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Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:17:34 PM »

Given the recent discussions in other threads I thought it was about time we had a dedicated thread for your Space 1999 ideas and inspiration.
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 02:32:06 PM »
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 02:22:57 AM »
Good reference site.  I'll wager we could come up with some plausible and interesting alternate modules for the Eagles.

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 04:58:38 AM »
as per my proposed model build ...



OR am I really going to do this one ??? >:D ........


following the "Great Accident", resulting in the moon moving out of Earth's orbit & drifting off, Moon-base Alpha was left to its own devices to survive.  Over the next few years they had the usual malfunctions in their equipment & with very few spares at hand, made do with what they had.  Eagle Transporter 3 suffered a major fire in the cockpit area rendering it unrepairable & so damaging it that the crew-pod was no longer able to hold an atmosphere.  Unable to bring themselves to park Eagle-3 for parts just yet, the engineers decided to scavenge the crew-pod from the Falcon Lander that had failed to launch from the 1985 Moon-landing due to a fuel-pump failure.  Even though it still contained the bodies of the two astronauts that were condemned to a slow death & was considered as sacred as a war grave, they appreciated that Alpha's situation justified such a move.
The complete Falcon was retrieved and the astronauts buried in the landing crater - a simple monument was built over them.  The lower Falcon stage was stripped of everything usable & the upper, crew section was fully refurbished with new & 2nd-hand parts.  A jury-rig stystem of controls gave the pilots equally good control as a standard Eagle though her front-end didn't look anything like standard now .....



It may look a bit like a New York subway-car but as they say "form follows function".
« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 05:01:36 AM by raafif »

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 07:58:24 AM »
I always thought the crew section looked too streamlined for a space craft and not streamlined enough for a craft that might fly in an atmosphere. I like your version much better.

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 10:05:02 AM »
I keep thinking of a center module, crewed or un-crewed, with multiple planar sensor arrays arranged around it (likely just clearing the ground on the bottom) for intensive sensor sweeps.  A crewed one could do initial data processing and analysis there before sending it back to base via datalink; the other version would be directly datalinked to the base.

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 01:39:44 PM »
Space 1999 guys been watching Star Trek !

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 02:16:39 AM »
Wicked! :)
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 11:30:35 AM »
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 07:25:02 PM »
Inbox review of the re-released Eagle from MPC/Round 2 here at Cybermodeler.
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 05:09:31 AM »
Something else:

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2013, 05:10:35 AM »
Nice Wooden model for sale:

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 04:02:47 AM »
A different kind of Boneyard:  http://www.scifiairshow.com/ships-boneyard.html
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2015, 01:39:05 AM »
For a measly $8,500 USD plus shipping you too can have a 1/24 scale Eagle One.

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2015, 01:43:14 AM »
James Small from Small Art Works built a great looking Ultra Probe.

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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2018, 04:40:22 AM »
Some of the work of Nick Macarty.
He has loads more on his Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Space1999byNickMacarty/

All designs by Nick Macarty

Eagle Bomber




Eagle Fighter (Medium)




Eagle Fighter (Heavy, removable weapons pod with trainable lasers)
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2018, 04:41:11 AM »
Eagle Heavy Lift


Eagle Mothership/Carrier


Eagle Flatbed Cargo (and Heavy Fighter)


Eagle 3-Point (Utility, SAR, etc., various pods)


Eagle Twin-Tail




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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2018, 04:41:46 AM »
Eagle Rover




Eagle with emergency flotation
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2018, 01:08:18 AM »
Some cool ideas there.
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Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 02:26:00 PM »
24 Hour Le Moons Endurance Racer.


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