Quite a few years in to collecting and assembling the Dwarf army, I happened to pick up the 5th edition gyrocopter. Painted it all up as if it were the flying machine out of Young Sherlock as much as I could, and gave the pilot some nice bright colours.
But it was the original 1987 gyro model I was really searching for.
Careful filing, cutting, polishing and rearranging with additions of Sculpey and I was on track. I even found some small plastic electrical tubing that was perfect for his bomb-lighting cigar. Finally I had my mad bomber pilot - and better still, this one had a part of me that no other gyro would.
I was given a big box of bits which happened to include bits and pieces of the old and new gyrocopter, and amongst those was the original Mad Bomber!
Well, I got to work assembling the copter parts into something usable, and ended up with a twin cannon, copper boiler steam flying machine of magnificence!
Just in time to face off against Skitt's Skaven army!