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Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:26:29 PM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your movie and TV themed spacecraft ideas and inspiration.

To begin with, has anyone ever tried to model the Messiah spacecraft from Deep Impact?



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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 05:36:00 PM »
Another favourite of mine is the Leonov from 2010:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 06:16:01 PM »
I was always partial to the Vorlon fleet ships from Babylon 5, particularly this beastie:




I do so wish that Monogram had done more with the Babylon 5 lisence than they did.

I have a small cast metal version of that Vorlon ship stashed away somewhere, but that's as good as I could ever find for a kit of one.
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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 01:56:04 AM »
Well if you are going to mention Babylon 5, you just have to mention the Start Fury:



And let's not forget it's larger sibling, the Thunderbolt:

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 02:00:21 AM »
And speaking of Star Furies:

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 03:07:48 AM »
I was always partial to the Brittania II from the Lensman anime-


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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 07:21:34 AM »
Holy frack, where did you get that image of the "Messiah"? I've wanted to make one of those for ages, but never found anyhting other than screen caps.


Oh goody, another project...:(

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 07:46:43 AM »
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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 07:56:35 AM »
I was always partial to the Brittania II from the Lensman anime-



I'd love to see someone go back to the original Lensman books that Lensman was very (!!!) loosely adapted from and do those ships.  I especially want to see the original Brittania as well as Kimball Kinnison's "Speedster".

Mind you, if the reported live action version of the first main book in the series, Galactic Patrol gets made, we may see some interesting interpretations.  Supposedly JMS is doing the writing on it - which is appropriate because he's a strong fan of the novels.
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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 08:53:39 AM »
Note Allen B. Ury is the owner of the Fantastic Plastic Brand
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 10:13:43 AM »
Note Allen B. Ury is the owner of the Fantastic Plastic Brand


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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 03:31:09 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 03:38:54 AM »
Holy frack, where did you get that image of the "Messiah"? I've wanted to make one of those for ages, but never found anyhting other than screen caps.


Oh goody, another project...:(

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Re: Movie and TV Spacecraft Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 07:22:32 AM »
Oh my yes, I have always felt the (Orion?) Pan-Am shuttle needs some Draken wings >:D

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« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 11:24:34 AM »
What would be interesting would be to do a launch diorama of the Space Clipper from 2001 according to the novel.  It's launched from the back of a fly-back booster that uses a launch track.  I'm thinking that a scaled-up P.1134 but with wing-tip verticals might do for the booster.