A lot of people still believed in little green men from Mars and antennaed beings from Venus in the middle of the last century. For that matter, no planet or star was ruled out as host to intelligent life back in the day. Recall that it was only two decades earlier (1938) that Orson Welles created a panic with his Halloween broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." Some still believed that the "canali" recorded by astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli were elaborate water distribution systems constructed by Martian citizens for distributing water. Venus, though mysteriously shrouded by clouds, surely hosted a civilization far superior to Earth's. This 1/2A control line model represents what was a common planform for unidentified flying objects based on "sightings." Most were either cigar or saucer shaped; Venusian Scout honors the latter. A paper plate, halved ping pong balls, and a bat-wing-like vertical fin serve as the shape-giving elements for that authentic look.
An Out-of-This-World Job!
By Roy L. Clough, Jr.
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Venusian Scout Plans
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Posted October 12, 2013