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 - Motorhead - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2022 16:29)on May 27, 2022 at 4:40 pm
MOTORHEAD Motorhead (1977 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including City Kids. The card picture sleeve displays some age wear & the vinyl looks barely played. A decent copy of this hard balls-to-the-wall classic! S13)
- Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - 10 Function & 7 Seven Fuction Pleasure Bullets - UK - memorabilia - £85.00, $107.10, €100.30 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2022 14:40)on May 27, 2022 at 4:40 pm
MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades - 10 Function & 7 Seven Fuction Pleasure Bullets (2015 UK officially licensed pair of bullet and torpedo shaped vibrators available from Lovehoney. Comprising a 10 function black bullet vibrator with silver 'Ace of Spades'& 'Born To Lose' logos and a 7 function black power classic vibrator featuring a silver war-pig band logo. Both remain unused and sealed in their original titled packaging. Adults only)
- Motorhead - Orgasmatron - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 10:30)on May 27, 2022 at 4:40 pm
MOTORHEAD Orgasmatron (1986 UK 9-track vinyl LP, pressed in Germany for the UK market, the only studio album to feature Pete Gill on drums, complete with fold out illustrated lyric insert, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play GWLP1)
- Motorhead - Bomber - Deluxe Edition - UK - 2-CD album set - £14.99, $18.89, €17.69 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2022 12:28)on May 27, 2022 at 4:40 pm
MOTORHEAD Bomber (2015 UK/EU Deluxe Edition remastered double CD set comprising their 1979 third studio album which features the title track single plus a Bonus CD containing b-sides, alternate versions and live recordings. Complete with a picture booklet, both discs are UNPLAYED issued within the sealed fold-out digipak sleeve)
- Motorhead - Motorhead - Matte - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 12:01)on May 27, 2022 at 4:40 pm
MOTORHEAD Motorhead (1977 UK second issue 8-track LP, featuring the well known title track & other early blazin' rockers, matte picture sleeve that introduced the band's trademark War-Pig image, complete with picture/narrative inner displayingsome great shots of Lemmy & the boys in their youth. The sleeve shows general wear with a small tear to the bottom leaving it VG, whilst the vinyl is Excellent and appears barely played WIK2)