FANTASY SCALE - (Buck Rogers) Starfighter Gallery

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  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1

    adrian

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    First there was the Centuri Buck Rogers Starfighter. Estes took over some of Centuri's models, including the Starfighter, but they presumably didn't get the Buck Rogers licence because they redecorated it overall black, gave it pseudo USAF stealth markings (and a black parachute), and renamed it the Blackhawk. I didn't know any of this history when I got my Blackhawk, but I thought it looked similar to the Buck Rogers fighter. Since I did not want stealth, I painted mine in an off-white scheme more like the Buck Rogers version in the hope that it would be found again. The stickers included markings round the nose tubes similar to the vents on the Buck Rogers fighter, but since they were supposed to go on a black model, they were printed in white and would not have shown up well on my off-white model, so I painted a black ring round each nose tube. The Blackhawk wasn't black any more, so I've simply called mine the Hawk. The non-stealth colour scheme and parachute appear to have worked as I still have the Hawk.

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    Just to clarify, yours is the Estes kit?
     
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    Yes, the Blackhawk. ;)
     
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    Welcome to the FANTASY SCALE (Buck Rogers) Starfighter Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the (Buck Rogers) Starfighter and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Centuri: Earth Forces Starfighter: #5335



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!

    See Also the Estes Blackhawk (#2053)

     
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    Centuri Earth Forces Starfighter (#5335) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Centuri Engineering

    MODEL NAME: Earth Forces Starfighter Also known as: Buck Rogers Starfighter, Starfighter

    NUMBER: #5335

    Introduced: 1979
    Final Year: 1981
    Designer:

    Type: Exotic
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length:
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    Mfg. Description: Now a flying rocket powered model of Buck Roger's 25th Century interceptor. Details galore with authentic insignia and markings make it a super display model. Launches vertically to [remainder of text illegible] (Centuri 1979 Catalog)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 1979 Cataog


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    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads

    TRF Applicable Threads

    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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