Space:1999, which originally aired in 1975, featured the crew of Moon Base Alpha as they found themselves stranded on our moon as a nuclear disaster knocked it from Earth’s atmosphere. Gerry Anderson fans remember the outstanding special effects and production values of the show and many would have followed the comic strip in Look-In, drawn by Mike Noble.
The hero ship of the show was the Eagle-1 transporter, and model kit makers MPC have now returned this classic kit to the market. The highly detailed model features simple assembly and measures 12″ long when built and all new updated decals are included.
This special edition kit also includes trading cards with guaranteed signatures from series stars Nick Tate and Catherine Schell, plus a limited edition commemorative Gerry Anderson postcard.
• You can pre-order the limited edition kit now, price £29.99, from the official Gerry Anderson web site here. Please note – if pre-ordering your kit will be delivered as soon as stock arrives (estimated February 2014).
Scale: 1/72 – 12″ long
Skill Level: 2 (ages 12 and up)
Glue assembly, paint required
Moulded in light grey
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.