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Repair at Perimeter Relay 8 by RobCaswell Repair at Perimeter Relay 8 by RobCaswell
I'm still having "Anderson on the Brain", pondering the legacy the man left behind. So here we have a lil' Space:1999 vignette with an Eagle bringing a crew out to repair a communications relay near Alpha.

Eagle by Grayworf-Starkiller. Buggy by...? Dystopia antenna by either Moebius, Ajax, or both? Rock by Aery Soul, lunar surface by FirstBastion (at DAZ). M4 space suit by Simon3D and recolored in Alpha's color scheme. DAZ Studio....
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djbear65 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Hey Rob,

WOW! I'm a Space 1999 addict and really love this.

I am producing products for sale at a Space 1999 convention in Peterborough UK this September. A lot of the starts of the show will be there as well as Jaimie Anderson. 

All profits will go to the Jerry Anderson Fund. I was wondering if you or any other artists you know who create Space 1999 artwork would be willing to donate some artwork or Vectors for printing on mugs, caps, t-shirts, chromalux panels etc. All artists will be credited for their work and contribution.  I would like to be able to produce some large panels for the auction too. I know it is lot to ask... If you could mention this to anyone else who may be interested in helping I would be really grateful. I already have a chap called Marco who has donated a Hand Laser graphic. Vectors are really useful of course too. 

Regards DJ
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'll ask around and see if anyone I know is interested. Good luck with the venture... and I'm glad you like my work! :)
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Ganeus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Wow, nostalgia. I remember the french dubbing being hilariously poor for anyone but the main characters.

But that's not giving the show proper recognition, right ? I also remember quite a lot of philosophical insight behind it, at least during the first season. It was innovative. And pairing Landau with Morse was a genius move. The two of them could've run the show by themselves.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
The first season was definitely the stronger. Losing Morse in season 2 really lost something vital.
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah........ memories!  A fun little sci-fi show.  Like all of them, the plot was preposterous but the Eagles were superb from an engineering point of view! :thumbsup:
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Agreed. It's a design that still feels attractive and possible.
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nobbe42 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
...brings back old memories :)
Great job buddy!!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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zexonar Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Always had a thing for this design... it made SENSE in the real world... Would love to see more images of this thing making use of it's different modular configurations - skeleton without the central cargo pod, skeleton removed with the cockpit and rear engines only, or cockpit as a life-buoy... Different cargo pods too.

Even makes sense from a maintenance point of view because of the interchangeable modules. Why are we trying to build the CEV and such? Launch one of these babies and you've got the whole mission in one convenient package. You could even use HLV's to launch the modules into orbit piece by piece, and simply dock them together in orbit and ... zoom... to the moon...
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree, it's a great design and cool to look at even by current standards. But as an atmospheric vehicle.... well that's where the plausibility breaks down...
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zexonar Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No.... an atmospheric vehicle could be mounted in the module carrying frame...
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
That would be one way to deal with it.
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IanRajah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
the Eagle is still one of the most impressive spaceships ever to appear on television !!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I do tend to agree :)
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Fastmax Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
There were plans for a movie on this too before Anderson's passing, ...tentatively titled "SPACE: 2099".
Gotta love "the machine most closet to being a reality" in all tv sci-fi.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well even if 2099 had happened, Gerry's condition wouldn't have allowed him to be part of it. Still, he left us a great, inspiring legacy.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
If you have to have a disease "Anderson on the brain" is certainly one of the better ones. ;) This is a wonderful vignette. It's a nice slice of daily routine life that is good to see. Actioners are always fun, but daily routine life can be interesting too, and this shows it. Beautiful work as always! :D
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, bud. Yeah, I'm rather fond of the "slice of (SF) life" themes. Look for more from me in the future, I'm sure!
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is what they look like before the explosion!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stop looking! It may go off! ;p
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yikes!
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snowking68 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved this show but I guess i just dated myself LOL
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not too badly ;)
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snowking68 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had the toys too god to be 9 again
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Simple yet awe inspiring.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll happy accept that combo!


With brown rice and miso soup, please ;)
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Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Awesome! :)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad it tickles yer retinas!
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
(A low n' slow) Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......*sniff*
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup. That about sums it.....
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Farwanderer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I was never a big fan of Space: 1999, BUT I always thought they had one of the best and believable spaceships in SF with the Eagles. Great work as always.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup... it's a cool design that deserved a better show.... sorta like the 70's TV Buck Rogers starfighter.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup... it's a cool design that deserved a better show.... sorta like the 70's TV Buck Rogers starfighter.
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Farwanderer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
It's amazing how the Buck Rogers Starfighter almost became the Viper in Battlestar Galactica. I love both of those designs also.

If they had used that design in Galactica I wonder what the re-imaged fighter would look like.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Mm! Good point! I wonder....
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe the buggy was already there and abandoned. And the eagle was sent to recon the area and see where the personnel disappeared to.

If that is the moon buggy from the Space:1999 site it is by the Great Raja.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is.... so Great Raja it is. Thanks!
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my pleasure!!!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Is this some NEW style of landing for the Eagle. I see no flame, no wreckage, no huge trench in the lunar surface. Clearly this pilot has a LONG way to go in his training.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, they've got some new guy driving. Carter hasn't taught him proper crash technique yet. Carter is the CrashMaster (tm).
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
I knew there had to be a reason.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
There's ALWAYS a reason!
Just not always a good one.... ;p
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ROFLMAO!!!
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Bartlebooth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful space render, bro! Love the balancing effect of the antenna in this image. The little spaceman is a touch of class.
I like when you venture out of "the Trek". :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL! Well...too much of any one thing can be bad... Star Trek included ;)
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanx!
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
these shadows are really (and almost irritatingly) hard!
but that's what they are like on moon, right?
However, I do love the camera....and the little jumping guy and I even love that yellow splash of colour coming from the exploring-vehicle!
That's neat :)
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I kind of figured that "little jumping guys" would be almost as good as "little people in windows" for you ;)
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Metryq Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
The shadows on the Moon would be less diffuse than here on Earth, but they would not be pitch black. Some of the diffusion on Earth comes from clouds and the atmosphere itself, scattering light everywhere, thus making the sky itself bright. Although lunar regolith is generally very dark (about like worn asphalt), it does scatter some light. Andrew Price's excellent "Introduction to the Cycles Rendering Engine" in Blender [link] illustrates the scattering effects of a real environment. (Some 3D packages call this "global lighting" or "radiosity.")

Check any of the photos from the Apollo Moon landings. The pilots always landed with the sun at their backs. Photos taken in the shadow of the lander show plenty of scattered light. (Of course, anyone who believes the landings were faked need not check the photos.)
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