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SID gets a House Call by Drell-7 SID gets a House Call by Drell-7
I must admit, I have a soft spot for Gerry Anderson's various projects over the years. So when Starbase1 over at Foundation3D did a model of one of my favorite designs from "UFO", SID the A.I. Space Intruder Detector, I had to do a scene with it. I modeled the lifting body space ferry, myself. So I get to combine my Gerry Anderson geekery with my "obscure space hardware that never flew" geekery. Bonus! This is a scene that took place during "Operation: Repair SID"

Done in Lightwave and Photoshop.

Thanks for having a look!
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:iconjnadreth:
jnadreth Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
"This is Space Intruder Detector" ^^ If only Starfleet had one the Breen would not have been able to bomb San Francisco in DS9 lol
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow. Did that happen? That wasn't some alternate timeline or quantum nightmare??
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:iconjnadreth:
jnadreth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Just wishful thinking ^^
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
      Man.  I i thought that nobody remeber the lifting body ships.  That is one hell of a diorama.  Love it.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Very cool!! :D I always loved UFO.  As a kid in the early '70s I only caught UFO sporadically, but what I did see, I thought was very cool. I do have the DVD sets, and I must say..the show is much better and darker than I remember. There are parts that are a bit cheesy, but over all the show and stories have aged very well. I now find that I think UFO is actually much better than SPACE:1999. While I do like SPACE: 1999, and the Eagles ALWAYS look great, the show and stories are not aging well at all. With a few exceptions, the stories get cornier with age and viewing. I do love the idea of an update though with Moonbase Alpha becoming a space station.
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TiredJadedSoul Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Smurfy!  My Konami SID should be arriving in a few days and with that I'll have completed my Konami "UFO" series collection of miniatures. There's a large resin garage kit of SID out there but it's often astronomical in price on the rare occasion that it does crop up on Ebay.  Still waiting after all of these years.  The lifting body is interesting ... when I saw the thumbnail I thought you had used the Dove from "Doppleganger / Journey to the Far Side of the Sun."  That might be an interesting combo, it is a lifting body as well and it's from the Gerry Anderson family so ...
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So close ... - cool pic, and would've been even cooler if the lifting body had been the Dove/Doppelganger ;).
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Ptrope! It was very tempting to replace it with the Dove--which I've always loved. One day I'd really like to try modeling the Dove and mother ship from "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun", the title I saw it under.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you're pretty close, now - some stubby winglets, a little more svelte tail, and the side-by-side cabin. Seeing this, I just had to watch the DVD last night, of course ;) (also titled "Journey ... " ).
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DaniRevan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Looks like it was inspired by the Northrop M2-F2. Nice design and concept!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think it was indeed mostly a riff on the M2F2, though , weirdly, only with one vertical fin. I kept wanting to make it look more like the M2F2, I had such sketchy reference from the show, but ,ultimatly, I think I stayed pretty faithful to the model from the show.
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I love the show and your photo is Brilliant
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you sir! I was very disappointed when it went off the air. It was fun fare.
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DACantero Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should really get started on that DVD set of the show I have somewhere.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
As should I. I almost don't want to, fearing my memories are better than it actually was...
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
  Love it.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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LatinVimes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never saw the show, but I like this.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I enjoyed the show so much when it aired--although I find it kind of hard to watch, now. The hardware was very solid design and construction, though.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Huzzah! I'm an old Gerry Anderson fan as well, having, like you, grown up on the stuff. One of the prizes of my collection is my die-cast metal, Dinky UFO Interceptor :D

(I also have a pair of Eagles)

Excellent job, good sir! :clap:
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, good Doctor. In my youth, I had several of the model kits--the Eagle, the Hawk, a really nice Fireball XL-5, sadly all lost to history now. I do own a very nice metal SHADO mobile, now, though.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
SUCH a purdee model... and great work with the lifting body!

SID rocks.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Its one of Starbase1's best models, in my opinion. Easy to work with. The Lifting Body was a bear to research--there are only a couple of very small images I could find on the web, and it varies a lot from the actual Lifting Bodies NASA flew. I think it turned out well enough, from this one particular angle...
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