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.
Design sketches for Alpha Child by Martin Bower, the first model he designed and built for the series.
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.
"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.
Design sketch for Voyager One (designed by Brian Johnson and Martin Bower) from Voyager's Return.
Sidon ship from Voyager's Return
Rough design for Collision Course shuttle
The Phoenix from Death's Other Dominion
Hawk from War Games initial design, based on Brian Johnson's original.
Last Enemy Satazius, based on the Sidewinder from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds. This design is upside down compared to the final model.
Last Enemy escape pod designs
Last Enemy escape pod
One of the tanks from The Infernal Machine
The Ultra Probe command module from Dragon's Domain
The dragon ship from Dragon's Domain
One of the derelicts from Dragon's Domain
Metamorph Eagle boosters
Taybor's gun from The Taybor
Croton ship from Dorzak (titled "mothership").
Dorcon mothership from The Dorcons.
Copyright Martin Willey