UFO Skydiver SS - Gerry Anderson

Lazyeagle

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Hi

Not sure if many of you guys across the pond got to see the Gerry Anderson British stuff like UFO- I'm sure many of you have caught a glimpse of Thunderbirds and SPACE 1999. Well UFO was about a secret organisation battling an alien enemy, storylines were cheesy but the models were amazing pictured below is my SkyDiver attack submarine- It's basically a submarine which has a jet fighter attached called Sky One. The model is a kit available from a friend but I've modified it and added my own scratchbuilt details. The front jet interceptor can separate from the main sub body- attached through an internal bolt. Still very much wip, with many more details and countours to shape and fix... hope you like.. Ship is about 38" kit made by a company called Studio 2 here in the UK.

Hulls reworked;











Getting there...
















Maybe re-work this Hasbro toy to SS levels while I await Steve Neisen's Tie & Y-wing kits on order....



Thanks all...oh will post my ss Space 1999 Eagle for next week...

'Jay...
 

CessnaDriver

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Great work!

UFO was rather popular actually in the states.
I remember it well, as do my friends.
 

feek61

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Oh watched the show when I was a kid and have the DVDs but have not watched them. I always loved the models . . .urrrrrr . . . I mean ships in that show. This looks great!!!! Can't wait to see how it turns out.


Will
 

Lazyeagle

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Thanks chaps for the compliments. Sorry should have realised that UFO was watched Stateside. Yes Sky One is a distinctive design, always reminded me of an F-100 Super Sabre on steroids.....

Jay..
 

CessnaDriver

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Some things you just don't forget.







Oh how the interceptor pilots must have hated moon deployment.
 

Harada357

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The SKYDIVER SS is AWESOME - I don't know where I could even display the finished project !!

As for Lt Gay Ellis - Her little clothes changing scene is one of the most famous or popular scenes of the TV series.

They should have her changing clothes in Every episode - maybe it would NEVER have been canceled !!!!
 

Colin Droidmilk

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What episode is that from?? Picked up about 90% of the series on VHS in a charity shop, but it looks like I'm missing the best installment...
 

TK4611

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It's from the first episode of Season One.
What I like is the way the guy who is sitting in the 'locker room' doesn't even bother to avert his eyes, much less leave the room - classic pervage.
 

RCnut

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About time you finished this huh. Ha ha I can say that now :) Nose section, Phils Sky 1 ......From the front Tip of nose to flutes 84mm Front of flutes to end of flutes 77mm, Both meausurments taken from the top. (Sorry Sanjay, Allways thought that nose was a bit to long) Total length of Sky1 is 24 inches. You can do the math, Also the 3 each side track details are not recessed into the main body, they sit on the surface. Apart from that it looks the biz :)
 

Lazyeagle

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I forgot about this one....thanks Hans Zarkov

Mamas (RCnut)- I tend to lie and it has a negative effect of lengthening the nose of my Skydiver...pity it doesn't work on any other parts of my anatomy.....You are the certifiable UFO geek with that slide rule of yours....anyway I should post up a few pictures - she're pretty much finished just need to airbrush the weathering. Btw RCnut mastered this pattern so check out Studio 2. Hey remember that 1/24 Firefox of yours....well she's on the bench.....
 

RCnut

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Sanjay (Lazyeagle) Post the pics and do some for the Firefox, Been thinking of pulling one from the moulds to do for myself :)
 
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