Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > Main Mission > Launch Pad

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23-09-2009, 01:43 AM   #1
B.P. Taylor
Computer Technician
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 238
Default Eagle1B Command Module

Here's something I thought some of you might be interested in, especially those modellers that build Space:1999-inspired ships. The Eagle1B command module (as I call it) began as a very crude two-piece vacuform from Sirius Rocketry (kit#102). Of course, I couldn't help but notice its resemblance to our favorite lunar utility vehicle and figured I couldn't possibly be the only one to see the possibilities in it. However, because of the crude detailing resulting from the vacuforming process, I decided to use the vacuform shells to get a solid shape in polyester filler that I could then resculpt and detail more to my liking. After priming, I decided to make an RTV mold of it and, using sheet wax and clay, was now able to produce thin-walled urethane castings. The window areas are only 1/32nd inch thick, so they can be easily cut out if I decide to model an interior (as I will be doing with the one pictured). I have a couple of projects in mind for these command modules (think Metaprobe) but have also thought about perhaps making these available to others as well. Anyway, an interesting little exercise and a vast improvement over the vacuform shells...

Last edited by CR; 23-09-2009 at 06:48 PM. Reason: can't seem to figure out how to post images...[CR:deleted extraneous IMG tags]
B.P. Taylor is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
Lee S
Eagle Pilot
 
Lee S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Thailand, Earth, Sol Sector
Posts: 690
Default

I for one would be interested!
Can you post a picture next to a PE Eagle for scale?

L
Lee S is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
w8cmp
Science Officer
 
w8cmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Romford, London, England
Posts: 5,523
Default

I'd be interested too...

Chris
w8cmp is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 06:31 AM   #4
Fun Pod
Communications Officer
 
Fun Pod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 784
Default

Very nice take on the 'canon' look - I'm sure many modellers here could come up with some really neat variants based on this module.
Fun Pod is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 07:10 AM   #5
ostrein
Communications Officer
 
ostrein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hanau, Germany
Posts: 1,029
Default

I certainly would take one
ostrein is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 23-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #6
Howard
Deputy Commander
 
Howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Seaford, East Sussex.
Posts: 983
Default

That looks great!
If it's roughly the same scale as a PE 12" I would certainly be interested in obtaining one - depending on price - the possibilities are extensive, that's certain.
Howard is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 08:09 AM   #7
Transporter
Life Support Officer
 
Transporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: CH
Posts: 1,847
Default

I am interested too.
Transporter is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 11:17 AM   #8
Eagletransporter
Communications Officer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,495
Default

Interesting concept!...and yes, I would gladly buy one! (love the sunroof! )

Jorge
Eagletransporter is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 12:44 PM   #9
Big Boris
Astrophysics Technician
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Victoria, Australia.
Posts: 262
Default

Groovy..............................

How much and how big ????


(sounds like a girl I used to go out with.......................)
Big Boris is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
Pro Mod
Forum Supporter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 146
Default

I'd be interested in one.
__________________
Say we take off, nuke the site from orbit - it's the only way to be sure.
Pro Mod is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 23-09-2009, 06:48 PM   #11
Crimson Binome
Communications Officer
 
Crimson Binome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Posts: 1,036
Default

Great looking piece of work - so many possibilities
Crimson Binome is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 08:44 PM   #12
skyfullofstars
Astrophysics Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 496
Default

Great transformation and improvement!! I'm in for two of them.
skyfullofstars is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2009, 09:47 PM   #13
HUNCH
Communications Officer
 
HUNCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 771
Default

Neat. How much and how big?
HUNCH is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2009, 01:27 AM   #14
B.P. Taylor
Computer Technician
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 238
Default

Thanks for the positive feedback on the Eagle1B command module. Since
some of you have expressed an interest in this, I'll go ahead and start
casting a small quantity (perhaps a dozen). Even if I can't sell these, I
know they won't go to waste as I have a lot of ideas for this. One version
I have planned would be a lifting body--an Eagle with wings!
The Eagle1B will be pressure cast in a high-quality urethane resin
(Smooth-On) and as mentioned previously, are thin-walled (roughly 3/32")
which would allow for an interior if you desire. I'm afraid a shot with a
PE Eagle wouldn't be of much use as the Eagle1B scales out at something
closer to 1/72nd. More useful would be overall dimensions--8.125" long
by 2.75" wide. The assembly includes a rear collar that can be mounted
to the end of a 1.5" O.D. (outside diameter) EMA tube. Price would be
$50.00 plus shipping. If you email me bptfastforward@aol.comI'll start a list and contact those interested
to arrange payment and shipping.


Last edited by B.P. Taylor; 24-09-2009 at 01:34 AM.
B.P. Taylor is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2009, 01:46 AM   #15
Eagletransporter
Communications Officer
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,495
Default

Email sent just now! Thanks!

Jorge
Eagletransporter is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 24-09-2009, 08:16 AM   #16
Howard
Deputy Commander
 
Howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Seaford, East Sussex.
Posts: 983
Default

Email sent!
Howard is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2009, 08:56 AM   #17
Transporter
Life Support Officer
 
Transporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: CH
Posts: 1,847
Default

Email sent.
Transporter is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2009, 09:10 AM   #18
ostrein
Communications Officer
 
ostrein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hanau, Germany
Posts: 1,029
Default

Email sent

Thanks

Oliver
ostrein is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #19
saturnapollo
Medical Officer
 
saturnapollo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Posts: 2,704
Default

I'm interested in one please.

I tried e-mailing you at the link you gave, but it takes me to an AOL web site.

Keith

PS I think I've sent you an e-mail now!!

Last edited by saturnapollo; 24-09-2009 at 12:42 PM.
saturnapollo is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 24-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #20
w8cmp
Science Officer
 
w8cmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Romford, London, England
Posts: 5,523
Default

E-mail sent !

Chris
w8cmp is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com