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Old 23-05-2006, 07:48 AM   #1
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Urgent request,

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I'm working on a new much more accurate Eagle, at this moment I'm modeling the main side doors on the pod.
My question is, How exactly do they open, are there any photo's or screen shots from the series?

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated

Thanks, Nico.




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Old 23-05-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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Urgent request,

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I'm working on a new much more accurate Eagle, at this moment I'm modeling the main side doors on the pod.
My question is, How exactly do they open, are there any photo's or screen shots from the series?
They're pocket doors, they slide to the right as you're facing them.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:02 AM   #3
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Urgent request,

Hi all,

I'm working on a new much more accurate Eagle, at this moment I'm modeling the main side doors on the pod.
My question is, How exactly do they open, are there any photo's or screen shots from the series?
They're pocket doors, they slide to the right as you're facing them.
Minor point to add -- the miniature Eagle doors had raised surface details, whereas the full-sized mockup had recessed details. Your doors have raised details, so you'll either need to make a notch for those details to slide into, or (this would be my choice) have the entire door move inward slightly before it slides right.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:03 AM   #4
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GREAT!!

Thanks for the quick reply.
When the crew steps out is there some kind of stairs/steps

and how does the buggy enter? does it ride up somehow?

Thanks, Nico.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
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GREAT!!

Thanks for the quick reply.
When the crew steps out is there some kind of stairs/steps

and how does the buggy enter? does it ride up somehow?

Thanks, Nico.
There are stairs that magically appear. I think they're collapsed into a recess just below the door, but that's only opinion. The stair rails are recessed into slots to the left and right of the door, visible on the full-sized mockup.

The buggy is never shown entering or exiting the ship. I figure part of the side of the Eagle must fold out into a ramp, again only an opinion.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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Thanks, you're a big help Neal, and very fats on replying!!

Back to the drawing board
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:12 AM   #7
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Thanks, you're a big help Neal, and very fats on replying!!

Back to the drawing board
Hey, maybe the stairs can convert into a ramp. Is the door big enough to allow the buggy to pass through? Possibly the buggy can just roll down the stairs without any need for it to be a ramp.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:21 AM   #8
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Is the door big enough to allow the buggy to pass through?
not sure, but I will be modeling the buggy 1on1, it actually is an Amphicat, see image:



so we will see if it fits
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:32 AM   #9
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There's an episode in which people are lowered via winch from underneath the passenger pod -- perhaps the idea is that the buggy exits that way, though there's nothing detailed on the miniatures that would permit this, and in fact there's a lot of pipes in the way.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:38 AM   #10
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Hmmm, that would be a strange situation, underneat the pod is a heavy frame attached, we might call this one artistic freedom of the director
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There is an image of a Eagle/Pod showing where the Buggy sits. I have seen it on this forum, but for the life of me I cannot remember where it is. I think DX may have posted it for reference.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:47 AM   #12
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There is an image of a Eagle/Pod showing where the Buggy sits. I have seen it on this forum, but for the life of me I cannot remember where it is. I think DX may have posted it for reference.
Baldassari's cutaway shows it parked to the inside left of the door.
http://www.space1999.net/eagle/poster_down.html
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Heh Neal, you just beat me to the draw, I was just about to post that link.
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:56 AM   #14
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Ah!! thanks guys, input input input input
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Old 23-05-2006, 06:52 PM   #15
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Look carefully in the background in this passenger pod interior picture...

http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/.../spttoa042.jpg

From Catacombs, an amazing site. (continuity guide/eagles/passenger pod)
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Old 23-05-2006, 08:42 PM   #16
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Thats a strange link but i have to ask the question

When was Freddy Mercury in Space 1999? It looks like he is about to have a haircut!!! Perhaps that’s an other idea for a pod u like…….
"The hair salon pod"

Sorry, I see the buggy in the doorway now
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Old 23-05-2006, 09:14 PM   #17
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Thanks guys,

modeling.... here is what I have so far:
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Thanks guys,

modeling.... here is what I have so far:
Decided to have it open to the left instead, eh?
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Old 23-05-2006, 09:40 PM   #19
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oops, mirroring
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