Originally started by artist R.L. Bleecker, then transferred to artist Marc Elkins, this piece ended up breaking apart during transport and has to be completely re-done by Marc to be this fantastic piece you see here today. Sadly, the only part of the now retired R.L. Bleecker’s work that survived were the blue/grey stripes…which Marc was able to keep on it. This piece is absolutely amazing! Marc has outdone himself yet again with turning a model into something that very well could have been a fill sized piece, shrunk down! The detail and weathering are fantastic! I love how Marc made it look as if the paint was worn down to the metal in several places on this build. I was just speaking with Richard Long about that technique as he had mentioned he was going to do just that on a piece he was creating! Great minds! We can see that it worked out extremely well. One thing I very much love about this build is that is conforms with others in the collection in that the damage is not just paint, but actual pitted damage as it should be! That is really something that I insist upon… making the piece that much more realistic! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work by artist Marc Elkins!
Of note: This piece was built from the Robert Burns Kit that was originally mastered by famed model maker Alfred Wong.