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Martin Bower designs

Pre-production artwork from model builder, Martin Bower. These rough sketches were shown to Brian Johnson for design approval, or used to calculate materials and scales. Some of the drawings are dated "1975", but most of them would have been done in either 1974 or 1976.
Reprinted from Comlock newsletter- originally submitted by Mark Shaw. Scanned by Paulo Jorge Morgado.

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Design sketches for Alpha Child by Martin Bower, the first model he designed and built for the series.

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Design sketches for Alpha Child battlecruiser (a modification of model Bower built several years earlier). Note the landing platforms for Jarak's ships. The battleship has the name "Guadalcanal" (misspelled as "Guardal Canal"), after the US Navy helicopter assault ship launched in 1963.

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"Science lab pod" dated 1975. The "lab pod" first seen in Guardian Of Piri was built by Space Models in early 1974, before Martin Bower joined, so this may be a study for a variation or different scale version.

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Design sketch for Voyager One (designed by Brian Johnson and Martin Bower) from Voyager's Return.

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Sidon ship from Voyager's Return

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Rough design for Collision Course shuttle

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The Phoenix from Death's Other Dominion

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Hawk from War Games initial design, based on Brian Johnson's original.

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Plans were used to make sure the 3 scales were similar. See also: Hawk model photos and profile and the Starlog blueprint

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Last Enemy Satazius, based on the Sidewinder from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds. This design is upside down compared to the final model.

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Last Enemy escape pod designs

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Last Enemy escape pod

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One of the tanks from The Infernal Machine

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Ultra Probe design from Dragon's Domain
See also: Ultra Probe model photos

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The Ultra Probe command module from Dragon's Domain

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The dragon ship from Dragon's Domain

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One of the derelicts from Dragon's Domain

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Metamorph Eagle boosters

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Taybor's gun from The Taybor

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Eagle side boosters from New Adam New Eve. See also: model photos

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Rough designs for Superswift from The Bringers Of Wonder
See also: model photos

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Croton ship from Dorzak (titled "mothership").

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Dorcon probe from The Dorcons. According to the text it was designed for the episode Dorzak.
See also: model photos

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Dorcon mothership from The Dorcons.


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