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Dan Dare 'Anastasia' model Options
roymattblack
#1 Posted : 19 July 2020 16:12:14

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I've been a Dan Dare fan for donkeys years and have the entire collection of Eagle comics. (As well as TV-21)
I also have the Dan Dare strips in the gigantic, superb Hawk hardback book collections.

I've been trying to get a good model of Anastasia - Dan's ship, for many years but for whatever reason, nobody makes one.

SOOO - The upshot is I'm going to make one myself.
I think that to do it any justice, the finished model will need to be around 18" (460mm) in length at least.
TBH, I'd prefer it at around 24"- 30" but my vac former can't make the parts large enough without resorting to loads of bits that need fixing together.
Even at 18" though, I'll be able to add interior detail through the 'greenhouse' windows.

I'm going to make it in clear plastic, vac formed, so I will be able to have all the windows just by careful masking before paint. That way, there will be no fiddly adding separate clear windows to the model.

As a vac form, I'll have to create the masters first but after that, I'll be able to make as many as I want if things go wrong.

Am I potty...
Are there no other people out there who have wanted a model of Anastasia?
WHY has nobody ever made such a kit???
Am I the only old twit who has wanted one?
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#2 Posted : 19 July 2020 16:55:06

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Hi Roy, BigGrin

As a Dan Dare fanatic you may already have one, but did you know that "Haynes Manuals" do a Dan Dare Pilot of the Future (Space fleet operations manual).

If not put this item number 362896601049 into an ebay search, it might just help if you don`t have one.


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#3 Posted : 19 July 2020 17:02:25

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Hello Derek.

Got that one long ago.
Many thanks though.BigGrin
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#4 Posted : 20 July 2020 11:48:15

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That's a brilliant idea Derek! And I'll be watching this one closely.Cool
There's one other 'vintage' craft I've always wanted to try and scratch build, probably using a 1/72 scale B29 Superfortress as the basis for the hull and that's the Imperial War Rocket Ajax from the Flash Gordon movie. I can hear it in my head right now - "SQUADRON FORE-TAYY - DEE-IVE!"
Ah, memories!

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#5 Posted : 20 July 2020 14:31:57

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GreatBigGrin looking forward to what you come up with Roy BigGrin


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#6 Posted : 21 October 2020 13:58:24

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Going to follow this one closely, I've always loved the ship and can't wait to see what you do with her.

Thank you for posting this thread.
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#7 Posted : 21 October 2020 17:29:34

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Sounds a really good project Roy.

Looking forward to seeing how you tackle something like this from scratch.

Good luck with it.

Tony
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