Dispatched from the cloud-streaked, red and orange skies over planet Mongo, the War Rocket Ajax, Ming the Merciless’ mighty battleship, is on a direct course for your display shelf!
For fans of Flash Gordon (1980), the Ajax is every bit as iconic as the Millennium Falcon or the Starship Enterprise. Its needle-nosed cockpit, curved wings, firepower-equipped top fin and big booster engine evoke all the fantastic spacecraft that took flight on pulp magazine covers during sci-fi’s Golden Age, as well as in the panels of artist Alex Raymond’s classic Flash Gordon comic strip itself.
The Ajax is brought to life by model builder Bob Lindenmayer, who is not only an experienced model craftsman but also a huge Flash Gordon fan. Among the movie’s cult following he’s known as “The Curator” for his collection of props, costumes and other artifacts from the film.
He’s brought all his technical expertise and fan enthusiasm to this exceptionally detailed War Rocket Ajax replica statue, more than two years in the making.
“Obviously,” Lindenmayer told fan website Gordon’s Alive!, “if you’re going to make Flash Gordon replicas, you have to make the Ajax.” The model used in on screen was destroyed during filming, but Lindenmayer owns a replica built by the original model-maker. Lindenmayer and the crew at Chronicle Collectibles – who are “big Flash fans too” – relied on that model and “tons of archival photos” to create this lavish replica, one of the largest Chronicle has made.
The War Rocket Ajax is an impressive 31-inches long and 13-inches wide and stands 17-inches tall on its display stand. Intricately sculpted and painstakingly painted, this museum-quality model takes “screen-accurate” to a whole new level. The statue is a magnificent centerpiece for any collection of Flash Gordon collectibles.
But if you want to add the Ajax to your armada, you’ll have to act fast. This elaborate production is strictly limited to 100 units, each accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Don’t let this amazing chance to own what’s arguably the most brilliant Flash Gordon collectible yet get away. Order your War Rocket Ajax statue right now!