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Rare One - Rutan's Pond Racer

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I wasn't planning on building this just yet (wnw kits are calling me!) but seeing the new GB, it's hard to resist. NKR's long OOP 1/32 resin kit of Burt Rutan's Pond Racer. This kit is extremely basic and quite rough with it's afir share of air bubbles and flash, so depending how much the kit cooperates, I may build this with the vac canopy painted black in place of scratchbuilding a cockpit. In the box, only an extremely basic control panel and (oversized?) seat are included.

 

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Always wanted to see one built! Will be following Mike....Harv

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Brilliant choice for sure. Will be following with great interest as I've admired and been a Burt Rutan fan for years. A while a go I was doing a bit of research on Burt and I discovered he worked for Jim Bede, another aeronautical maverick and genius.

Peter

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Ive OFTEN thought about a "what-if" Pond racer, in something other than white...............

 

Then I remember how really rare both kits are, and I go back to painting it as the 1:1 was.  :(

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Some of the RC and Gamer folks have done some what-if paint jobs if you google pond racer. This one's below is my favourite.

Looking over the kit more closely, I'm closing the build now, with so many other projects of interest right now, i don't think it's realistic that I'll ever finish this one.  Have offered to Hubert (MostlyRacers) and if he doesn't want it, i'll post it for sale on LSP

 

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Some of the RC and Gamer folks have done some what-if paint jobs if you google pond racer. This one's below is my favourite.

Looking over the kit more closely, I'm closing the build now, with so many other projects of interest right now, i don't think it's realistic that I'll ever finish this one.  Have offered to Hubert (MostlyRacers) and if he doesn't want it, i'll post it for sale on LSP

 

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Love it! 

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The only civil ones i have to do are a Wingnut Felixstowe as the Big Fish airliner and a Hobby Boss P-61 being converted into a fire bomber. The Widow is well over 25% built already and the Felixstowe won't be started for a while yet...

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