agreed. I love it but can't explain why.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin September 15, 2016, 05:48:46 AM
Tempted to do the A-57 as a high speed, civilian luxury flying boat airliner.  Maybe in Aeroflot scheme dropping bigwigs to Cuba...
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin April 21, 2017, 01:58:01 AM
Now available:

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/_8564005_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/_9456100_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/_5962033_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/_8403470_orig.jpg)
(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/9/4/3594060/_7884018_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: jcf April 21, 2017, 05:43:38 AM
At an eye-watering $275.00.  :o :-\
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: finsrin April 21, 2017, 06:12:11 AM
Northrop N-63  --  Neato !
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: finsrin April 21, 2017, 08:32:00 AM
At an eye-watering $275.00.  :o :-\
Right,,, nice though not that nice.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: KiwiZac April 24, 2017, 07:34:27 AM
Please forgive my ignorance: what's the Messiah from? The font is the same as Transformers but it's not from any of the movies.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin April 24, 2017, 07:38:45 AM
Please forgive my ignorance: what's the Messiah from? The font is the same as Transformers but it's not from any of the movies.

The movie Deep Impact (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Impact_(film))

(https://theiapolis.com/d4/hL3/i1YDK/k4/l1YZL/w12U/deep-impact.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: KiwiZac April 26, 2017, 05:49:28 AM
Ah, thanks Greg. One I've not seen since it was first on TV.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: kitnut617 May 26, 2017, 12:47:30 AM
It looks like this is a lot closer to production according to the News Letter I got a yesterday

http://fantastic-plastic.com/vickers-type-c-giant-bomber-project---catalog.html (http://fantastic-plastic.com/vickers-type-c-giant-bomber-project---catalog.html)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 26, 2017, 02:02:28 AM
Yeah.  Pity about the scale though.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: kitnut617 May 26, 2017, 09:21:41 AM
I might get one so I can build my 1/72 model. Got most of the parts for it already.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Alvis 3.1 June 04, 2017, 09:35:57 AM
Between Fantastic Plastic, Anigrad and Real Space, I've spent likely 5  years of discretionary funds on resin in the last month.


I'm sure it was all a good idea.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 07, 2017, 02:24:44 AM
Message from Allen:

Fantastic Plastic Models Re-Release Survey 2017

Over the past few years, we have received dozens of requests (and orders) for many of our "retired" kits. With the exception of our "Star Wars"-related products -- which we can no longer sell due to that pesky 2009 C&D from LucasFilm -- we are happy to bring these classic kits out of retirement...if demand is sufficient to justify the costs of a new production run.

Which retired kits would you like to see back in the Virtual Museum Store? Here's your chance to tell us.

The linked survey below -- which appears on our website -- lists the retired kits we regularly get requests for. Look over the list and vote for your favorite(s). Yes, you can vote for more than one.

[url]http://fantastic-plastic.com/re-release-survey.html[/url] ([url]http://fantastic-plastic.com/re-release-survey.html[/url])

A kit needs at least 50 votes to be considered viable for resurrection. Please, only cast a vote if you are serious about buying the kit within the next 12 months. This is the only way we can make an economically sound decision.

Please submit your choice(s) before June 15, 2017.

Until then...
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin July 21, 2017, 04:45:34 AM
(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/5/3/35539432/vickers-typecbomberboxart-600_2.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper May 03, 2018, 07:19:05 PM
Coming soon in 1/72: Vickers-Armstrong 559 (1955) (http://fantastic-plastic.com/vickers_armstrong_559.html)

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/5/3/35539432/vickers559-7_1_orig.jpg)

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/5/3/35539432/vickers559-2_1_orig.jpg)

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/5/3/35539432/vickers559-4_1_orig.jpg)

Kit will be made by Anigrand.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 04, 2018, 01:55:49 AM
Test shots of this wrongly scaled model kit:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30127073_10155416944700936_3195730645512783328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a11bcf0fbc7a49e19f83de4e3d3da73c&oe=5B9AC017)
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29792342_10155416946995936_7790860398873069620_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=5616dc4878bab38eee03921be620d668&oe=5B55613D)
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29683137_10155416944775936_3751257316367333144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ebf69cd676e5c941537f95726a3326d2&oe=5B5B8C24)
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29695119_10155416944890936_6440564484666559588_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=9b64f3bc7b414e11cde18ba50bcf003a&oe=5B4EBCA8)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: The Big Gimper May 04, 2018, 05:02:52 AM
Who made this Greg?
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 05, 2018, 01:48:20 AM
Not sure who assembled it.  It is shows test shots of the kit though.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: elmayerle May 05, 2018, 02:22:50 AM
For those with deep pockets, you can always use this as the start of a Stratos 4 "MS" version that's air-launched from under the wing of a B-60.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Chris May 05, 2018, 04:56:37 PM
I know someone who has 3 of these on order, and no, it's not me
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Volkodav May 05, 2018, 10:20:04 PM
I know someone who has 3 of these on order, and no, it's not me

It would be Greg, taking another one for the team and pathing the way for a near future arrival of an affordable injection moulded kit.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin May 06, 2018, 02:20:18 AM
Wrong scale...sorry!
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 01, 2018, 03:28:03 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33619113_10155530077340936_7339734307226779648_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6b0605e649d0af08e963e61f0a70db1c&oe=5BC5076A)
(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/5/3/35539432/rocinante-whatyouget_1_orig.jpg)
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: tankmodeler June 01, 2018, 11:16:50 PM
Rosi!

Sweet!
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Gingie June 04, 2018, 10:08:08 AM
Cool! I'm about halfway through season 2...took me a long while to get into this series.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin June 05, 2018, 01:22:25 AM
Cool! I'm about halfway through season 2...took me a long while to get into this series.

Really?  I binge watched Seasons 1 & 2 and loved it.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: Gingie June 06, 2018, 09:22:53 AM
Yeah, I gave up on it a few times in season 1. Probably was not until ep 7 that I could say I was "into it". Looking forward to the rest of S2 & S3. 
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin November 08, 2018, 02:02:28 AM
Have binge watched seasons 1 - 3. ;D
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin November 08, 2018, 02:09:25 AM
Bugger!!  This was available from Fantastic Plastic:

(http://fantastic-plastic.com/uploads/3/5/5/3/35539432/orville-box-art-600_orig.jpg)

Until they got hit with a Cease and Desist letter from 20th Century Fox ordering us to remove the 1:1400 Orville kit from the Fantastic Plastic Virtual Museum Store.
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: tankmodeler November 09, 2018, 12:15:23 AM
More than a bit of a bugger, however, it's always a risk when dealing with mass media subjects.

It would be nice, yet naïve of me, to hope that one day a media company would be willing to establish a flexible licensing scheme whereby truly penny-ante things like resin models, which will never have more than a few hundred (if very lucky) made for a dedicated fan base who generally proselytise the show like mad, can pay a truly nominal sum which satisfies the need to assert copyright, yet allow these small items to continue to be made for that fan base.

Certainly the existence of 1-200 resin models is not going to impact the potential market for, say, a styrene kit of the same subject, yet the licensing schemes treat them the same, thus shutting out the small guy on subject where no larger licensor may ever show up in that market.

I'd bet a bunch of money that Alan would have been very happy to pay a 1-5 buck fee on each model to use the design and we'd be happy to pay it to get a model of the "mid-level Exploratory Vessel". And, if an injection company were to put out a kit of said model, we'd all run out an buy at least one of those, too.

Such a pity. I understand why. Setting up a license agreement with a small guy, like Fantastic Plastic, wouldn't garner a net return to even cover the cost of the lawyer writing the letter, much less drafting a proper agreement, so it's far faaaaar easier and cheaper to simply shut the small guys down.

But the advertising benefits of the word of mouth for shows like this is never considered and given the ground swell social media exposure good builds get, it's not out of hand to wonder if they are not doing themselves an actual disservice by this approach.

Oh well, one can dream.

Paul
: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin January 05, 2019, 06:02:46 AM
Wrong scale!!

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: Re: Fantastic Plastic
: GTX_Admin March 24, 2019, 04:39:28 AM
1/48 Soviet LOK Moon Ship:

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