So, blogger RoboRay bought himself a model kit of a Vic Viper fighter from classic shooter series Gradius. Upon completion, he took some photos. Not boring inside photos. Wonderful outside, pretend-the-Vic-Viper-is-actually-flying photos.
Konami's Gradius series has been with us since 1985, resulting in over a dozen of the finest shmup games on the planet.