One of my SF faves – and the most memorable things about Return of the Jedi; unless you count Princess Leia’s costume… I shot this MPC model not on Endor’s forest moon but in Ashridge estate just down the road. (Featured in March/April 1984 Airfix Magazine.)
This is one of many Star Wars-related kits Airfix/MPC pushed out in the 1980s; and one of their best. Not obvious here, but I added lights and fibre-optics to the command centre. (Featured in Autumn 1982 New Voyager .)
This was one of a series of Alien kits produced by Halcyon; some plastic, others in resin. I had intended to write a book on modelling the Aliens creatures and vehicles but Fox copyright/licence fees proved prohibitive.
The original Giger-designed Alien for the first movie. This was a modified MPC kit, with fish bones/fin spines replacing moulded claws and teeth. The Nostromo display corridor was completely scratchbuilt to house it. (Featured in Space Voyager, 1982.)