Toys love it, and so should you. The thing about Space is that there is so darn much of it. We figured we should have a whole section devoted to Space.
So here it is.
Like much that is Small, all of this grew out of a single thought many years ago. This page is dedicated to the dream that now has me.
What follows are links to pictures of my custom Mego-scaled spacecraft. Mostly crappy pictures of projects largely still "in process," but a complete index of Small spacecraft to-date.
Let me just start by saying that my first custom Mego spaceship was a Head & Shoulders bottle with an oval cut into one side. Just so you know where I'm coming from, ok? I was less than 10 years old, and it was the best landspeeder a kid could want.
Anyway, about 15 years ago I found this metal Hollywood film can at a garage sale for $20. I knew in an instant that I would make a spaceship for Megos out of it, and I hauled that thing around for years before I started cutting and working on it. In the end, I had made my second Mego spaceship, one far more durable than the H&S bottle.
I also played around with ships
made from styro-packing for a while:
... and I had fun, but I always dreamed of something a little more solid, because this is SPACE we are talking about, right?
ASA Prosperity 8.
Fully wired, 6 feet long, all PVC, baby.
The P8 Action Menu
I'm also working on Trinket
19, my monster project that hangs in the barn with a cardboard
wing template. We'll get this heap in orbit some day...
Meanwhile, I had been lurking
at NASA sites, going ISS crazy, dreaming about cramped Soyuz
adventures, and during my vacation, in a fit one day, I built
ASA Space Station "Spirit of Compliance" (crew of 1:
Tech Sgt. Howie Cloister).
...which has a companion drone
ship made from the torso of an RC robot that I found at the dump.
I have 2 of these GrabTech Drone Pods now. I like pairs.
And then I finally found something
fun to do with those Buzz Lightyear pods I had been saving (...which
means I Dremel the guts out of them, trading lights and sound
for leg room, but it holds up to 3 Megos when I'm done!)
***I should point out here that
ALL of these spaceships use a standard 3 inch PVC Docking Ring,
so any ship can dock with any other in the fleet. I've included
a Remmie Martin for scale in this pod's docking ring:
This was made with an Ab-Flex
device that I found at the dump. Still really raw - the
wing is in pieces. TOP SECRET, still...
|Toys in Space are special playthings. They are cool, they are tough, and they exude all of the qualities we like to see; gumption, daring, lust for adventure, and good sense in quality footgear.||
AM Lindex in the Command Center
G7 Hanger test1
Special Agent Hoot
Encyclopedia Galactica: Toys in Space
L-R: Com. Lucy Ng, Com. JT Eagle, AM Lindex, Com. Maxwelton
ASA Grunion (flying) with Grab-Tech77A Drone Pod
now with cheap effects!
while under construction
Not sure if this helps, but here is a "plan" for the P8. Lot's of technical stuff.