Here’s a little project I started a couple years ago and finally got the tools to finish; the SPACE CRUISER X-300 redux. I did have second thoughts about doing it . . . has this toy already been done to death? This was molded from an original Pyro toy. I’m not entirely sure how many variations exist. I know of Pyro, Tudor Rose and Kleeware but I knew there wasn’t one from Uncle Al . . .
Okay then. This is my second attempt from my old molds. The red/white rocket was a salvage mission in which I discovered I couldn’t squeeze two big molds into one pressure pot without things getting distorted. It still was very encouraging to see that even the botched first castings came out that good.
I cast the second ship in pure white and decided to treat it as a model kit, adding only detail painting and red celluloid for the fuselage windows. I did a restoration on the tin lithographed version of this toy several years ago. The red paint on the wing engine tips and tails is reminiscent of that early color scheme. A pitot tube was added to the canopy nose for a little more drama and length.
I’m calling this ‘Phase I’ of a grander project idea I hope to accomplish in the near future. For now, owners of the original Pyro, Tudor Rose and Kleeware Space Cruiser X-300 can find ALL the necessary replacement perfect fitting parts at www.unclealstoys.com. Available are the nose cone, pilot and wheels.