In support of Martin Bower (redux).


Martin Bower’s World of Models arrived today! It is a real treat, and for those of you who have been fans of the supervising model maker for Alien over the years, I think you will enjoy this book!

Here’s a taste of the section on Alien:

But that’s just one of many sections that cover his career from 1975 to present. Here are the chapter titles:

Early Life
Miscellaneous Models – Part 1
Space: 1999 – Series 1 (1975)
Into Infinity (1975)
Space: 1999 Series 2 (1976)
Alphan Defences
Blake’s 7 (1978)
Blake’s 7 Ships
Blake’s 7 Props
The Medusa Touch (1978)
The Tomorrow People (1979)
Alien (1979)
Miscellaneous Models – Part 2
Flash Gordon (1980)
Outland (1981)
Doctor Who (1982 Onwards)
Terrahawks (1983)
The Tripods (1984)
Starguard (1984 Onwards…)
War of the Worlds (1985-1987)
Ray Harryhausen (1989)
Magazine Contributions (1990)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1994)
Red Dwarf (2016)
Miscellaneous Models – Part 3
TV Advertisements
Step-by-Step Guides
Glossary of Modeling Terms

A book like this takes me back to a time when practical model work was the basis for a lot of television and movie magic!



  1. Hi there.Memories of childhood adventures, some of them laying a foundation for personal fields of interests. Good scans there, did some digging and found a copy. Now the waiting game begins. Thank you Darrell for the recommendation.

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