Flying Saucer from "The Thing" (1982)
About the Design
The opening sequence of director John Carpenter's 1982 remake of "The Thing" featured a brief but memorable shot of a classic flying saucer approaching Earth and then entering the atmosphere above the South Pole. Although just a few seconds long, the highly detailed spacecraft with its revolving rim lights made an indelible impression on moviegoers.
About the Kit
This large, sharply detailed flying saucer kit was released by Fantastic Plastic Models in the summer of 2014. The pattern was by Chris Corke. Casting was by BLAP! Models.
Several independent companies creating internal lighting mechanisms that reproduced the saucer's signature lighting animation.