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Glencoe Disney Mars Liner

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    May, 2006
Glencoe Disney Mars Liner
Posted by thunder1 on Saturday, October 23, 2010 7:50 PM

270projectmerlinflatbed086.jpg Spaceliner picture by ptjudy



I first built this kit when it was produced by Strombecker way back when. I purchased a Glencoe kit  but wanted to display it in a different  mode. I always thought the rocket would have looked better with wings/fins. So to give it a 1950's look I added wings from an F-15 and tail fins from the scrap box. I painted it with Tamiya's polished aluminum spray. Originally the landing legs folded into the body but it was too flimsy so they were glued in place. All in all it was a fun, easy build and a nice addition to my 1950's "what if"  space era collection. 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:24 PM

I like the new look. I might have to track down one of these and do it something like this but maybe with a different kind of wing and no national insignias.  Or at least no traditional national insignias.

  • Member since
    May, 2010
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Gunpla Master on Sunday, October 24, 2010 9:33 PM

Nice clean build, great mods that accent and not over do, well thought out, and the photography ain't too shabby ether.  Might try one myself, I love those 50's SF rockets and you captured it well. 

the Gunp Cool

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  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Ridott, Illinois
Posted by Banshee1000 on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:48 PM

Very nice build.  Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: Washington, DC
Posted by TomZ2 on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:41 PM

Extremely nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Member since
    May, 2006
Posted by thunder1 on Friday, October 29, 2010 2:24 PM

To all that took a moment to post comments, thanks for the kind words.  I usually hang out on the ship forum but I always have a soft spot for 1950's era (what if) spacecraft.


  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Louisville, KY.
Posted by Cosmic J on Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:51 PM

That's a nice build right there. The wings and tail parts really do improve its appearance, I think. Very cool. Yes


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