Jonny Quest: The Dragonfly

Published: January 4th, 2015     
Product Image
Box Art
Reviewed by: Greg Wise - IPMS# 44378
Scale: Undetermined
Company: Moebius Models
Price: $34.99
Product / Stock #: Moe 946
Product provided by: Moebius Models

History Brief

The Adventures of Jonny Quest was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for Screen Gems. An animated television series, it ran on ABC in prime time on Friday nights for one season from 1964 to 1965. A true original for the 1960s, it was created and designed by comic-book artist Doug Wildey and was inspired by American radio serials, American action-adventure comics and American science fiction genre. Ground breaking for it's time it featured unmatched realistic art, interesting characters, and a better story line than any previous cartoon seen on television.

The Quest Labs Supersonic Suborbital Aircraft known as The Dragonfly is the iconic Jonny Quest aircraft featured in the episode introductions. It was also featured in some of the best episodes.

The Product

The Quest Labs Supersonic Suborbital Dragonfly is a 12 inch long desk top model with a base reminiscent of the old Aurora kits and comes well packed

in a small box also similar of bygone days. Inside I found two poly-bags featuring 13 parts molded in white, with a clear sprue for the base and the aircraft

windshield plus a single decal for the base. I found the parts to be flash free with no sink marks, however, the panel lines are quite heavy by design. The crystal clear parts are beautiful.

The Build

The build was completed in a couple of hours and that included all the seam sanding and prepping for paint. Sorry, but for a skill level 3 it was almost non-eventful with no surprises. My biggest gripe would be the textured surface and a few weak panel lines caused by the mold design.

The Bottom Line

If you are a fan of the original Jonny Quest Show then this is a must have! I give it a 10 on subject matter and a 6 for the kit itself. I would like to thank Moebius and IPMS for the opportunity to present this great model.

  • Sprue 1
    Sprue 1
  • Sprue 2
    Sprue 2
  • Stand Parts
    Stand Parts
  • Decal
    Decal
  • Finished 1
    Finished 1
  • Finished 2
    Finished 2
  • Finished 3
    Finished 3
  • Finished 4
    Finished 4
  • Finished 5
    Finished 5
  • Finished 6
    Finished 6
  • Finished Stand
    Finished Stand
  • Original Drawing of the Dragonfly
    Original Drawing of the Dragonfly

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