Author Topic: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 4211 times)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
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.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 02:32:06 PM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline elmayerle

  • Its about time there was an Avatar shown here...
  • ‹ber Engineer...at least that is what he tells us.
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.

Offline raafif

  • Is formally accused of doing nasty things to DC-3s...and officially our first whiffing zombie
  • Whiffing Insane
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 »

Offline kerick

  • Responsible for all surrendered booty....Arrrr!!!!
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.

Offline elmayerle

  • Its about time there was an Avatar shown here...
  • ‹ber Engineer...at least that is what he tells us.
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« 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.

Offline raafif

  • Is formally accused of doing nasty things to DC-3s...and officially our first whiffing zombie
  • Whiffing Insane
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 01:39:44 PM »
Space 1999 guys been watching Star Trek !

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 02:16:39 AM »
Wicked! :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline jschmus

  • Aims to please.
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 11:30:35 AM »
From Starships of the Universe on Facebook:
"Life isnít divided into genres. Itís a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky."-Alan Moore

Online The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
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.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 05:09:31 AM »
Something else:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2013, 05:10:35 AM »
Nice Wooden model for sale:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
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
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Online The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
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.

Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Online The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
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.

Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
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)
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 04:42:12 AM by jcf »
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
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




"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline jcf

  • Global Moderator
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2018, 04:41:46 AM »
Eagle Rover




Eagle with emergency flotation
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2018, 01:08:18 AM »
Some cool ideas there.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Alvis 3.1

  • Self acknowledged "Bad Influence"Öbut probably less attractive than Pink
  • The high priest of whiffing
Re: Space 1999 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 02:26:00 PM »
24 Hour Le Moons Endurance Racer.


Eagle Rover