Friday, 22 October 2010

New Models by Mike Burrows

Hi Paul,
With Fanderson just around the corner, I was feeling a little convention nostalgia. I'd been rummaging up in the loft and came across a couple old models I put together in the early 1980's, around the same time as the early Fanderson conventions. They were a bit dusty but all things considered I don't think they're too bad. I thought I take a few pics for the readers.

The WASP Spearhead Jet, kit-bashed from that old favorite, The Hustler, seemed to have stood the test of time and scrubbed up well.

The WASP Arrowhead Jet kit-bashed from a Freedom Fighter was one of those projects that never got completed. I suppose I might get round to it one day.

The Marineville Tower which I made for the model competition at Fanderson 82(I didn't win), was fairly knocked about and moldy. But, I think it still looked reasonable considering it's made predominantly of card and polyfiller.
Cheers
Reader Mike B.

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Mike, especially Marineville tower! Tell me, how large is the latter?

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  2. clunk - sound of jaw hitting the desk.

    wonderful stuff!

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  3. Bloody nice Marineville Tower. Is this the one I would remember from an early issue of SIG maybe? Great to know it is still around.
    Jim Lewis

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  4. Great stuff. I remember kitbashing a Red Arrow together from an Airfix Saab Draken and Monogram(?) Hustler engines once.

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  5. Thank for the comments guys. Yep it is the one on the back of s.I.g. It's pretty battered now. It's about 6" high and around 10" long.
    Cheers
    Mike

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  6. 6 by 10? Amazing how much bigger the photo makes it appear! Well done, Mike!

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