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the UFO TV series
is a British television science fiction series created
by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson and produced by
the Anderson's and Lew Grade's Century 21 Productions
for Grade's ITC Entertainment company.
UFO first aired in the UK in 1970 and in US syndication
over the next two years. In all, 26 episodes, including
the pilot, were filmed over the course of more than
UFO spaceship: The extraterrestrial spacecraft can readily
cross the vast distances between their planet and ours,
but are only large enough for one or two crewmembers.
Their time on station is limited; UFOs can only survive
for a couple of days in the Earth's atmosphere before
they heat up, deteriorate, and finally explode. The
alien craft can survive for far longer underwater, however;
one episode deals with the discovery of a secret undersea
alien base. In flight they are surrounded by horizontally-spinning
vanes and emit a distinctive pulsing electronic whine
(actually produced by series composer Barry Gray on
an Ondes Martenot). The craft is armed with a laser-type
weapon, but can be destroyed by conventional explosives.
our UFO model
first we must say that we have started this project
as a "Garage Kit", produced in VERY limited
edition by professional modelmaker (us) for UFO TV series
fans and also for ourself (always us) and
for our own pleasure.
The shape and the size of our model is the result of
numerous iconographic researches, starting from collectors
material to DVD frame grabs.
During this research we had confirmation of something
that we just know: the UFO props used in the series
are different from episode to episode, with minor or
sometimes mayor differences in details and sizes.
Our action of "reverse engineering" at the end take
a mayor basis from some studio pictures (for the size)
and from the Phil Rae UFO blueprints (UFO Type 2).
We find the Philip Rae
one of the original model from the series, so we considered
his technical projects of the alien spacecraft very
We know that one of the original models (UFO type 1?)
have a "flat" shape on the lower clear dome and it don't
have a "flat cylinder" silver base as the "UFO type
2" but we preferred to make the "UFO type 2" because
its general shape is much more beautiful.
You can see above (in the "shape comparision"
pictures) the result of our work comparing our model
to the frame grabs of the series.
The only thing that we don't add to our model are spikes
sticking out of the surface of the dome (Visible in
to which the wires were attached for "flying"
the UFO during the shots.
the way: the striped inner base of our model can appear
you like a "soup plate", but is only a natural effect
of "lens distortion" of the lower clear base - you can
see this distortion also in some frame grabs of the
tv show. Its actual shape is like the Phil
Phil Rae blueprint
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Phil Rae blueprint
- MODEL KIT - £155 GBP (United Kingdom Pounds),
€210 EUR (Euro), $300 USD (United States Dollars) + shipping
Because the models are hand-crafted and
made one by one
allow two woking weeks for shipping (from funds clearance)
Our model kits contain small parts that can present
a choking hazard to small children.
All our model products are intended for ages 12 and up.