The models of Fireball XL5

Alien manned spacecraft

Marc J. Frattasio

Space Fighter

Space Fighter
This is the alien space fighter featured in Planet 46 and Planet of Platonia. The model appears to have been made from balsa wood with an aircraft kit's cockpit canopy and other small kit details added.

Hypnotic Sphere

Hypnotic Sphere
Here is the hypnotic sphere spacecraft featured in The Hypnotic Sphere. This model appears to have been made using a round plastic or metal mesh Christmas ornament!

Membrono Saucer

Membrono Saucer
No early 60s space opera would have been complete without a flying saucer! This one was featured in The Doomed Planet. Believe it or not, this thing really was made from a common table saucer. Look very closely at the bottom half of the model!

Gamma Ship 210

Gamma Ray Ship
Here is the gamma ray ship featured in Sabotage. This was a very complex model which is difficult to see because it was painted black overall.

Invader's Ships

Invader's Ships
These are the ships used by invading aliens in their efforts to take over Space City in Invasion Earth. At least four of these models were made using Revell B-58 'Hustler' jet bomber kits and other odds and ends.

Groverian Ship

Groverian Ship
Here is the magnetic powered space ship used by the Groverians in The Ghost of Space. This is a simple wooden model. A large scale section was made for use with the two Groverian alien puppets.

Type 37H Spacecraft

Type 37H Spacecraft
This Type 37H spacecraft was an Earth ship stolen by alien criminal Grothan Deblis in Convict in Space. This appears to be another aircraft or missile kit based model.

Kanerick's Ship

Kanerick's Ship
Kanerick's the Kemblan's ship, from Space Vacation, appears to be a modification of the standard Earth space tanker design seen in Faster than Light and several other episodes of Fireball XL5.
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