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Captain Future COMET
I always wanted to build the Future Comet big enough to hold mini figures.. and I thought this could be a model others (old and new Captain Future fans) may want to build too.
Captain Future is an anime series of the 80s based on books of Edmond Hamilton. Captain Future and his crew Otho, Grag, and Simon Wright are always dedicated to help other people and face various enemies as they work for the President of the System. Their ship is called the "Comet". The series was very popular in Europe and was called "Capitaine Flam" in France and "Capitan Futuro" in Italy and Spain.
The model is 73cm (29 inches) long, 38cm (15 inches) wide and 35cm (14inces) high.
The cockpit section now holds four mini figures.
I built a small Cosmoliner prototype which could fit into the hangar section. The cockpit is still in the works. All Star Wars cockpits either don't fit or don't look good enough. :-(
BTW: Captain Future may make its way to the movie theaters! A film adaption is in the works by Christian Alvart. Woohoo!
Finally the Future Crew is complete! (including Yiek and Oak!)
See the picture below.
The "F" logo is now attached to the stand. Also the small stage which displays the minifigures is now a part of the stand as well. A new picture shows the rear section of the cockpit.
The stand supports the wings and the long rear section of the model and serves as a display for the crew.
At first I wanted the Cosmoliner (a small ship which is transported in a hangar in the rear section of the Comet) to fit into the rear section of the ship, but then I decided to leave it out because I had no space (and not the bricks to keep the stability and the room) But I think it could be done and would be really cool. Maybe the cockpit section of the available TIE Fighter could be used.
Meet the Future crew, Otto (Otho), his pet Oak, Joan Landor, the robot Grag, his pet Yiek, Professor Simon Wright and Captain Future.
The cockpit can be opened and has space for four mini figures. Two in the "front" and two in the "rear" part of the cockpit. Maybe some kind of hinges could be used to open the cockpit.
The "wing" section was tricky to build. The section is stable now (although the wings can move a bit) Maybe there are some technic bricks which could be used..
The white 4x4 cones on the wing tips should be transparent blue to match the "bulb" like appearance of the wing tips of the "real" Comet.
I think this could be a very interesting model.
Imagine a package showing the Comet, the Cosmoliner and the crew...
Please support this model so that new and old Future Fans can build the ship of their 80s hero.