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Airfix A07007B Heinkel HE-111 H-6 Motorhead Bomber Special

Product Code: A07007B

Manufacturer Number: A07007B
Category: Plastic Kits, Aircraft
Brand: Airfix
Range: Pre 2020
Livery: Motorhead
Construction: Plastic Kit
Book/TV/Film: Motorhead
Scale: 1:72
Type Of Aircraft: Heinkel HE111
  • £27.99
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The iconic heavy-metal band#s striking album artwork for their 1979 'Bomber' was carefully created by an 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.