Things seem a bit depressing at the moment. Wars, atrocities, air crashes, etc. All bummers. Not even the promised distraction of sporting competition where man challenge man to greater heights of achievement bring much relief. The upcoming Euro football championships have the threat of terrorist attacks hanging over them and the Olympics are under a cloud of mosquitos bearing the risk of Zika.
So I have decided to treat you loyal friends to an escape. An escape into the crazy imagination of a nut-addled squirrel mind. Let’s leave the world and all its worries behind behind and blast off in our own Eagle Transporter into the world of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s Space 1999.
Regular readers (all two of you and the stalker), will know that my birthday wish in 2014 was to have my own Eagle Transporter model kit. Unfortunately, it is incredibly hard to get as the model was based on a British TV series that ran between 1975-1977. They had long stopped producing the models.
But so desperate was I to go on a flight of fancy that I did not give up the search. Finally, after about a year on the quest, I finally found one in Melbourne, Australia.
And here it is……….. I am a bit rusty so my model building skill is lamentable. Nevertheless, come fly with me.
What should my next project be? Should it be the Star Wars Death Star or Millennium Falcon? How about Star Trek’s Enterprise or Klingon Bird of Prey? I am thinking maybe a World War II bomber, or perhaps an aircraft carrier, or maybe a tall ship. What do you think?