I haven't had much time to add anything to my Blog in the last couple of weeks - too little time as there has been lots to do at work, overdue gardening tasks to catch up on at the weekends and several evenings has been taken up with either:
a) preparing activities for about 40 Cubs and Scouts out in the woods yesterday evening and
b)painting numbers and sticking googly eyes on 100 small pebbles for a fund-raiser at our Community Festival this coming weekend!
I've been working on assorted little projects when I can snatch a few minutes, coming soon are...
Industrial type building constructed using Hirst Arts starship moulds (nearing completion - just need to cast up a few extra bits that I've run out of)
Some more shacks and a few wrecked/burnt out cars
GZG crusties (finally managed to watch District 9 last week!)
More work on the Eagle, starting with paint stripping and filing off mould lines
I'll be trying to take a few more photographs over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Finally... a thank you to Mark from Dropship Horizon for giving my Blog a mention!
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Space 1999 Eagle Transporter
I picked up this old Dinky Toys Space 1999 Eagle Transporter for £2 in a junk shop.
It is clearly in need of some TLC having lost engines, most of the RCS thruster nozzles and the majority of its paint! I'm planning to strip off the battered green Dinky Toys paint scheme and re-paint in a more appropriate grey/white colour scheme. There is so little of the old paint scheme left that I won't feel guilty about destroying it. Prior to painting, some quick surface detailing will be added to the interior of the support tray which runs down the spine of the ship, and to the sides of the access ways which will be inside the structural cage. A few sequins, plasticard bits and wire wrapped guitar strings will add a nice selection of technical gubbins. The "beak" command module will have mould-lines and joins smoothed over, and casting marks on the undercarriage pod "shoulders" and landing feet will also be filled / filed smooth.
As the craft is currently without engines or transport pod, I'm thinking that it will be a static display piece - a long disused ship, stripped of many of the useful parts and incorporating some sort of lean-to building underneath (where the pod would have fitted). In fact I already have a scenario idea which would make use of this piece of scenery...
One day I may try and scratch build some engines - I have a plastic Eagle kit partially constructed, with a set of fuel tanks, engine bells etc. which will provide a good template. For now though, it will just be cleaned up and re-built as it is.