This is just temporary text ... I'll edit in some "real text" at some later point ... but for now, here's the short version:

This was a scratch-build from another one of my articles, from several years ago, as seen in a special issue of "Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller". SF&FM; was a publication headquartered in England, but it featured writers from all over.

The fourth image shows what the model is actually made out of: mostly reliable and time-tested "old school" materials and techniques. The fuselage is mostly made out of Balsa Wood; the wings seen here were later replaced with sheet plastic; and there's some custom vacu-forming, to fabricate a few objects, including the main canopy or "glass" area. The only real kit-bashing work was done inside the cockpit area. The rest is all scratch-built.

EDIT: I got the actual article scanned in. See the "WIP" / "SBS" link, on this page, to see how I built this replica.
  • Patrik HurtigPLUS

    How did you do the vacuum forming, this is great results! What material and apparatus?

    • Ward Shrake

      Thanks! Sorry for the late reply—I’m not used to using this site, and I just now saw that I had some comments.

      The full article, showing all the steps for this project (and several others, too: I’ve been scanning them in, and uploading more of them, recently) can be found in the “albums” section of a Facebook Group for “Sci-Fi/Fantasy Scratchbuild and Kitbash Modellers”. The ones where I’m scanning in my old articles are usually named “Article-Images_(etc.)” I’m slowly getting more and more of my old SFFM articles scanned in and posted, over there. I think I’m down to only needing to scan in three more, to catch up on “having them all”?

      The albums section (which shows everyone’s projects) is over here ...

      ... and the direct link to where I have the article for this project, can be found here:

  • MarcPLUS

    excellent !

  • girlpainter57

    old school gold

    • Ward Shrake

      Thanks! Glad you liked it!

  • Martin CollierPLUS

    nice too see this gold

    • Ward Shrake

      Thank you kindly! Very nice of you to say so!

  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    nice .. :) gold :)