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 ...

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/2043682082594379/media/albums

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

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.435167201301660&type=3

  • MarcPLUS

    excellent !

  • girlpainter57PLUS

    old school gold

  • Martin CollierPLUS

    nice too see this gold

    • Ward Shrake

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