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'Space 1999' Moonbase Alpha hangar - October 2012

Posted by Tim Kidwell
on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mike Walston, Bradenton, Florida

Mike modified AMT/Ertl’s “Space: 1999” Eagle by cutting open the framework, adding stamped-metal steering rockets to the command module, and making additional engine piping from heavy-gauge wire. The landing gear undercarriage was made from plastic struts and cocktail straws. Mike says, “After doing some research (watching DVDs) on how to display my Eagle in a more dynamic setting, I found a couple of shots showing the ships being moved around the Moonbase Alpha hangar with overhead cranes.” Mike scratchbuilt the crane from 1/16" plastic stock, heavy-gauge wire, and parts from his spares box; the assembly is supported by a 1/8"-thick aluminum bar and fitted in an 8" x 12" base. The red-striped Rescue Module, plain, white Passenger Module, and an extra Command Module round out the scene.

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