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Author Topic: Dragonfly from Jonny Quest Cartoon**Pic Heavy  (Read 618 times)

Offline trekriffic

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Dragonfly from Jonny Quest Cartoon**Pic Heavy
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:25:11 am »
Finished this build a few weeks ago, the Dragonfly supersonic suborbital aircraft by Moebius Models as seen in the 1964 animated cartoon, Jonny Quest.

Box cover art:

Dragonfly Box Art by trekriffic, on Flickr

You can see it near the end of the Youtube video below. Note that this is a fan created stop-motion video which nicely recreates the original animated introduction:


What a great homage to one of my favorite TV shows growing up!

I loved watching Jonny Quest on my parent's big 19" Zenith console TV as a 7 year old. 
It was more of an adult action adventure than I was used to at the time with  lots of neat gadgets and great characters.  Throw in some pterodactyls and dragons and what more could a kid of the 60's wish for?

Anyway, here are pics of the finished model after it's final clear coats of transparent pearl, semi-gloss clear lacquer, and a good rub down with Novus # 1 polishing wax for a satiny smooth finish:

IMG_3055 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3057 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3053 by trekriffic, on Flickr


IMG_3101 by trekriffic, on Flickr


IMG_3102 by trekriffic, on Flickr

Stand Decal:

IMG_3068 by trekriffic, on Flickr

Other angles:

IMG_3056 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3058 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3071 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3072 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3095 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3120 by trekriffic, on Flickr

IMG_3123 by trekriffic, on Flickr

Engine Nozzle:

IMG_3105 by trekriffic, on Flickr

You can sorta see Race and Doctor Quest in the pilot seats:

IMG_3078 by trekriffic, on Flickr

You can sorta see Race, Hadji, and Bandit:

IMG_3079 by trekriffic, on Flickr

And Doctor Quest and Jonny:

IMG_3080 by trekriffic, on Flickr
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 10:44:33 am by trekriffic »

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Offline jmilesmusicman

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Re: Dragonfly from Jonny Quest Cartoon**Pic Heavy
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 10:51:50 am »
LOL! Loved the little kid whose imagination jumped out in the "You can almost see..." comments above. Love it!

This was also one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid. Your build of it brings back great memories. Thanks for posting and taking me back to the memories of those great, care-free days!
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Re: Dragonfly from Jonny Quest Cartoon**Pic Heavy
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 04:48:12 am »
A pretty model i want


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