By Scott Nelles:
"We had a different idea of what a moon rocket should look like in 1950. My version is cast in aluminum & bronze. The nosecone folds back to reveal ONE little bronze spaceman who's included to go along for the ride. He lifts right out to be played with and also reveals a coin slot where you can put your savings toward buying another Nelles original."
Scott Nelles (pronounced nell-ess) has worked in cast bronze for over three decades. His work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design and superb control of his medium. In his foundry and studio located in northern Michigan, he designs and creates everything from decorative art to toys. Using the timeless methods of sand-casting and hand-finishing, Nelles creates objects of beauty, strength and whimsy.Much of the inspiration for his work actually comes from the process in which he makes it. Cast metal toy cars, boats, and airplanes take him back to his childhood in Detroit, where his father, a manufacturer’s representative, would take Scott on factory tours. The dramatic sight and heat of molten metal became a part of his soul, and the excitement of the foundry process has never left him.
Rocket : H 14" , W - 6" , 5 lbs Spaceman : H - 3.25" , 10 oz