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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MOTÖRHEAD Bomber (1979 UK 7" vinyl single with an intact four prong centre, also including Over The Top. The picture sleeve shows light creasing at the opening edge but the vinyl remains in excellent condition BRO85)
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MOTORHEAD No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith (1981 UK 11-track LP on regular black vinyl with 'Live' Bronze labels, featuring tracks recorded live in the UK between 1980 & '81, picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve displays only light wearand the vinyl remains excellent with only light signs of play BRON535)
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MOTORHEAD Motorhead (Rare 1977 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP with A1/B1 matrices, housed within the fully laminated black and white picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve has light general wear; the labels show light foxing, whilst the vinyl has light scuffs leaving it EX- WIK2)
- Motorhead - No Remorse - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $49.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 09-May-2021 15:33)on June 18, 2021 at 4:00 am
MOTORHEAD No Remorse (1984 UK 24-track retrospective double LP, marking a brief return to the studio for drummer Pete Gill with four then new tracks, complete with illustrated lyric/narrative inners, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play. Just like it says on the back cover 'Play Loud'! PROLP5)