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Is the Revell Spaceship Two the same aircraft?

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  • From: Fort Knox
Is the Revell Spaceship Two the same aircraft?
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:12 AM

as the one Richard Branson flew into space recently?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-04842-spaceshiptwo-and-white-knight-two--139801

I picked one up from the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby years ago for $7.50. The "regular" price was $27.99, but no one buys a kit there unless it's 40% off.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:03 AM

Hi;

   I am NOT sure But I believe it is. The whole ship is different!

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:12 PM

I think you can use the kit for Spaceship Two.  The markings are probably different though, so as they say, check references.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 16, 2021 2:37 AM

The one in the kit is the VSS Enterprise. This is the one that crashed in 2014 killing one of the crew. The curret one is the VSS Unity. It seems to have a different colour scheme on the vertical surface as well as a different serial and the name.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, July 16, 2021 2:41 AM

Thanks, yeah I knew one of the ships itself crashed after launch. Glad it worked for them.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, July 16, 2021 7:36 AM

I was looking at the kit yesterday at the hobby shop. I think to make Spaceship 2 into Spaceship 3 would just be a matter of paint.

Spaceship 2:

Spaceship 3:

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 16, 2021 8:51 PM

...so who will be crazy enough to do the Stratolaunch?

Stratolaunch | Scaled Composites

That is one improbable looking behemoth of an airplane!

Nope, nope, nope, not gonna do it.  Pinkie promise.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, July 17, 2021 5:32 AM

It will be interesting to see what the service life ends up being for a composite aircraft flying at altitudes where UV exposure is going to be much greater.  Composites don't usually react well to prolonged UV exposure.

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:42 AM

Real G

...so who will be crazy enough to do the Stratolaunch?

Stratolaunch | Scaled Composites

That is one improbable looking behemoth of an airplane!

Nope, nope, nope, not gonna do it.  Pinkie promise.

 

I fully intend to do th whole kit and display it with the two hooked together. A big Rutan fan.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:16 PM

rocketman2000
Real G

...so who will be crazy enough to do the Stratolaunch?

Stratolaunch | Scaled Composites

That is one improbable looking behemoth of an airplane!

Nope, nope, nope, not gonna do it.  Pinkie promise.

I fully intend to do th whole kit and display it with the two hooked together. A big Rutan fan.

Good grief, the wingspan would work out to 32" at 1/144 scale!  I would like a Proteus in 1/72 myself.  I had started a Boomerang, but my lack of skills foiled me.  Maybe that will be another resurrected build in the future.

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