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Help to ID a model kit from the 70s
Posted by egadgetguy on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:03 AM

Sorry for cross posting, but I can't remember if the model in question was a fighter or a ufo. it's been almost 40 years... 

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 h

ad 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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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:25 AM

I think it is the AMT UFO kit.Also available in all glow in the dark plastic.

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:45 AM

It's called the Ragnorok.   I actually have one in a box.

John

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:56 PM

Following John's tip, I found it at Scalemates.  It was from Aurora:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1034251-aurora-251-orbital-interceptor

Is that the one you meant, Ken?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:05 PM

philo426

I think it is the AMT UFO kit.Also available in all glow in the dark plastic.

 

That's a reissue of the Leif Eriksen kit.

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Posted by egadgetguy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:58 AM

Sorry,

It's not! the LE or UFO. Falconmod and the Baron (also Phil_H) actually got it right...

The reissue of

Lief Ericosn was Interplanitary UFO

Thanks for your attention to this. It IS a reissue, but of 

Impetus Nuclear Airliner

And here is the picture of the Ragnorak Orbital Interceptor..Aurora kit 251

And... My model...

My mystery model

 

Thanks for helping me ID this everyone... 

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Posted by egadgetguy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:33 AM

falconmod

It's called the Ragnorok.   I actually have one in a box.

John

 

I would be willing to entertain taking that off your hands for the right price. Angel

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Posted by egadgetguy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:04 AM

BTW. I think this model was based on the X3...

Douglas X-3

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