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My Skydiver drawings

Sky1Driver

Alphans
Skydiver composite

Hello, guys!
One of my all time favorite Meddings designs is that of Skydiver. Because the FX models varied in markings and some details, I created this composite, choosing details from both models. My drawing is based from Jonathan E's terrific color schematic. My sources for research was Capt. Sci-Fi's reference photos of Skydiver and photos posted on UFOseries.com. Enjoy.
Jon
 

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Sky1Driver

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Someone asked for a higher res profile. Here it is. Sorry, its due to file size upload limitations.
 

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Sky1Driver

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Thank you. I cannot take full credit. Jonathan created the original schematic, I just continued on from there. Here is the starboard profile.
 

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Jonathan E

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Love all the extra detailing and I don't know how I missed the silver grey panels behind Sky 1's cannon. I will be revising my drawings to include your contributions. Many thanks and well done.
 

Sky1Driver

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Because the original models have so much detail, I realized that I missed a lot of them. I am posting the updated profiles only. Jonathan E, you don't have an easy hobby.
 

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Jonathan E

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I don;t think any of us who admire Gerry Anderson's work have an easy hobby. But then again doing something worthwhile should not be too easy.
The guys at APF and Century 21 certainly set the bar high, i struggle in two dimensions. I don't know how the guys who build the wonderful replicas do it. :thumbup:
 

Sky1Driver

Alphans
Yep, my mistake in looking at more photos of the filming miniatures. I had to make more corrections. Here are some samples. Enjoy!
 

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Sky1Driver

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Corrected and added more fine details. Sorry for the low resolution. Had to keep it within file size limits. All based on Jonathan E's original.
 

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Sky1Driver

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Thank you! Jonathan E did all the hard work, I just tweaked it. Anyway, I had to make more alterations. This is it (I know I said this before). I love this new forum format, can upload more detailed files. Enjoy.
 

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karr1981

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Thank you! Jonathan E did all the hard work, I just tweaked it. Anyway, I had to make more alterations. This is it (I know I said this before). I love this new forum format, can upload more detailed files. Enjoy.
Looks great mate, and happy you are liking the new forum format

Chris
 

Sky1Driver

Alphans
Trying to create the most accurate color drawings of one of my favorite UFO craft (the next fave is the Space Interceptor) has been akin to building a model kit. You do the research and build it, and then find new sources of info and end up building another one that is more accurate. This is the case here.

Sky 1 is based on the large standalone filming miniature. Diver 1 is based on the small and large filming miniature. It is a pity no photos exist of the large models. The original drawings were done by Jonathan E.
 

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