Category Archives: Space

We have wings….

So the next project grows – one wing is now four and the model is much more recognisable. With a model fuselage PhotoShopped in to sit between the four wings the X-wing is now instantly recognisable. so now to the … Continue reading

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In a shipyard, long, long ago ….

Sometimes it takes a while for a model to move from seed to bud to flower – this is something I have considered for many a long year and it is finally beginning to develop into something. This began as … Continue reading

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Going forwards …..

The Enterprise project is progressing – we now have the main body and the pylon that joins it to the command saucer, and the pylons that will have the impulse engines mounted on them are taking shape. The characteristic shape … Continue reading

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My latest Enterprise …..

OK, so some serious building is under way with the Model Engineering Show deadline advancing. This is the first part complete – the familiar saucer-like command centre of the USS Enterprise – now for the pylon and the main body … Continue reading

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Hildred’s Shopping Centre, Skegness

First pictures arrived this morning via Drop Box of the Skegness display of Meccano models that I provided for Meccano UK’s  advertising agency, currently filling a vacant shop window in the Hildred’s Centre. Thanks to Red Brick for these! Looking … Continue reading

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Skegness here we come!

So it is that time of year again when modellers are frantically putting the finishing touches to their models and displays in the hope that they will perform as expected after the long haul up (across or down) to Skegness. … Continue reading

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From one end to the other

Having worked on the cabin of our spaceship it was obviously time to head to the other end and do something about the engine bay. Four large engine nozzles (fusion reactor driven, apparently!) plus the ancillary tanks, four spherical and … Continue reading

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Cabin pressure

Some models are easy enough – lots of square sides and shapes. and then there are the other sort, with few flat surfaces and all sorts of odd profiles. The sort where you wonder why you took on this challenge! … Continue reading

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More photos

It’s been rather quiet on this blog for a while – my apologies! Rather busy with Easter services, problems with a retina (now sorted, thankfully) and working on a major new model – of the Space 1999 Eagle Transporter. The … Continue reading

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There was something wonderfully sonorous about NASA’s historic announcement in 1967 – “The Eagle has landed!” telling the world that Man had landed on the moon for the first time. I can’t help but feel that the Chinese missed a … Continue reading

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