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New MPC Space 1999 Commlock/Stun Gun kit

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New MPC Space 1999 Commlock/Stun Gun kit
Posted by mach71 on Monday, November 1, 2021 12:37 PM

The postman just dropped this off! I've been waiting for an injection molded

kit since 1975!

Initial impressions are good! The size looks good, as does the detail and engineering.

 

 

 

 

It looks like parts are supplied for season 1 and 2 

It's not too complicated and looks like it will build into some nice props!

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, November 1, 2021 12:56 PM

The parts are washed for painting.

 

 

 

R2 molded the commlock in a medium grey and the Stun Gun in a light grey.

Niether is the correct color for the prop, but I'll be painting them.

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, November 1, 2021 3:43 PM

I got a coat of primer on

 

 

That will be all until tomorrow.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 1, 2021 6:02 PM

Cool!  Something you don't see every day - in fact I've never seen that kit.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:25 AM

Nice..

These look like prime candidates for some internal lighting/sound features.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:38 PM

Cool, they'll look great in your prop collection Mach71!! 

I agree with Phil- they'd look great with some lights in there! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:15 PM

Been re-watching the series so it's fresh in mind. Big Smile

Box art indicates they put some serious effort into them. 

Looking foward to watching the build progress!

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:19 PM

Sorry, 

I forgot to update this thread.

 

I finished these today, All that I need to do is clear coat them.

 

I decided to build the Stun Gun that Monty Python's Terry Jones drops in his cameo on Breakaway, When he comes to stun Collins at area 2.

 

 

It's unique in that it has a flat top and only 2 colored rectangle on the handle. Probably one of the 1st props built.

 

 

I had issues with priming and painting, even though I washed everything, the paint did not want to stick. After much priming and sanding I got accaptable coverage, not great.

 

 

 

Finished:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Monday, January 24, 2022 5:50 AM

As is to be expected, I just saw that the lighting kits for both kits are now available.  This morning I got a update from Monsters in Motion and it had them on the bottom of the e-mail.

Now I may have to go find the models.  They would look good sitting next to my Galactica laser and S.T. Enterprise pistols.

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, January 24, 2022 6:45 AM

The models are usually available at culttvman.com

 

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, January 24, 2022 8:40 AM

https://www.culttvmanshop.com/NEW-Space-1999-Stun-Gun-and-Commlock-11-scale-from-MPCR2_p_6535.html

 

Cult does have them in stock along with a set of paint masks.

 

I don't see the lighting kit yet on Cult's site.

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, January 24, 2022 12:42 PM

Looks like the cost to buy two different light kits, one for each of the models, would be about $100, not to mention the aggravation of soldering tiny wires to tiny circuit boards.

I think I'll pass, thank you.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:43 AM

Weird about them not wanting to take paint- but the results look fantastic! Love those even without the lighting.

Your and Jim Kirk's models probably look better than the props from the show considering they were probably tossed around and dinged up by the actors and prop guys.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, January 28, 2022 6:49 PM

Thanks!

 

They do look great! R2 did a great job with the kit!

 

They build very nice.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, January 28, 2022 7:15 PM

I was highly disappointed when I received this kit.  Cheap, cheap, cheap!

Thin plastic, no detailing, few parts, lousy instructions.  I think it is barely worth about half of the asking price.

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:32 AM

Sorry you feel that way.

 

I did post photo's of the the entire kit, all the parts and the instructions.

 

Build it, I'm guessing you will like the results.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:49 AM

Mach71,

Yes, thank you for the good photo post.  I bought the kit before you posted that, so I had no preview to go on.  

You did a great job, and yes, I will build them...  I see this as an opportunity to practice painting metallic finishes.

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Posted by PhoenixG on Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:15 PM

If you had problems with how the paint applied it sure doesn't show in the final product.  They turned out fantastic!

I may have to pick up a set to complement the Hawk I am currently working on.

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:07 AM

Thanks! 

 

The paint is acceptable, but far from perfect.

 

I have that Hawk kit also, I should build it to compair it to the old Airfix Hawks.

I have turned aluminium motors to use on my build.

 

How will you paint yours? I would love to see a build thread on it.

 

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Sunday, February 13, 2022 5:23 PM

I thought I would paint it as filmed.  There are things I like about the preproduction model, but I think the orange helps to more immediately call out the differences to the Eagle.

Sure I'll get a thread going on it.  Yes It's in the earliest stage so it's a good time for it.

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:40 AM

Thanks!

 

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