Saturday, June 29, 2013

Premier Plastics & Knock-off Flash Gordon Space Ships – Pt 12 5" Wide Body v.1

Well, we're finally finished with the 5" Flash Gordon Darts - the term I've given to the narrower/thinner of the two styles of Premier Plastics Flash Gordon Ships. Today, and for the next couple of weeks, we'll take a look at the 5" Wide Body variants - the term Wide Body is my own to differentiate it from the Darts. Generically collectors simply call these Wide Body ships as 5", but in actuality they only measure 4 1/2" (11.4 cm) long. If you've been following this series, we began back on Apr 13, 2013 and have had an installment every Saturday since. The specs for this first variant are:

5” Wide Body’s v.1
- Hard plastic
- Made by Premier Plastics
- 6 windows behind cockpit
- 1 strut underneath nose and 2 free rolling wheels in tricycle landing gear arrangement
- No number underneath fuselage
- Original exhaust


Here our Wide Body is parked next to a space ship of more recent vintage