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George Pal's second color sci-fi movie in 1951 introduced the Space Ark to save a remnant of humanity as the Earth is destroyed in a cosmic collision. The special effects won an Academy Award. The Pegasus kit has a vacuformed flat base that supports five piers and a section of the launching ramp, which I did not use. I chose to show the Space Ark on its initial downhill run on the launching ramp where the six wing engines and the supporting rocket sled undercarriage engines are all firing. The main engines did not fire until the ship leveled off and began its uphill run. The downslope is 15 degrees in the film and on my base. The ramp structure was hastily built down the wooded slope of a mountain, hence the bare ground and the live and dead trees next to it. I like the way this turned out. Ed