[NetEpic ML] Re: Capital Imperialis variant model

From: Dan Lobb <danlobb_at_...>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 14:51:18 -0600

I will purchase a few more of these in case anyone is interested after
Christmas. I will try to get a picture in the vault so you can see what it
looks like. I plan to shoot one with a land raider next to it for size
comparison. I don't have a Cap. Imerpialis to photo with it. Sorry about
that, but hey, that is why I was looking for a substitute model!

Davide Bernasconi, I have the two you asked for, send me an email with
mailing instructions etc... You may want to wait 'til after you see the
picture before deciding. I like them, but you may not.


At 08:45 PM 12/21/1999 , you wrote:
>The Capital Imperialis Mobile Fortress went out of production at the
>beginning of this decade, so I have kept my eye out for toys that could be
>substituted. I think I have found a reasonable approximation. I stumbled
>across the LOST IN SPACE "Chariot" put out by the Johnny Lightning Die-cast
>car group of Playing Mantis, Inc. The blister pack is item #433-00, the
>telephone # is (US) 1-800-MANTIS-8, and there is a website;
>I purchased mine in a retail chain called BIG LOTS, which sells overstocked
>items. This could mean the item is discontinued, but I am not sure. The
>vehicle has a 1998 date on it so there may be some floating around in
>stores if it is OOP. I know there are about a dozen of these at the store I
>purchased mine. The price was $1.49 each. I could gather up some of these
>if anyone wanted them.
>The vehicle has a clear plastic cabin seated on a tracked chassis. There
>are four wheels on the undercarriage, but they can be removed. There is a
>screw holding the chassis to the cabin which allows access to the axles of
>the wheels. The model has some communications dishes on top in the front
>and back, and a small dome just fore of the center. A vindicator cannon
>plate could fit on the sloped windshield giving a semblance of the behemoth
>gun carried by the Cap. Imp. I am not sure what to use for the side mounted
>Heavy bolter turrets yet. With some paint to cover the transparent cabin, I
>think this will make a fine variant model.
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Received on Thu Dec 23 1999 - 20:51:18 UTC

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