From the Official Airfix website.
Motörhead, the iconic heavy-metal band’s striking album artwork for their 1979 ‘Bomber’ was carefully created by illustrator. Lemmy, “Fast” Eddie Clark and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor are shown inside the cockpit of a Heinkel in the Blitz. Lemmy, himself a collector of WWII memorabilia, insisted the plane be German.
The illustrator explains: “I suggested the Heinkel plane. They wanted this photo-realistic effect, so I designed the thing with the detached bomb coming towards you.”
“I worked in airbrush in black and white, which I would then tint,” he adds. “That’s why my work always looked very doomy. To get the lighting right, I got a little Airfix kit of a Heinkel 111, made it up and sprayed it black.” He then photographed the model to get the reflections underneath. “When you work realistically, you’ve got to have a realistic reference.”
The album sleeve made such an impression the band insisted on a remarkable 40ft Heinkel replica to accompany them on stage for their now notorious ‘Bomber’ tour.
“It’s the most famous cover I’ve ever done,”
The album was released on October 27th 1979, reaching number 12 on the UK charts.
To mark the 40th Anniversary, Airfix is pleased to offer a version of its latest Heinkel with the “Bomber” markings included, and with the special Anniversary box lid.
Included are the three original markings for the A07007.
Numbers are limited.
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- Motorhead - Bomber - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 13:58)on August 7, 2020 at 10:42 am
MOTORHEAD Bomber (1979 UK 10-track LP, including Sharpshooter, Stone Dead Forever, Dead Men Tell No Tales & the classic title track. The picture sleeve has a couple of small white specs of wear to the gloss front & back from being sat in a pvc sleeve & the vinyl still looks barely played BRON523)
- Motorhead - Overkill - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2020 11:14)on August 7, 2020 at 10:42 am
MOTORHEAD Overkill (1979 UK 10-track LP on regular black vinyl, their second studio album & first for Bronze Records. The glossy picture sleeve is Very Good with some light scuffing - there is a 2" hairline split in the top edge & a small price sticker tear top right not affecting the design, the vinyl remains Excellent & shows minimal play BRON515)
- Motorhead - On Parole - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2020 10:59)on August 7, 2020 at 10:42 am
MOTORHEAD On Parole (1976 UK 9-track LP, featuring early versions of songs that became the basis for the first album, housed in a 'Rock File' picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent [1" hairline split top edge] & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play LBR1004)
- Motorhead - Iron Fist - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2020 10:57)on August 7, 2020 at 10:42 am
MOTORHEAD Iron Fist (1982 UK 12-track LP, the fifth studio release from the iconic UK metal band and the last to feature the original line-up of Lemmy, Eddie Clarke and Phil Taylor, glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed picture inner. Apart from a split at the top, the sleeve displays only light wear, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, an ideal play copy BRNA539)
- Motorhead - Another Perfect Day - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2020 10:53)on August 7, 2020 at 10:42 am
MOTORHEAD Another Perfect Day (1983 UK 10-track LP, which saw the aptly named 'Fast' Eddie Clarke replaced by ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, glossy picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve [VG+] displays a little light wear with some mild corner creases & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with light signs of play BRON546)