My multi-talented, multi-tasking pal Brian Fies built the above spaceship as a drawing reference for his upcoming graphic novel. Yeah. He built it from scratch! Here's Brian:
"I thought some of you might like this. There's a passage in Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow set in 1945 in which my character goes to the movies to watch a Flash-Gordon-style serial. I therefore had to come up with something Flash-Gordon-style to put on the movie screen. For reasons that'll be apparent if (when!) you read the book, I created my own fictional universe-within-a-universe rather than use actual stills from real movies--which also avoided the problem of tracking down 60-year-old copyrights and asking permission.
"So first I built a spaceship"