I don't tend to take too many photos of the P.E. Skydiver in a suitable backdrop as the model is very heavy and I suppose is really intended to spend it's days in the display cabinet.
It's weight means suspending it on wires isn't recommended for obvious reasons. I could simply cheat and just create a photo shopped picture, but I always find those so uninspired and not much fun to do if I'm honest.
I much prefer to try and photograph models like this so they look a little like they would have appeared in an episode.
So to create the minor illusion that the submarine is floating just above the sea bed, my only option is to safely raise it up on a disguised plinth and hope that the willing suspension of disbelief does the rest.
It doesn't always work, but it's a lot more fun to do.
The model itself, like most of the Product Enterprise models is really nice. Some purists might argue that some of the detailing isn't quite as accurate as it could be, (For example the starboard side of the sail only has the wording 'SHADO', rather then SHADO SKYDIVER' ) and on mine there's a little over weathering on the detachable SKY 1 but it's certainly not a deal breaker for me, its still a super model.
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