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Hey folks,

I need some reference material on the Laser tank from Space:1999. The one that most resembles the "Eagle". Anyone have any pictures they would like to share or some links to follow would be greatly appreciated. The building process has begun and it is the big 1/25 scale.

Thank you all,
Rob.
 

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Thank you very much Mr. Brown,

I already have those links, but keep them coming. Someone is bound to come up with something new eventually. Can anyone identify some of the kitbashed parts? I'm already familiar with the Chieftain parts, Gemini parts and Saturn V parts, but can anyone tell me what the two parts are just under the turret and what parts were used to make the turret itself? The two parts under the turret I'm referring to are just forward of the turret mount and just behind the CM where the turret would rest.

Thank you folks,
Rob.
 

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Rob--

I think that Jim Small had a write-up on his web site. I could be wrong, though...Maybe it was in the Cybrary...
 

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Hello again folks,

I'm once again bringing this thread to life.

The last remaining pieces to be identified are the gun/turret mount ("U" shape), the part of the gun that the "U" shaped mount attaches to on the gun itself and the part which attaches the gun to the deck.

Anyone have any ideas on these last few parts? I'm working on identifying each of these pieces on some pictures so we'll know exactly where we are and so everyone can help with those last couple of parts. Make an educated guess so we can look in those directions.

Thank you in advance folks,
Rob.
 

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Hello portland182,

Thank you for the reply. I've been contemplating the e-mail to Mr. Bower, but I figured he wouldn't say........who knows though I guess.

The rear door IS a copy of the moonbus door, but is scratchbuilt.
 

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Ok folks,

Been away awhile, but I can update this thread a bit now for those interested, so here goes.

99.9% of the research has been done and the build has started. Here's a couple of the progress:

Here's some of the tank before I primed it:

http://members.cox.net/hobby/latest.JPG

Here's a couple after I primed it:

http://members.cox.net/hobby/more.JPG

The scatchbuilt rear hatch:

http://members.cox.net/hobby/door.JPG

The unidentified gun parts I had to scratchbuild too (anyone who recognises these, or even a suggestion, please post what you think they are. They ARE kit parts from something):

http://members.cox.net/hobby/gun.JPG


And here's a BITMAP I've been working on to help with some of the kit part identification:

http://members.cox.net/hobby/Laser1.JPG

Questions and comments are welcome as always!
 

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Simply fantastic work. Keep up the good work and show us your progress. BTW, we see this vehicle in wich episode?

Steph
 

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Thank you f1steph!

Very briefly in the episode "The Infernal Machine". The big machine (Gwent)they are sent out to attack (three tanks total sent out), soon blows all three tanks to smithereenies! They are also shown, very, very briefly in the opening sequence of another episode, but are not actually in the episode at all.
 

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I think I remember that episode and what you're talking about. I'll look at it when I'll have a chance. BTW, we're working on the same subject, I'm working on an Ertl Eagle right now. Keep posting your progress, it's gonna be a masterpiece.


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Hey,

I will keep things updated. For what it's worth, all I do is Space:1999, so if you think I can be of service, don't hesitate to let me know.
 

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Sweet, a Space 1999 expert. Do you happen to have a good picture of the landing strut, especially showing the shock absorder portion? Can't find a good one that would help me modifiy the ugly Ertl one.

Thanks for offering your help. I will surely use it.

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FRIGGIN' GORGEOUS WORK!!!! :eek:

Man, that is incredible! I'm saving your pics as reference for my eventual Alpha tank build-up!
 

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Thank you Perfesser.

Glad you enjoy the progress! Again, you let me know if you need help building your tank also.

Steph, What would you like the picture of.....actual studio or something I've done?
 

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Eagle-1 said:
Steph, What would you like the picture of.....actual studio or something I've done?
Any pictures clear enough to show the actual structure of the landing strut and shock absorber. I'd like to see what you've done also, naturally. Must be another masterpiece. BTW, do you have a site where we can see your Space 1999 vehicules?

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Hey Steph,

No, I don't have a website.....I apologize.

Here's some gear I just did on a Product Enterprise Eagle. The same basic principle applies to the AMT/ERTL/AIRFIX...etc, and to some extent, the WARP.

Under construction:
http://members.cox.net/hobby/gear.JPG

Finished:
http://members.cox.net/hobby/latest1.JPG

Product Enterprise Eagle completed and in a side by side comparison with a "box stock" PE (the modified one has the stripes...my version of a rescue Eagle ;) ):
http://members.cox.net/hobby/complete.JPG

I'll dig up something from a studio Eagle later.

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Thanks Rob for your pictures. You did a nice job on your Rescue Eagle. Did you have problems when you painted the stripes (because of the carved lines on the side of the pod). I have the procedure on how to do a working landing strut like yours. I don't think I'll do that, I 'll just built some with plastics tubes. We can see the studio Eagle on John Small's web site. But we can't see clearly the landing strut. Maybe you have some other pictures that show them.
Thanks again,
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Hey,

No, the stripes weren't too big a problem, but they can bleed under the tape if you aren't careful. That's not too big a problem either if you'll layer smaller pieces of tape first making sure you get it down into all the recesses. I've got a better landing gear picture for you. I'm sending it in a PM. Let me know if this is what you need?

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Hi Rob,

Perfect. That's what I was looking for. BTW, how big is your tank? Did you built any other Space 1999 vehicule ?(metamorph Eagle, Eagle with the lab pod or any alien vehicule, Moonbase Alpha).

Thanks a lot

Steph
 
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