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Terrahawks - MEV Model

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2020.11.27
Gerry Anderson & Christopher Burr's Terrahawks - The Bray Studios Production Sale. Auction 30/11/20

I saw this shared by my friend and master model builder; David Sisson.
Without that, I would've never come across it.

This is a great video. If you watch to the end, you get a great look at the MEV, which is completely different to the Captain Scarlet MEV.
This intriguing vehicle is used about twice in the show; to my memory; and only briefly. The only close-up shots you get are from the side.
You can see here that the crane arm (with laser cannon) is rail-mounted, so it can travel to the front of the vehicle and pick something up in-front of the cockpit.
I remember that the gun on the crane arm is gobsmackingly powerful; creating absolute havoc among the enemy with only a few shots.
Also, you can see that the vehicle must come in two variants; one with caterpillar tracks as seen in "To Catch a Tiger" and then with skis, like you see here.
They must have a few of these machines on SpaceHawk, since the one that you see is marked as #4.

I like the space tank as well, with the rows of zeroids on either side, which would've presumably worked like phalanx guns for suppressing fire or missile interception.

These models have held up surprisingly-well, given that nearly 40 years have passed by.
Updated Nov 27, 2020, 10:45 AM
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Tiri on The Hypnochair

avatar Crash
2020.11.26
With the working from home extending on forever, I thought I needed a bigger chair.
So I went looking online, saw this one, and that was me finished.

I call it the hypnochair because you can stand and watch the light patterns for ages.
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256 Booby Trap: Human Factor (Unused Cue)

avatar Crash
2020.11.22
256 Booby Trap: Human Factor (Unused Cue) - YouTube

My friend Bruce shared this ace unused track by Ron Jones, that was done for the TNG episode; Booby Trap, which was a good and memorable episode from reasonably early in the series.

This version has a lot more power than the version that was used, and it stands up much better on its own but it might be that the final version fits the quiet tension of the show better.

In the scene where the finished version of this track was used, Picard schools his crew by manoeuvring the 642m Enterprise D through an asteroid field with practically no engine output; only a single burst from the impulse drive and a few corrections from the RCS thruster quads.

This was one way Picard was an absolute chief; something they completely forgot when they made the new Picard series.
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Star Fleet Saturday 2-07

avatar Crash
2020.11.13


Here's a lovely illustration of the Dai-X by Japanese artist; Shiba, which I found on Pixiv.

I got two Japanese magazines with some material on X Bomber delivered today, along with an old copy of the UK Fantastic Films magazine, which covers the show.
It'll take me a while to scan the relevant bits but we should have some updates for xbomber.co.uk soon.
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Sketchbook - Scout Warbird

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2020.10.31
 

It's another old thing that I found and coloured;
I think it was supposed to be a Romulan ship; half-way in size between the TNG scoutship and the Nemesis Warbird.
I have a couple of other Romulan ships here:
http://xbomber.co.uk/?dir=Other%2FSketchbook
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Sketchbook - Space Pirates

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2020.10.24


I think I drew these little pirate ships as enemies for the stardart that I scanned back in May.
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Poster Framing

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2020.10.17


I got my pictures back from the framing shop behind the Chantry in Morpeth.  The guy there's very good.

I see that the Eric Chu Terrahawks one is now available again on the Anderson store, (but not in the original size).
Mine had a bit of a crease in one corner when it arrived, so I found a mint one on eBay.

The red one is from Japan, advertising the PS2 game based on the Chinese CGI anime show; Zentrix, which is a really lovely TV series.

The black one shows all the principal vehicles used in the Japanese-made Gerry Anderson show; Firestorm, which is also one of my favourites.
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Rain's Flightsuit Helmet and Alliance Delta Bomber

avatar Crash
2020.10.14
Here's some slightly more recent stuff, relating to X-Bomber the Game ...

I figured that the pilot of the WingBlade ship needed a really substantial flightsuit helmet to help with the forces linked to the ship's acceleration and the complexity of monitoring the ship's systems and armament.

I've been wanting to put the purple delta wing bombers from the Bomber X comic (along with their carriers) in the game for a long time but it's finding the right time to embark on what will be quite a time-consuming job if it's going to be done right.

I doodled them in preparation for that, while I was in a hospital waiting room many moons ago.
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Sketchbook - Discovery Compact Phaser

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2020.10.08
I finished this outline and turned it into a little go-between for the Discovery and TOS phasers.

Anyway, here's hoping we get a second series of Lower Decks ... :)
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Sketchbook - Old Weapons

avatar Crash
2020.09.24


Well, now that I have Windows set up again with scanner drivers and a new, spangly Photoshop, I can scan things and do stuff with them.

I was digging again through my mountains of old drawings and found these.
The first one was clearly based on the fusion cannon from Descent.
The second one reminds me of the rifle from Blade: Trinity but is meant to be a rotary weapon.
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