Sunday, September 29, 2013

Builder's Science Flash Gordon Space Ship

As you may have suspected, the coverage this past few weeks of the movie Just Imagine followed by the first episode of the first Flash Gordon serial was simply a prelude to today's post (and next week's post as well). Many years ago I can remember surfing eBay and coming across space ships and airplanes made by Builder's Science and sold on eBay and was impressed by the variety and apparent workmanship. Then some years back I went to a friends house and lo and behold he had about four Builder's Science space ships. After drooling all over them :-) it became clear that one day I would have to get a couple.

As my space toy collection began to mature and my interests in space gelled into several distinct areas it was time to take the plunge, the result being the purchase of this fine example of the iconic Flash Gordon rocket ship. All of the Builder's Science aircraft are made of mahogany and painted appropriately. The profiles appear correct and details are painted on. The wheels do not rotate and are actually one-piece wheel/nacelle carvings. The ship measures 9 1/2" (24.8cm) L x 5 1/2" (14cm) W x 3 1/2" (8.9cm) H. Builder's Science offers a really decent array of hard or impossible to find space ships from yesteryear. Enjoy!