Some photos I’ve taken of Sixteen 12’s, ‘The Exiles’ Episode set which features a fully posable manipulator arm, a cryogenic pod, Eagle fuel cells, a top mounted laser gun, Moon buggy and launch platform display plinth.
The posable manipulator arm aka grab arm has a lot of delicate detail. It fits into a small hole on the forward port side leg pod. It is hinged in the middle and can fold left or right.
The pincers look quite fragile but the plastic they’re made of is fairly malleable, and both the cryogenic pod or the fuel cell fit nicely, although it goes without saying I fitted them in place with extreme care.
The cryogenic pods as seen in the episode, The Exiles carried an exiled group of rebel leaders from the planet Golos, who have been cryogenically frozen and sent into space for their crimes against their own people. There are just over fifty of them which go into orbit around the Moon.
One cylinder is collected and brought to Alpha, containing the alien, Cantor who, once he’s brought back to life appears benevolent, and persuades Comr. Koenig to bring down another pod, which contains his wife, Zova.
Of course, all is not what it seems, and Cantor and Zova plan to use the Alphans to get their revenge on the rulers of their home planet, unaware that 300 years have passed and their original punishers are long dead.
Apart from the full size prop, the original capsule/cylinders/ pod miniatures were 41/2” long to appear in scale to the 44” Eagle prop, and the smaller ones for the 22” Eagle were 21/4”. The Sixteen 12 ones look to be around 11/8”
The manipulator or grab arm prop also appears in the episodes, The Rules of Luton and The Space Warp when it’s used as a refuelling arm, with the red cylindrical nuclear fuel cell at the end.
The set also has a small top mounted laser turret that attaches to one of the bottom cross rails on the superstructure girders. It can swivel up and down, but I don’t think I recommend doing that too often as it’s very small a delicate.
Although it’s only a small piece of additional Eagle equipment it does add to the look of the Eagle.
The turret appears in the episodes, Devil’s Planet, A B Chrysalis and The Séance Spectre.As with the other Sixteen 12 Episode sets, the Engine Bells are the more screen accurate machine turned and hand finished aluminium. The set comes with an Alpha moon buggy and a launch platform display plinth.
For my photos I decided to add a couple of things resembling nuclear domes (made from an old garden ornament) purely as some surface decoration and hopefully give a little added interest.
The Exiles set is now sold out on Sixteen 12’sown website, although they are currently still available for a time from other dealers.