Space 1999 Eagle 1 Transporter

Joined: March 18th, 2013, 11:09 am

May 2nd, 2018, 10:35 am #1

Greetings!

Remember that time 19 years ago when we inadvertently lost the moon? Well here is my homage to that time.





Having washed all the parts I started putting a few things together last night.



Not sure this really belongs in the sci-fi category because this actually happened. I saw it on TV so it probably belongs under the heading documentary really.

Graham

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Joined: May 8th, 2014, 7:56 am

May 2nd, 2018, 11:46 am #2

I remember a rerun of that history program well. It such a shame we cant build technology like that any more.

Looking forward to your homage to mans days of glory past when travelling in space was an elegant time.
Pete

On the bench - What isn't ?

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Joined: November 1st, 2012, 12:05 pm

May 2nd, 2018, 12:00 pm #3

That's a bit of nostalgia, Graham! I remember the show....and the kit (is this a re-pop of the venerable Airfix kit?)

Martin Landau, as I recall, was a prominent actor in the show, and was cast after he had finished a 3-year stint in Mission Impossible (which also starred - if that's the right word - one Leonard Nimoy, after Landau left). So it's definitely a proper sci-fi group build entrant, as far as I am concerned.

Philip
"To boldly go..."




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Joined: June 6th, 2017, 11:19 am

May 2nd, 2018, 12:06 pm #4

Ahh the nostalgia. I used to be a fan even though it was a bit naff, it did have it's moments. Looking forward to the build.
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Joined: March 18th, 2013, 11:09 am

May 2nd, 2018, 1:16 pm #5

Prenton wrote:(is this a re-pop of the venerable Airfix kit?)


Philip
It is the old Airfix kit Philip. Which actually started out life as a Fundimension kit in 1975. The new box version I have is from 1998.

Graham
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Joined: December 14th, 2016, 12:55 pm

June 26th, 2018, 1:01 pm #6

Fantastic Graham,

My older cousin gave me his built up kit in the mid eighties when I was about 10 years old.

I had hours of fun with it!

Enjoy :>
Glen

On the bench:
1/35 Revell Dingo GE A3.3 PatSi (mine protected APC)
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)


"The sergeant is the Army." Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Joined: October 28th, 2012, 6:03 pm

June 26th, 2018, 1:28 pm #7

What a great choice Graham :clap:

The F/X on the show used studio scale models, none of that CGI mallarkey!

For those not invested in nerd trivia as I am, your Eagle and the original design for the Millennium Falcon were so similar that the latter had to be re-designed for Star Wars - what was the 'Falcon would eventually become the Rebel Blockade Runner.
You can read more here.

And while we're on the subject...

Space 1999 intro theme

Cheers,
Dermot
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Joined: November 19th, 2012, 1:28 pm

June 26th, 2018, 11:01 pm #8

That takes one back O.K. Looking forward to seeing this one grow!

Thank God for computer-generated imagery. That clip with the theme music reminded me so much of the Thunderbirds space craft flying and crashing it was unreal.
O yeah, the music was really crap as well.

Cheers
Joe

On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81




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Joined: October 28th, 2012, 6:03 pm

June 27th, 2018, 9:33 am #9

Joseph M wrote:That takes one back O.K. Looking forward to seeing this one grow!

Thank God for computer-generated imagery. That clip with the theme music reminded me so much of the Thunderbirds space craft flying and crashing it was unreal.
O yeah, the music was really crap as well.

Cheers
Joe
For practical, in-camera effects on a limited budget, I think they did very well!

My biggest gripe with CGI effects for things like aircraft or helicopters is that the artists don't understand the mechanics of the machine and how it works which means it never looks right.
That's because they never built models! :D

The music - Joe, c'mon it was the 70's!! B-)
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June 27th, 2018, 11:26 am #10

wrote:The music - Joe, c'mon it was the 70's!! B-)
Yeah I lived through the 70's most music was crap, the endless disco, the ridiculous trousers etc etc even as a kid the decade dragged.

You've now got me Listening to this on spotify yeah it's pretty naff
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