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Moebius Models
« on: September 26, 2012, 05:35:20 AM »
While most of their product line is beyond my scope of interest this latest release from Moebius Models did get my attention. 


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A 1/72nd scale model of the USS Skipjack (SSN-585) class nuclear powered attack submarine (kit number 1400).

The kit is now available for consumption from Squadron: 1:72 Moebius Models USS Skipjack - MW01400

As a 1/72nd scale kit this model is large enough for building as a remote radio control model or in Brian (da Basher)'s case one very large airship :)


Wikipedia - USS Skipjack (SSN-585)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2012, 05:38:30 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 09:16:42 AM »
Thatz right Jeff.
Going with Brian's school of upsidedown subs.
Looks good as blimp for that 1/72 diorama I dream of building some day or year.

Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 10:15:13 AM »
As a 1/72nd scale kit this model is large enough for building as a remote radio control model or in Brian (da Basher)'s case one very large airship :)

The first thing I thought of when I saw this model was an airship. I blame Brian for that!  :P

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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 10:19:20 AM »
Ditto!   Brian, you have a lot to answer for! C:-)
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 11:53:53 PM »
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 02:19:27 AM »
Drool

Concur! I'll be saving up for one of these!

Thanks for the tip, Mr Fontaine!

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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 04:43:46 AM »
Cheapest price found so far for this kit is at StarShip Modeler - Moebius  1/72 USS Skipjack (MOE-1400) - two kits available - 20121003

The kit is also available at a reduced from the suggested retail price at the following on-line sales concessions:

Sprue Brothers - Moebius USS Skipjack (MOB01400)

Mega Hobby - Moebius USS Skipjack (MOB01400)
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 12:16:58 PM »
The Skipjack would look good as a blimp as it has a distinct teardrop shape.

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 10:42:19 AM »
1/72 version of the Interstellar Ranger SSO Survey Craft

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 04:54:34 AM »
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2015, 06:57:08 AM »
Nicely detailed 1/32 Fantastic Voyage Proteus coming:








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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2015, 08:42:35 AM »
Nice. But I didn't see Cora Peterson in her wet suit.  8)
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2015, 09:00:39 AM »
That's an entirely different model...but just for you:

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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2015, 09:04:28 AM »
I'm thinking that with the addition of a couple of engine nacelles, the Proteus could become a snazzy little Star Trek run about...
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2015, 09:16:09 AM »
There is a 1/8 scale model from Monsters In Motion:

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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2017, 02:25:02 AM »
1/144 XD1 Discovery on its way:


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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2017, 04:30:13 PM »
to paraphrase Holy Grail
I already got one...


This is the rather spectactular Stargazer Models 1/144 resin kit.. no doubt the Moebius may be more cost effective.
Either way it is an impressive ship

so while I have the brag book open, this is some extra work I put in to light up the pod bay and a pod


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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2017, 08:07:49 PM »
WOW!!! Nice build!!  I read up on some of the reviews and I am curious as to what you used to build the internal spine for the spine?

Did you also build the 1/144 Aries 1-B and Orion Spaceplane?
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2017, 02:16:50 AM »
I am tempted to do this alternate version:




The leftover parts would also find definite uses.
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2017, 11:45:09 AM »
WOW!!! Nice build!!  I read up on some of the reviews and I am curious as to what you used to build the internal spine for the spine?

Did you also build the 1/144 Aries 1-B and Orion Spaceplane?

To sort of hijack this whats new thread a bit, I used brass tube for the spine, but the model on the "stand" is supported at the Crew module and the propulsion unit,  so really there is no real engineering genius.

As to the last bit.. yes and yes.. both fantastic, but Stargazer himself is a good friend of mine and I did get both kits at a "mates rates" price, however the research that has gone into each and the quality of the kits is excellent. I will post up some pix of my 2001 stuff each in the appropriate forum

And I do like the alternative option GTX posted as well

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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2018, 03:26:20 AM »
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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2018, 08:10:40 AM »
Would cooling fins work in outer space?

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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 08:56:22 AM »
Would cooling fins work in outer space?
Well, as large radiators they would.  Look at the thermal control system radiators on the ISS (I'm intimately familiar with the external thermal control systems on it).

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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2018, 08:11:00 AM »
1/144 2001 A Space Odyssey -Space Clipper Orion Ship Model Kit.
Says it is a new tool.





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Re: Moebius Models
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2018, 09:23:18 AM »
Interesting to build as 1/72

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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2018, 12:42:35 PM »
So very tempted to build on air-launched first stage as described in Clarke's novel.  Base the first stage on some of the British hypersonic research aircraft proposals.