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 - Ace Of Spades - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2021 15:53)on April 10, 2021 at 8:17 pm
MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades (1980 UK first issue 12-track vinyl LP with A2/B1 matrices, the proverbial classic Motorhead record with the institutionalised title track, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with the classic playing card logo & leathertassles aplenty! The sleeve displays light ringwear, whilst the vinyl has a light scuff to the last two tracks on Side B with few other signs of play leaving it a nice Excellent - increasingly hard to find nice copies of this classic! BRON531)
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MOTORHEAD No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith (2015 European 11-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, classic live album first released in 1981, picture sleeve with picture inner, sealed in its original factory shrinkwrap from new, mint & unplayed BMGRM023LP)
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MOTÖRHEAD Motorhead (1980 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single featuring the classic 1977 debut release, also including City Kids. The clear sleeve shows minimal wear and the disc appears barely played NSP13)