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Old 09-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Space 1999 Eagle AWACS Pod

This was my entry in the 'Pods-U-Like' contest held here a while back. I was not able to get a lot of good pictures at that time, I was using the company camera and bad lighting. I recently had everything out again and decided to try to take some better photos.


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0056.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0060.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0061.jpg
Antennas & Dish Extended-
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0063.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0062.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0069.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0067.jpg
Detail
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0071.jpg
Front View (Extended)
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0066.jpg
Ventral
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...od/Ventral.jpg
Probe
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...Probe-Side.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...0Pod/Probe.jpg
Probe (Stowed)
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...obe-Stowed.jpg
AWACS Pod Compared to Lab Pod
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...dCompare-2.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...dCompare-1.jpg
Sorry for the slightly fuzzy photos- I had to borrow a camera for this- it looks a little better in person...
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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Nice work mate. We should have a new one.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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I still like it very much!
It was not only a good idea but also great craftsmanship.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
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Thanks! I had fun with this project.
Looking at it I was thinking of going back in and adding some more detail and weathering it, but then I would also need to weather the PE Eagle to make it look right. I think I am going to leave it just as is for now.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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What did you use for the bottom of the AWACS dome?
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #6
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The AWCS dome started life as an Automotive Blind Spot Mirror for trucks. I cut a disk of styrene the same diameter and attached it to the back of the mirror, then a second disk, strips and some tubes in a radial pattern to give it the hardware look.
Detail of Dish Underside-
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0170.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0171.jpg

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:43 AM   #7
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Sweet! It reminded me of part of the Revell/Monogram 1/32 scale Apollo spacecraft model, where the capsule mounts to the service module, but did not look exactly like that. Given that your part is a scratch build, I now know why. (And what a scratch build; a mirror? Awesome!)

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:40 AM   #8
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Very nice concept Richard. Is that a MIG part you used for the front of your probe?
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
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That mirror was the only thing with the right curve and size to fit my design- it actually was used on a car of mine long ago- and I never throw things away it seems.

The nose to the probe came from the parts box, I think it started life as a detail set for a tank or train. I just rumaged around to find a part that looked like a flat plate scanner.
Here is a clearer photo of it-
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d/DSCI0172.jpg

Just a size reference- all photos are taken with the 1"x1" red grid 'stage' I made.

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Old 26-01-2011, 05:25 AM   #10
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Wow Richard, very awesome !! Is this an original design by you? I very much like the 70s space feel, like what shoulda .woulda ,coulda have come after Apollo, NASA and the tie-in to space 1999 and the eagle projects I can just visualize one of these on patrol ,out in front of Alpha as a first alert or something. I do custom mattel eagles, would you be horrified if you saw this basic design posted as a mattel eagle someday ? I love the forward airlock section in the middle pod, just enough room for a listening station.
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Old 26-01-2011, 06:53 AM   #11
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That's really cool. Let me know if you ever need parts or want a tour of the little room stuffed with models. Too bad UFO:1999 is not currently in production, that would look so good on screen!
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Old 27-01-2011, 12:21 AM   #12
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Thanks all!
I was trying to capture the old style hardware feel with this- one thing I like to see in a design is having the function implied by the shapes and engineering. The front 'Listening Post' section is like that- I wanted to give the impression that there was a room to handle all the info gathered instead of having the front pilots having to deal with it. For something like this AWACS pod the equipment should have a dedicated operator who could make adjustments, do data analysis and report to the front pilots what he is learning. The pod also has some gimbled lift thrusters underneath because IMO an Eagle's pod should contribute some to the lift. I would have no problem at all seeing this duplicated elsewhere- it is an original design and all I would like in return is just some photos of a Mattel version for my scrapbook.
Tim- I would love to visit someday- whereabouts are you located? I am in the Crestline area.
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Old 27-01-2011, 05:39 AM   #13
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Hey! I'm not far from you at all. In deepest darkest East Lake, halfway up Ruffner Mountain. I do need to clean and we should get old man Kyle over here as well. See the dirty basement where all the magic happened!
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Old 27-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #14
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Sounds great! This weekned is complicated but nothing else is planned (as far as I know now). I will PM you with further info today.
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Hey, cool everyone! Party at Tim's house this weekend, let's go! (Just kidding. Have fun, guys, whenever & wherever you get together.)
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:17 AM   #16
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Sure, just bring all those huge Eagles I've heard so much about! And snacks. And videos.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:42 AM   #17
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Oh, so it's a 'Bring Your Own Everything' party, then?
OK, really sorry for the sidetrack, guys... back to topic!
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