Tag Archives: Spaceship

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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We have lift-off!

So, the latest model made it and was duly delivered to the organisers of the London Model Engineering Exhibition. There was that awkward moment when I wondered if I could actually get it out of the room where I’d assembled … 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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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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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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Times of change

It is always sad to lose an old friend, and when it is your fault …. My large TIE fighter (Star Wars space ship) has stood in a corner of our living room for several years now and has given … Continue reading

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Chris Foss, visionary artist for the Space Generation

I’ve just bought a copy of “Hardware – the definitive SF works of Chris Foss” – an ideal read on a wet and stormy afternoon. A massive piece of work of 240 pages, it lovingly pictures the incredible visions of … Continue reading

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