Author Topic: Spaced: 1999  (Read 10923 times)

Offline Alvis 3.1

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Spaced: 1999
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:44:25 PM »


Commander Koenig groaned audibly. "Not those idiots again" he muttered, as he saw the dilapidated VW Space Transporter heading toward the moonbase. He had not expected they would have survived the terrible accident that hurled Earth's moon far into space, but it appeared that the inhabitants of "Alfafa Sprouts Moonbase" had once again defied the odds. If he'd had it his way, they wouldn't be allowed within a thousand miles of Alpha, but Professor Bergman insisted they had the only herbal remedy for his glaucoma, he even had a prescription from Doctor Russell. "I must really look into this" thought Koenig, before become distracted by a small engine fire aboard the VW Transporter. It was going to be a long day.







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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 01:46:29 PM »
Built from a Hasegawa VW Van kit, the Hasegawa VW Pickup truck, and a lot of Evergreen and Plastruct tubing, ladders, railings and sheet plastic. The engines are from a Revell 1/144 Saturn V. I was determined to not use anything from the "Space 1999 Eagle" kit, but I did add something as a homage to the original studio models: The flight crew are 1/24 Gemini Astronauts, just like what was used in the "real" Eagles.











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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 01:58:01 PM »
The cargo/passenger pods are friction fitted, and the command pod is held on with a rare-earth magnet. Support feet for the pods are merely plug in pieces, I didn't feel like trying to engineer actual extending struts. Decals are from an inkjet printer and Testors Decal Paper. The "Hydro Pod" was scratch built, the damaged satellite was from a Monogram Space Shuttle kit.













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Re: Spaced: 1999
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Offline Silver Fox

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 03:08:14 PM »
Damn impressive!

Offline uncle les

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2014, 03:27:27 PM »
Shades of Starbug.. I like it.. a lot !

Offline Alvis 3.1

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2014, 04:19:52 PM »
My first attempt at the cockpit section completely failed, so I had to purchase the pickup version to source the cab. It turns out it was likely the way to go anyhow, but I wasn't too happy to have to cough up for another Hasegawa VW van kit, they aren't exactly cheap!

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 05:05:35 PM »
 :)
Excellent!

Offline Weaver

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2014, 08:56:36 PM »
That is hilarious - I am honestly laughing out loud here! ;D ;D ;D

Comedy elements aside, you did a really good job of nailing the Space 1999 style. I was convinced you had chopped up an Eagle kit before I read the whole thing.

Well done!  8)

I couldn't put it better! 

I've never seen a more innovative use of that iconic VW! Well played, Alvis!

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« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 06:34:55 PM by Brian da Basher »
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Offline raafif

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2014, 03:03:29 AM »
He's Mad, he's Crazy .... he's a Genius ... & talented too :)

Offline Klaus Wachsmuth

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2014, 12:13:39 PM »
Loved it!!!  ;D

Now to see your rendition of the Hawk...  ;)

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2014, 12:42:17 PM »
*snicker* Oh, that's beautiful and a superb send-up of the show (Spider Robinson's review when it premiered is scathing, funny, and accurate).

Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2014, 02:44:52 PM »
Fantastic! Did you corner the Combi model market?

Oh, and a great touch lobbing the Enterprise bort number onto the pod.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 02:47:19 PM by Modelling_Mushi »
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Offline Alvis 3.1

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2014, 02:57:30 PM »
Loved it!!!  ;D

Now to see your rendition of the Hawk...  ;)


You know, I've been wondering what to do with a Karman Ghia....
:)

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Offline Weaver

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2014, 06:36:53 PM »
*snicker* Oh, that's beautiful and a superb send-up of the show (Spider Robinson's review when it premiered is scathing, funny, and accurate).

Heard of it but never read it: is it somewhere on the web?
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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2014, 06:46:41 PM »
A hoot.. well executed

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2014, 03:25:34 AM »
*snicker* Oh, that's beautiful and a superb send-up of the show (Spider Robinson's review when it premiered is scathing, funny, and accurate).

Heard of it but never read it: is it somewhere on the web?
Well, I read it when it was originally published in Analog many, many years ago and, if I remember correctly, it's included in one of his collections.  Beyond that, all I can suggest is searching for it online.

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2014, 05:13:44 AM »
Humor-laced "Space 1999" just made my day!  :)

Very inventive, and an outstanding job with the evergreen profiles!!!


Offline bluesman

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2014, 10:34:14 PM »
I voted for this at the Starship modeler Departures contest. Very cool.

Offline Camthalion

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Re: Spaced: 1999
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2014, 04:29:59 AM »
very cool.  Nice work