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Old 01-01-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Eagle Pod Interior - take 2

Mike's Resuce Pod Interior project gave me the push to start work on this long delayed project.

As usual, I got a little too ambitous. I decided to not use either the PE shell (not good at cutting metal) or the ERTL pod (inacurate, and not the same length as the PE version). So essentially this is a pod with full interior from the ground-up.

The door leading the cockpit will remain open, and the side hatches also will slide (that's one indication that I got carried away).

The plan at this point is to have the wall section next to the passenger seats removeable to allow better viewing. I'm not a big fan of having a completely removable top section, because you have to either fill in behind all of the walls and fittings, and even then it doesn't look quite as "real". If I can figure out how to do it, I'll try to make the removeable section have fittings that would suggest that the panel has been removed for maintenance purposes, and then I can slip it into my Hanger Bay and put some work platforms around it.








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Old 01-01-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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That's looking great so far. I like the idea of the sliding doors. Its almost easier with this detail to be able to start from scratch. An interesting one would be to try a lab pod, thought the interior would be fun to try and work out.

Looking forward to watching this come together.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:32 PM   #3
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Are those 1/87 HO scale figures?

Did you get them off of the web, or from a brick-and-mortar store? I'm looking for good figures in scale with the PE Eagles. Most of the HO scale figures I've seen are a bit stylized. Did you have to re-work these a lot?

I admire anyone who attempts an "indoor set" model. That's a big challenge!

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Old 01-01-2008, 08:41 PM   #4
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Those are unmodified HO figures that I bought a couple years back. You have to do a LOT of searching to find ones that are not conductors, engineers, or mothers carrying grocery bags.

If I can find any of the original packaging I'll let you know the manufacturer. Otherwise I may find that I can make some money around here making resin-recasts. (naturally only to recover costs)


Not surprisingly, once I got to this point I find that the HO figures are a tad bit too big. As many earlier threads have pointed out it's tough to get exterior scale and interior sets to match up. TV and Film always seem to make the interior sets magically too large to possibly fit into the vehicle. As I proceed forward I may raise the ceiling slightly (been considering it anyay).


I've also pondered what the interior of a lab pod would really look like. The tentative idea I've had was that the interior looks just like a transporter pod, but the sliding hatches lead to an airlock chamber, with the outer hatch opening like a standard door and not sliding.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #5
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That looks great, im wishing i did mine from scratch insteal of moding the amt pod now
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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That's super.

More please!
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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Good work.Please more pics.

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Old 18-01-2008, 06:05 AM   #8
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Been working steadily on this, but haven't taken any pics in a long while.

Major construction is nearly complete (at least the hardest parts) and I'm starting to add surface detail on the exterior of the pod. Nothing is gluded together yet ... walls, interior sections, roof... they are all just taped together.









I should have my head examined for embarking on this project in the first place, and deciding to build and detail the damn chairs.
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Old 18-01-2008, 07:16 AM   #9
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... unbelievable ...

This is perfect. The seats, the whole Interior is just amazing.
Keep going ...


And with all the resin casts people are doing - perhaps we could do something like a trade thread!?
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Old 18-01-2008, 10:16 AM   #10
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Very nice work. Its really coming together well. The seats were well worth the effort
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Looks good.
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I am in awe. Incredible work! While you might be questioning your sanity for starting the project, the rest of us are sure glad you did!
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Old 18-01-2008, 12:48 PM   #13
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John,
great work!
Real great job done.

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Old 18-01-2008, 03:18 PM   #14
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Very good work, john_trek, very inspiring.
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Old 18-01-2008, 09:29 PM   #15
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Awsome job, I am taking notes on this one.

Thanks
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Old 19-01-2008, 12:58 AM   #16
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More tiny spacesuits! More tiny helmets! More tiny computer panels!

But, what this project really needs.. (especially in light of FunPod's latest Rules of Moron)... don't forget a tiny bathroom!
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Old 19-01-2008, 01:22 AM   #17
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But, what this project really needs.. (especially in light of FunPod's latest Rules of Moron)... don't forget a tiny bathroom!
Good point cricket. But how is this for an answer to the pod toilet debate?

Pros’
The passenger seats are actually commodes!!!!!

Cons’
Hope that you are not having your meal while the person, in the next seat says,
“I would give that five minutes if I were you love" and "could you put this toilet roll back in the fridge, those Alpha burgers are a bit too spicy for me”



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Old 22-01-2008, 09:46 AM   #18
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That's great, JT..I don't think I'd have the skill or the patience for that...Great work!

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Old 22-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #19
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I should have my head examined for embarking on this project in the first place, and deciding to build and detail the damn chairs.
i know the feeling, im waiting on some materials before i continue mine.

still yours is looking seriously good, and the work you put into the chairs has made my day as a viewer of the project

well done
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Old 22-01-2008, 07:49 PM   #20
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Cool project.
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