Here's an interesting little tale that illustrates the tortuous development that a model can undergo when the initial concept has not been 'nailed down' so to speak.
I was approached by Michael Struck over at Neo F/X to see if I could build a hovercraft for a project he was working on. Initially it was going to be an industrial concept with plates and rivets. I was rubbing my hands with glee and looking to drag my Airfix SR-N1 kit out of storaage to get some reference material.
However, the concept rapidly changed to something more like the VW Aqua concept that has turned up on the internets recently, only with a more 'retro' feel.
Good model, but not retro enough. The word from on high was to dump the hovercar concept and go more for a 50's/60's rocket car look. Back to the graphics tablet I went.
Shiny chrome rocket sled it was. This two seater version was to prove a little too compact. Out went the canopy and seats, in went a larger cockpit window.
Just in case you were wondering, the title comes from a mid eighties UK advertising campaign extolling the virtues of a standard lawnmower over that of the new fangled Flymo hover mowers that were all the rage at the time - interesting what tangential ideas the mind can throw up.