I'm after some help please.
I'm hoping to tackle the Scorpio from Blake's 7, but I'm going to need to do lots of research first.
The main studio scale model was over 4' long and built by Ron Thornton.
Unfortunately there's not much reference material about, and the main model was destroyed whilst filming the final epsode.
Not sure where the other smaller versions ended up, or any of the broken parts for that matter, anyone know?
Several years ago there was much excitement as it was thought one of them was found, in my neck of the woods no less, I hurridley rushed over with another collector, who now owns it, to see it!
Turned out it was the shuttle from Orbit, still very exciting and very cool, but not quite as monumental as The Scorpio turning up!
The shuttle was also built by Ron Thornton, hence I believe the initial misunderstanding of its identity.
The design, albeit CGI, bears a very close resemblance to the early Earthforce shuttles used in Babylon 5, funnily enough also designed by Ron Thornton!
Anyway, back to the topic in hand.
I'm going to start by asking if anyone recognises the kit part used to make the Scorpio bridge area, pics below:
I assumed an airliner, helicopter kit, or something similar, but I can't find anything like it anywhere.
Always assuming this was a kit part and not scratch built.
It has been suggested elsewhere that it might be from an aircraft carrier kit.
I've found one kit part, I guess you have to start somewhere!
I'm pretty sure there are more MPC/Ertl Falcon parts on the Scorpio.
Any help is greatfully appreciated.