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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Space Base







Here are some images of Lindbergs 1/200 scale Space Base.
First released in 1958 this kit was based heavily on the Von Braun design of that same era and as such has gone through various name changes throughout the decades.
First starting life off as "The U.S. Space Station" in 1958. Followed in the late 1960's as the "Mars Probe Space Station". Then in the 1970's as the "Star Probe" and finally in 2009 as simply the "Space Base".
I often wonder if this model was the inspiration for the Space Station 5 in Kubricks 2001 a space odyssey.

I remember as a child of 8 wanting to get this kit so badly but never having the cash and always drawing pictures of it in grade 3 elementary. Now in late 2010 my dream has come true. Yayyyy!!

6 comments:

William said...

Excellent work; clean and crisp and true to the "future that wasn't" vision of those years. I love models like these. I recently bought the Lindberg reissue that includes this and the Explorer rocket; as soon as I get this wretched AMT mining dump truck off my workbench I plan on starting those. (The dump truck kit isn't really wretched - just big.)

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks William - Images of this future that wasn't are seared into my childhood memories. It never came to be. Sad really.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm glad that you finally able to get it. great job...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - It was a walk down memory road with this one.

Jay said...

What a cool kit! I'm puting it on my wishlist.

Warren Zoell said...

It's an easy kit to find. It comes as a combo package with the U.S.S. Explorer kit as well.