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Space: 1999 model kits: A word from Brian Johnson

posted by JamieH 8:45 AM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Space:1999 effects supervisor and model designer Brian Johnson has always been very complimentary of our work on Space:1999 kits. In fact, we make a point to put a statement of endorsement from him on our kits whenever possible. Unfortunately, in the case of the Nuclear Waste Area 2 set, I waited until the last minute before sending a request for a statement from him.

I didn’t want to make his effort go to waste though… (wow, pun much?) So I’ll post his kind words here and show a few behind the scenes images of Brian and his crew at work on the scene from the show that inspired this set.

How refreshing to see additions to the kits containing my Eagle craft from Space 1999. For those keen modellers who like to enhance their dioramas MPC have now introduced from “Breakaway” the Nuclear Waste Disposal site with all the little accessories including Moonbuggies, bases, figures, Control cones etc.  A lot of time and effort by Round 2 and MPC has been put into offering a really great kit and I hope the sales will show the potential for this and other kits to follow……   BJ


5 Responses to “Space: 1999 model kits: A word from Brian Johnson”

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks for sharing this and thanks for putting in the time, effort and money on all the great Space: 1999 kits. Your work is appreciated by many.

  2. J.o says:

    Great photo’s and nice to see the words from Brian Johnson

  3. ModelManTom says:

    Thanks for always going the extra lengths for the modelers, Jamie.

  4. Brian P Drumm says:

    Didn’t they have heat in those studios? In most of these “behind the scenes” photos I’ve ever seen, Johnson, Allder and company are always wearing heavy sweaters or parkas. I’ve read they lit miniature sets with bulbs as hot as 10,000 watts, so one would think the lights alone would keep them toasty…

  5. Dale Thelander says:

    I also see Nick Allder and Terry Schubert.

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