Jim Gerard’s Disney Tomorrowland spacecraft

This is another submission dating back to 2004, found on an old hard drive.

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I was inspired by the recently released Disney DVD “Tomorrowland” with the animation inspired by Von Braun’s vision of space exploration in the 1950’s. I pulled out from my stockpile the Glencoe Models re-releases of these classic kits and finished them as seen in the Disney program. One mistake I noticed was the Space Station instructions suggested that the two small ‘bottle suits’ for EVA (better seen in the multi-tanked Lunar Rocket) were rocket engines. Only one of the two-tank rockets were included with the station so I fabricated a new set out of beads and extra sprue.

The Disneyland rocket was decaled with it’s original TWA paint scheme. The base is from the 1999 IPMA Orlando convention and sports a “Moonliner 1955” pin as it’s nameplate.

The Space Station has two bottle suits tending it, one returning to the red and white hanger and the other repairing a small meteor collision. It has been strung using piano wire.

Jim Gerard

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