The Invaders

I’m just about to pack up my computer ready for the move, but thought I’d just post this little model I made after seeing a referance to ‘The Invaders’ on Doug Drexlers wall on Facebook. The UFO model for the show was actually made by ‘Production Models Shop’ who were the same guys that made the USS Enterprise for the original Star Trek series. I used to watch this show when I was a kid, so it was quite fun making this iconic UFO in 3D!

The Invaders – Alien beings from a dying planet
Their destination : The Earth
Their purpose : To make it their world
David Vincent has seen them – For him it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a short-cut that he never found.
It began with a closed deserted diner …
… and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey.
It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy
Now, David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here, That they have taken human form.
Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun.

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7 Responses to The Invaders

  1. rowan says:

    The show sounds intriguing. GL with the move.

  2. Dave 2Lan says:

    I never saw this show here. It stopped airing years before I was old enough to remember it, but I still bought the model of this UFO ship and put it together as a kid. I did eventually get to see a few episodes at the local SF Convention when I was in my teens. Seemed a pretty good show.

  3. Tom says:

    I’m the one that found out about Production Models Shop on The Invaders studio model and spread the word. I posted that on the Yahoo Invaders Forum and also at my friends site (probably where your friend read it). I have a behind the scenes photo, on that same firends site, that I gave to him to post. His site has the History of the The Invaders Aurora UFO Model kit site. If you have any publicity photos of The Invaders, I’d like to talk to you. Contact me at I’m also coming out with a full set of button-for-button blueprints of the Invaders saucer outside/inside with 3D renders based upon the studio model and the filming set. I’ve talked to both Roy Thinnes and the modelmaker behind the saucer for the series. I’ll have a new site dedicated to The Invaders going up in month or so.

  4. Tom says:

    Nice render. What 3D software did you use? BTW I talked to the original modelbuilder and obtained new unreleased photos of the saucer that will be put up on an Invaders site I’m building. The photos are of the filming model before it was delivered to the studio.

    • Suricata says:

      I use 3DSmax for the renders. This was obviously a pretty easy model to make. I’ll definatly refine it when you put the new referance material up to make it more accurate. I might also do the interior as well for the fun of it, as well as add the landing gear.

      I’m pretty amazed how few websites there are about this cult series! 🙂

  5. Tom says:

    If you’re a patient person, you can wait for the official set of blueprints I’m working on. It will also cover the interior based upon the 2nd Season upgrades to the saucer interior set, as well as the landing gear, etc. I’ll have 3D cutaways, like in the Star Wars blueprint illustrations. I have photo reference on a good share of this that most people havene’t seen. There were quite a few photos that were taken as publicity stills to promote the series.

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