My Space 1999 Eagle Transporter

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Tintellaar, May 18, 2012.

  1. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member

    Ok, the first 6 photos of the build :) Enjoy, I did!!!

    OH, I truly want to thank the designers Keith Withers and Marc Robitaille. It is the designers that bring the joy of the build!

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  2. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member

    6 More :)

    I did a build of the Delorian from BTTF... On it wires are use for tubes and electrical, I wish I had thought of that for the lines between the fuel tanks...

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  3. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member

    6 More :) :)

    I really enjoy going the extra light year and adding depth to my builds... Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but I think the doors and above the tanks that mount to the sub frames look pretty good :)

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  4. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member


    Sorry about the upside down pics, I will come back later and correct if possible... The command module was very difficult!!! I still don't have my ability to do curves down to a tee... but overall, I think it came out ok... :)

    Oh, in the last pic of this set, I built a support frame for later assembly... turns out it was a disaster! caused really ugly bends and protrustions on the surface. I had to build it again from scratch and still had a hek of a time getting a smooth surface and still, not as smooth as another build on this site. I dont remember whose, but it was great!

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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    It looks really good so far. You are right, adding the extra detail (whether it is raising, recessing, or combination of both) does make a model come to life and gives it that little extra "POP".
    Needless to say, I will be following this thread.

    Keep up the GREAT work.
  6. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I would love to make this model, but until I find the right diameter tubes, no freakin' way!!

    Yours looks great!!:thumb:
  7. trt

    trt Member

    Amazing work. Extra detailing is time consuming and fiddley, but is a must on something of this size. Do you know what scale it is?

    But I got to agree with Zathros, I'm not rolling miles of tubes, so I would happily 'cheat' to build this one.
  8. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    This is so awesome! You are building a beautiful model of one of my favorite sci-fi ships! I'll echo everyone else, I rue the thought of rolling and then aligning all of those tubes. I'll be watching eagerly. BTW, do you know what scale this is?
  9. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member

    I always liked the design of the Eagles. The intricate tubing harkens back to mid to late 70's NASA space stations conceptual designs. One that I remember was an old animation of a smallish machine that would float in space and make tubes arranged in a triangle to be used as supports. Very similar to the tubing in the Eagle design.

    You are doing great justice to the Space 1999 model. VERY nice and . . clean . . . so . . . . perfect . . . . can . . . not . . . . turn . . . away . . . . .
  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Avast! I see an Eagle emerging from yonder reaches....

    Excellant build so far. :thumb:

    But, I WANT ONE!!!!!... :mrgreen:

    If I survive my current Master UHU02's Discovery build, I then want to attempt the Moonbus from 2001. The molding of the Eagle's nose will give me practice for the Moonbus.. :)

    Space 1999 I first saw in South Africa, which frustratingly for me at the time, the whole series was dubbed from English to Afrikaans... wall1

    I fell in love with the Eagle and have built a few plastic versions in my days....
    I'd love to try this one, one day....

    (But, Hey....!! Psssstt......!! Where do you get it ?????) :oops:

    Keep up the good work.. !!
  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Ok, never mind....Found it....!

    I hope when I build this in the future, it will be as great as yours. :thumb:
  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    That Tubing looks great..

    i will be watching :)
  13. F131

    F131 Member

    A man with far more patients than me. Incredible job.
  14. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member

    Wow! Thank you every one!!! Brings me great joy to hear all your supportive comments :) The tubing... Um, well, actually the tubing was not that bad... What kept me going was watching it come together like an erector set... The designers did an excellent job of matching parts... almost no alterations were needed for the fit... Um, scale? Not really sure, sorry... More pics coming soon...
  15. scifimodelfan

    scifimodelfan Member

    Love it always wanted to build one but all those tubes....very intimidating. I have it on my list of paper models to do one of these days. You are doing a great job keep it up.
  16. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member

    Got three more...

    Okay, as with all my build, I took some artistic license and added some things that were not there originally... thoughts? I mean, it 'could' be... :)

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  17. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    She's looking great Karl! Keep doing whatever you doing because it is working! :)
  18. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member

    Couldn't wait

    I wanted to show how the ribs for support idea turned out... Ouch, was not happy at all with the results, so I tore it up and started again salvaging what I could... Like the windows... pouring that liquid water is a pain... so I tried to save em... and the doors and the thrusters, but did the sides and roof again...

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  19. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member


    As I said, I redid the module and then assembled the model :)

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  20. Tintellaar

    Tintellaar Member


    The completed Bird :)

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