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I need help identifying a model from photo
Posted by egadgetguy on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:37 PM

The year was 1978. I was in college and had been building many model kits. All the flight ones were hanging from my bedroom ceiling. I remember this one kit that was not from a real aircraft or TV/movie, but I seem to remember it has some UFO reference or something. It consisted of two air/space craft. The big one looks similar to the X3. but had a docking bay in the tail where the little (Scout?) ship could "attach" with only the nose inside the "mothership." It is long lost but I am rebuilding all those lost ships and this one is unknown and no google search or search of model history has turned up any clues. 

Before you say "Lief Erickson." NO! It's not. Please look at the photo where is shows part of the ship and tell me if you have any clue. Thanks.

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Mysteryships

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:46 PM

You may be thinking of the AMT Interplanetary UFO Mystery Ship.

http://round2corp.com/product/interplanetary-ufo-mystery-ship-2/

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Posted by egadgetguy on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:48 PM

A little more info on the first photo.

The phaser on the wall is made out of balsa and other materials. I made it from plans in "The Making ot Star Trek" The Poster upper right was promo art for the then thought to be second series which never happened. I added "firing lasers" Darth Vader's Tie Fighter - Basically two red diodes attached to a 555 oscillator circuit and 9V battery. with a switch that activated it. All designed and built by me to enhance the model. The only thing I have left from this room is a few of the blueprints [mounted along the wall] that weren't completely destroyed. What's not in this photo is the Mig and F4 dog fighting that I built and mounted. The F4 had fired Heat seakers at the migs. They were suspended on fish line [like all the other ships and planes] and I used cotton balls stretched along the line behind the missles to simulate exhaust plumes.

 

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Posted by egadgetguy on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:50 PM

ships

KnightTemplar5150

You may be thinking of the AMT Interplanetary UFO Mystery Ship.

http://round2corp.com/product/interplanetary-ufo-mystery-ship-2/

 

NOPE! That's the Lief Erickson. My ship was nothing like that, other than there was a big and a little ship.

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/14AxGoVOhi7Nm8oT2

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry I couldn't help. Try posting this in the sci fi section of the forum instead of here in the military aircraft section. Someone may be of more assistance there.

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Posted by egadgetguy on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:01 AM

KnightTemplar5150

Sorry I couldn't help. Try posting this in the sci fi section of the forum instead of here in the military aircraft section. Someone may be of more assistance there.

 

Thanks. I couldn't remember if it was supposed to be a fighter or a ufo. 39 years is a LONG time.

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:25 AM
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Posted by egadgetguy on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:50 AM

That's it!!!Balloons

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:47 AM

Oh wow, I wish they'd reissue that- very cool!!! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by egadgetguy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:04 AM

Me too. I saw one on ebay for $299.99.

NOPE!

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