1/144 C-57D Space Cruiser 'Forbidden Planet' - Polar Lights
A new(ish) saucer in 1/144! For those of you into old Sci-Fi movies, UFO, or just fancy to lineup against your Anigrand Hanebau, Atlantis TR-2/Bernalillo or Area-51 from Pegasus this could be the thing for you!?
Polar Lights have issued a plastic injection kit of the C-57D from the old "Forbidden Planet" classic movie (which is arguably based on Shakespeare's play The tempest'). I don't think you get the "Robbie the Robot" in this kit :(
When someone says the words "science fiction" nothing comes to mind quicker than a flying saucer. The most famous flying saucer in history was the iconic vessel featured in Forbidden Planet, the C-57D. The ship is offered for the first time in a medium scale model kit. At 12" wide, it is a perfect size to fit on any book shelf. The ship can be built in a flying or in a landed position. The lower dome comes injected in clear plastic to show off the inner engine detail.
Interestingly, a search on YouTube reveals people have already customised their C-57Ds with automated legs, lighting systems and even a rotating engine ring!
modeller interested in real space and sci-fi models would do worse than to check out the following, which include a lot of reference material and even scale plans (I recommend shopping around for the best prices)
The Spaceship Handbook,
The Saucer Fleet, and
The Dream Machines: An Illustrated History of the Spaceship in Art, Science and Literature.