JOSE RAMONE DIEZ RUIZ'S
1/16 SCALE HAND-BUILT ICARUS
The completed 1/16
scale Icarus hanging on the wall. That's huge!
Notice the "Ape House" model to the right.
Top view down. Notice the recessed atmosphere tester above the "U" in "United States."
Looking over the rear towards the front canards and escape hatch.
A rather long shot
showing the detail around the windows and the escape hatch.
You can also see the recessed atmosphere tester better in this picture.
The engine nozzles on this model are also much larger than seen on any previous model.
Close up shot of the
forward canards, retro jets, escape hatch
and atmosphere tester as well as the "deck ribbing."
I sent Sr. Diez an email asking him if I could display his work on my website and if he would send me any other pictures he might have of his model.
Sr. Diez replied:
"Of course This will be a honor for me. I know and enjoy your page since a long time ago. My Icarus spaceship is a 1:16 scale model, 91cm long, 105 cm with the boosters and 56 cm wide. Itís not intended to be an accurate model and I did it when I didnít have internet access so the only reference was the video tape. I did the Icarus myself, and it is cereal box cardboard. I try to maintain my hobby cost as low as possible. It is funny, I did blueprints, saw the film frame by frame, guessed at the dimensions, etc, and when the work was in the middle, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models had an article ("The Flight of the Icarus", by Jim Keys- ANSANAUT) with an extensive article, blueprints, etc. These things happen. When I did the Blade Runner Spinner, a similar incident happened as well."
Thank you, Sr. Diez, for your work and for allowing me to share your talent with the other fans of this spacecraft. Truly a very nice, hand built model! You may find Jose's homepage here. He has also hand built an excellent "Spinner" police car from the Ridley Scott cyberpunk masterpiece "Blade Runner."
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