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Thursday, 5 November 2009

ladies and gentlemen Elvis is leaving the building

there is a chapter or two in the Douglas Adams novel mostly harmless, that decribes a space ship parked outside a bar.
it belongs to Elvis, he gives it to Ford.
chapter 22.
http://web.archive.org/web/20050214165205/http://www.mindgazer.org/dontpanic/read/book5.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_characters_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Elvis_Presley
i started making a version of this ship not long after i first read the book, fifteen or so years ago.
i made a steering wheel, then forgot about it, well not completley forgot.
i have made drawings and rough models of it for years.
now it time for elvis to finaly leave the building.



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the usual construction methods, milliput sculpted over a wire and tinfoil core with random bits of tat stuck together.
the ship is a couple of cheap clock faces with perspex fins, and sculpted lights.

3 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

Completely fab.

jriggity said...

along time comin man!

and its looking quite excellent!!!

jriggity

Eveline said...

Hiya,

Just wanted to say hello, and let you know I've posted your link on Twitter. Was nice to meet you last weekend at the OMGBash!

Eveline (or Rose on B3ta)