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Old 27-04-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default 1/24th scale Crash rescue pod for 44" Eagle

Here's my first Eagle related model for Space:1999: The Crash rescue pod.

Port Forward side

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Port Aft

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Starboard forward

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Starboard Aft

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Leftover greeblies

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Extra laser cut door panel

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More Greeblies

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Another Lasercut door with Saturn V part

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This is a vehicle designed to help with the Eagles that crashed every week. It is capable of being dropped at a crash site. It is self contained yet is compatible with the Eagle. The pod fits in a standard Eagle, but the landing gear must be proped to the flight position when the ship lands.

The model was cobbled together in two weeks using parts I was going to throw away. I had 8 monster truck tires that were taking up space in the parts box. I didn't want to toss these, so I decided to use them. I then took scraps of plastic sheet that were cut to size widthwise. I trimmed the length to fit together until a box was made. I searched for other parts and used a scrap piece of tubing to use as a tank. Misc parts box items were thrown all around as was some scrap tubing, ribbed styrene, square rod, etc. Some leftover laser cut doors were added to tie it to the Space:1999 universe.

It was done quickly and I made it up as I went along. The paint is Tamiya Spraycan Italian red. The project was a lot of fun. it just needs some weathering and a blacked out window for the front. I don't know how dirty to make it since Firetrucks are kept very clean. Perhpas a light coat of moon dust will do.


Comments and critics are welcomed.

Thank you,

Robert
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Old 28-04-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Shhh! Don't mention the side door being on upside down....
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Old 28-04-2008, 09:00 AM   #3
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Oh crap.... Its brilliant otherwise... actually a great idea. I like it very much. I wonder if it should have white stripes on it in line with the rescue pods.
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Old 28-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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It looks good, I agree with the other Tony that white stripes would work as well....maybe tracks?

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Old 28-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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... time for a new pod/Space 1999 contest !?

BTW, I like this idea of your rescue pod. Almost 9 years after "Breakaway" the guys on moonbase must have come up with some new developments
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Old 28-04-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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I like the idea of it being dropped at the scene-
reminds me of the Terrahawks Battletank thingy
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Old 28-04-2008, 06:11 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. I'd like to try one with tracks as well. I was thinking about using a 1/16th scale tank for the basis and do a mobile pod similar to Tobos's excellent Pod-U-Like entry.

Oh, by the way, the door rotates 180 degrees... incase the Eagle lands upside down

Mahalo, R
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Old 28-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #8
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Very nice. I like it.
Will be a nice part for my PE 12" fleet.
Must start work now!

cheers
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Old 29-04-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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Oh, by the way, the door rotates 180 degrees... incase the Eagle lands upside down

Mahalo, R
... clever door that one
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Old 29-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #10
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... so it's a Carter personalised rescue pod !?
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