This is a Lunar Models build-up by modeler Bruce Holroyd. According to Bruce, " I think that the Lunar Models crew did a fantastic job in trying to give fans like me what they wanted all along: an affordable way to own the classic film vehicle they dreamed of when they were young... and in pretty good detail too!" Taking a close look at Bruce's beautiful job... you'd certainly have to agree.
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Bruce Holroyd: The dish and rails. I painted this particular model's dish a gold color, but now wish I would have painted it copper. The spokes, as you can see, are copper-painted.
Holroyd: This shows the 'motor unit' which, upon completion
cage around the lamp on the 'drive unit' was a real gem to make!
Bruce Holroyd: The chair, completely constructed and painted. For the velveteen appearance of the chair cushions, I used a ceramic paint that gives a soft texture when steam is applied to it. My next model will have red flocking to simulate the velvet...it is much more preferable as opposed to the 'bland' red color of the paint used on the present version of the machine. The 'wooden' parts of the chair are painted dark brown, but I am striving toward a darker, mahogany shade next time around.
Bruce Holroyd: Two Views of the 'drive unit' placed in its position behind the chair, to give you the back of the 'drive unit' as well.
Bruce hasn't limited his "Time Machine" artistic endeavors to three-dimensional models. Check out his two of his paintings: (click on thumbnails for full-sized images) "Return To Weena," at left, and his latest, at right, "The Reign of Man," which has incredible detail and stunning color!
Don Brockway, December 27, 2002 (updated October 12, 2004)