Ranger 3 Deep Space Probe

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by the mole, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    It looks great, man. RB is right, with the formers you've designed, the model will be very resistant. Way to go!
    Please, keep us posted.

  2. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Thunderchild, that looks amazing!
  3. wulf111

    wulf111 Member

    looking at your design so far TC this one is begging to be converted to full rocket status. looks like the formers would transfer great to lightply and then skin it with either heavy card and a layer of card laminated on thin ply.
  4. wulf111

    wulf111 Member

    drop in some engine tubes in key locations, main engines and booster pods. have it separate right behind the cabin for the chutes. i am thinking somewhere in the 90cm/3ft range for length. :twisted:
  5. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Thanks for the kind and encouraging words guys! :thumb:

    And because you're such a swell bunch, here's an update you'll really like... :mrgreen:

    "Faaactory Freeesh" sign1

    Attached Files:

  6. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Wasn't this same ship modified and used in Battlestar Galactica?
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is turning out to be an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WORK!!!
    I am GREATLY looking forward to this!!!

    I can not THANK YOU enough for taking on this project!!!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Actually, YES, this shuttle was modified and used in BSG. Not only that, but it was also modified again for the second season of BRTC25.

    This is the 'PUMPKIN SHUTTLE" that was used in BSG.

    This is the shuttle that was used in the second season of BRTC25.
  9. Amazing!

    How large will it be?
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Correct. There were four miniatures made:

    - Ranger 3 clean
    - Ranger 3 dirty
    - Pumpkin Shuttle (BSG)
    - Searcher Shuttle (season 2).

    This is why I'm chomping at this one so much; you can use the template to make four models! :twisted:

    They also re-used the life-size mock-up in both shows. Please note that only the Ranger 3 filming miniatures had a cockpit; the others had only blacked-out windows just like the first Revellogram Vipers.
  11. the mole

    the mole Member

    Any updates on the Ranger 3 project?
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You will have to contact Thunderchild to see where he is on this project. You can send him a PM.

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