A short while ago, Jan Rukr became very interested in the POTA series, especially the spacecraft. During my email chats with him, we discussed the ship that is seen in the second movie. When Jan asked me about a tail lander model, I pointed him to the page that gave my preliminary sketch on the 'intact' tail lander and asked him if he wanted to build a model of it. He said he was in the process already of building the wrecked ANSA spacecraft from the second movie. I was eager to see this paper model, because, to the best of my knowledge, this is the FIRST physical representation of Brent and / or Skipper's ANSA spacecraft, as well as the FIRST representation of any wrecked spacecraft in paper model form, let alone any other form.
Jan asked me for a name for the ship, and what I thought it should be called. I told him I had a few names set aside, and gave him those, all from Greek mythology, telling him to pick the name for this ship, as an honor, since he was going to model it. Well, model it he has! Here, for the first time ever, is an actual physical model of the wrecked ANSA spacecraft as seen in the second movie, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes". Please welcome the newly christened "Damocles" as the tail-lander hybrid that we've wondered so much about. Kudos again to Jan for providing this model for both review and download.
Who is "Damocles"?There once was a king whose name was Dionysius. He was so unjust and cruel that he won himself the name of tyrant. He knew that almost everybody hated him, and so he was always in dread lest some one should take his life.
These are the preliminary modeling shots. Jan is going to add more detail, and of course, the final model, once downloaded, can be detailed out pretty extensively with small 'to scale' fire extinguishers, additional pieces of wreckage from your spares box, etc. Don't forget the two figures and the scorched earth patch.
Frontal view of preliminary model
Close-up of Brent and / or Skipper's ANSA Spacecraft, notice the hatch is open.
Preliminary detail and modeling of the aft 'booster / descent' stage.
Jan's concept art for the Damocles can be found here...
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