Saturday, 30 July 2011

Atomic Powered Mercury

Puuikibeach's Supply Force Mercury shot got my own creative juices flowing. I've taken the liberty of adding our little friend to this classic 1964 Hawk re-issue of the 1959 original BETA-1 Atomic Powered Bomber XAB-1 on which it's most likely based [P. Vreede 2009]. I can't quite read the box artist's name but I think it says John Roberts? [apologies to the artist for altering his wonderful box art!] The small jets at the rear are described as Parasites, one of which our little SpaceX friend has now become! The Hawk kits are seriously expensive and you can make your eyes water window shopping at Old Model Kits to name but one stockist. There's more source material on the interesting but seemingly dormant Model Archives site [partly in French]. Has anyone got one of these kits?

1 comment:

  1. Take a look here:

    http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/XAB-1%20BETA-1%20PAGE.htm

    I'm pretty sure there's a modern version of this kit...
    Grif

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