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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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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 05:36:00 PM »
Another favourite of mine is the Leonov from 2010:

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.


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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 07:46:43 AM »
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« 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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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 08:53:39 AM »
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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


  And his store website doubles as a museum to Sci-Fic models of all eras !

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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 03:31:09 AM »
Need I say more...

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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.


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« 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.

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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »
And speaking of Star Furies:




Nice! Just needs another set of wings!  :P
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 08:02:14 AM »
Always a useful website for this genre: STARSHIP DIMENSIONS
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 08:04:44 AM »
I must admit, that the Earth-force ships from Babylon 5 are still amongst my favourites:

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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 10:59:28 AM »
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Interesting and quite nice looking but they don't match the description of the "fly-back" booster that Clarke put into his novel.  I'd be sorely tempted to do one clipper with these boosters and one more along the lines of Clarke's description.

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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2013, 04:48:59 AM »
I found this short video to be very interesting in the details plus it has robot hover craft things chasing the hero:

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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 11:02:44 AM »
To begin with, has anyone ever tried to model the Messiah spacecraft from Deep Impact?

I've always wondered what is preventing the first human space warships to look like much-enlarged space shuttle......

I'm first and fore-most a Wing Commander guy though.

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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2013, 11:14:36 PM »
I'm a fan of dropship / attack helo ideas...

GI Joe Dragonhawk:


C&C Orca and it various imaginings and incarnations:


Avatar Scorpion:


And one that's so well known, I need only show it's pilot and you'll know what it is:

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2013, 03:30:15 AM »
In a similar vein:



You could also make use of this real world concept to develop your own using just about any helicopter:

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2013, 03:43:40 AM »
Something else I did a while back that might tickle your fancy:

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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2013, 04:19:36 AM »
I must admit, that the Earth-force ships from Babylon 5 are still amongst my favourites:





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« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2013, 11:10:20 AM »
Something else I did a while back that might tickle your fancy:




Replacing the prop-rotors with large ducted fans might work, though I'm not sure what you'd gain beyond being able to execute a straight-ahead landing without bending or breaking stuff.  I'm not at all certain, though, how practical that fan unit in the tail is.  Besides you have it exhausting right down on to the troops storming down the ramp; not generally a good idea.

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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2013, 03:50:27 PM »
from the new movie "Despicable me 2".

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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2013, 08:15:21 AM »


Replacing the prop-rotors with large ducted fans might work, though I'm not sure what you'd gain beyond being able to execute a straight-ahead landing without bending or breaking stuff.  I'm not at all certain, though, how practical that fan unit in the tail is.  Besides you have it exhausting right down on to the troops storming down the ramp; not generally a good idea.

Ducted fans? Why my good man, they are quite clearly impulse nacelles, somewhere in the range of 750 millicochranes I'd reckon and likely capable of low orbit flight. The rear unit is most certainly a quantum tritanium depolarization matrix generator.  Ducted fans indeed.


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Representation of the actual sizes of different scale practical models built for various films. Did you know the Discovery from 2001: A Space Odyssey was 54 feet long?



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Corgi made a model of the Red Dwarf?  Sweet!  Still one of the best science fiction comedy shows ever!  :)
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Found this website, Martin Bower's Models World, while researching Space 1999 Eagles.

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You have to admire Robert McCall's work:

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That looks to be a relatively easy scratch build
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« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2015, 07:39:29 PM »
Always loved the look of the Flight of the Navigator ship in high speed mode, thought it would be a good look for a very large intersteller craft, i.e. super star destroyer size and proportions.

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Always loved the look of the Flight of the Navigator ship in high speed mode, thought it would be a good look for a very large intersteller craft, i.e. super star destroyer size and proportions.

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Digging wa-a-a-y-y-y back into my childhood, how about both the "good guy" and 'bad guy" ships from the (very!) old cartoon series Space Angel.  Showing my age, am I, here.

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Always loved the look of the Flight of the Navigator ship in high speed mode, thought it would be a good look for a very large intersteller craft, i.e. super star destroyer size and proportions.

At least one person did a model of it:

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