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 17-04-2006, 11:22 PM   #1
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default 44" Eagle Progress

Leg, with 44" Eagle shown for scale (just kidding, it's a Konami) If it were a 44" Eagle, the model I'm building would be roughly 1/2 scale, which is currently a bit ambitious.

Bit hard to tell in the pics, but the 'cross' detail is on the front. Construction is wood and styrene.

From above:


From below:


Two halves, showing my prototype landing foot fitting neatly:

Last edited by Neal; 21-08-2008 at 03:29 AM.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
Gumdrop and Spider
Astrophysics Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 497
Default

Nice work!

What construction method did you use?

Are you planning the first or second studio model panneling for your pods?

I also like your Crow T. Robot signature. I was trying to figure out the parts they used in it's basic construction, however I could never figure out what the part the eyes are housed in is? Napkin holder? Soap holder?
Gumdrop and Spider is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flywestjet
Nice work!

What construction method did you use?

Are you planning the first or second studio model panneling for your pods?

I also like your Crow T. Robot signature. I was trying to figure out the parts they used in it's basic construction, however I could never figure out what the part the eyes are housed in is? Napkin holder? Soap holder?
I built them free-form from styrene panels, one join at a time, with the 'feet' being small blocks of hardwood.

I'm going first-model.

You're talking to the right guy about Crow -- that's one of the ones I've built. More details at http://nealbridges.com. There's a "History and Evolution of MST3K Bots" that'll tell you more than you ever wanted to know about his components.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
Gumdrop and Spider
Astrophysics Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 497
Default

Jackpot!

I spent some time researching and looking through department stores for ideas on parts.

Tell me, besides the individual parts, do you sell any complete Crows, or a complete package of parts needed?
Gumdrop and Spider is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2006, 02:40 AM   #5
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flywestjet
Jackpot!

I spent some time researching and looking through department stores for ideas on parts.

Tell me, besides the individual parts, do you sell any complete Crows, or a complete package of parts needed?
[offtopic]
I do sell complete Crows and Servos, but no full kits for either -- I do sell virtually all of the parts for Servo, and 90% of the parts for Crow. The remaining bits are hardware and/or eBay items, commonly available.
[/offtopic]

Hey, wait, there's a tie-in; in the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, they made fun of one of the Space: 1999 movies (the two Metamorph episodes, as I recall).
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 19-04-2006, 12:14 PM   #6
shrugger
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Great and Terrible Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 504
Default

Right fine indeed. I feel ya when it comes to taking pix. Seems the one thing
you want to point out is the thing that never wants to show clearly
Can't wait to see your future progress.



AAHH... MST3K one of my fav's. Are those parts your offering the only
ones you have? Or just the one's you have at this time?

Locating that Freakin flashlight for Tom is proving to be somewhat problematic
shrugger is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2006, 02:22 PM   #7
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrugger
AAHH... MST3K one of my fav's. Are those parts your offering the only
ones you have? Or just the one's you have at this time?

Locating that Freakin flashlight for Tom is proving to be somewhat problematic
In fact I'm making the vacuformed shoulders & trains now, too; I have yet to add them to the storefront.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2006, 06:38 PM   #8
Gumdrop and Spider
Astrophysics Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 497
Default

I'll contact you to take a Crow!.....He is as cool as Eagles!
Gumdrop and Spider is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2006, 03:46 AM   #9
CR
Science Officer
 
CR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: wandering the universe
Posts: 5,472
Default

A few years ago, a friend of mine received a cheap plastic gumball machine for Christmas. It was grey, but was unmistakeably the same style used for Tom Servo's head! (He still has it to this day for that reason.)
CR is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2006, 05:47 AM   #10
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CR
A few years ago, a friend of mine received a cheap plastic gumball machine for Christmas. It was grey, but was unmistakeably the same style used for Tom Servo's head! (He still has it to this day for that reason.)
They come in a variety of colours. Servo's true head has a few modifications, but it's basically the gumball machine.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 02-05-2006, 02:55 AM   #11
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Attitude thrusters for the 44", prototype.


Last edited by Neal; 21-08-2008 at 03:30 AM.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 12:15 PM   #12
shrugger
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Great and Terrible Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 504
Default

SHINY!
shrugger is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 03:37 PM   #13
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrugger
SHINY!
True. Debating how to best weather them.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 10:33 PM   #14
shrugger
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Great and Terrible Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 504
Default

Don't be too quick in thinking the bell's need any adjustment
I likes em that way myself.
shrugger is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:28 AM   #15
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Weathered thrusters, trimmed a bit, and with simulated heat discoloration:


Last edited by Neal; 21-08-2008 at 03:30 AM.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 03-05-2006, 12:20 PM   #16
shrugger
Eagle Pilot
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Great and Terrible Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 504
Default

But then again...
shrugger is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 06:09 PM   #17
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrugger
But then again...
Still experimenting, these may not be final. I like them shiny too.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 08:25 PM   #18
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default


All four. The heat discoloration proves difficult to photograph clearly with the flash.

Last edited by Neal; 21-08-2008 at 03:30 AM.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 08:39 PM   #19
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neal
The heat discoloration proves difficult to photograph clearly with the flash.
Here's a close-up under natural light:

Last edited by Neal; 21-08-2008 at 03:30 AM.
Neal is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 04:07 AM   #20
Neal
Astrophysics Technician
 
Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 466
Default Command Module

My CM.

Last edited by Neal; 21-08-2008 at 03:30 AM.
Neal 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 09:57 PM.


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