I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Beauchamp today, he is the President and Chief Sculptor of Hydra Miniatures, the makers of a large and expanding range of "Pulp" Science Fiction figures based on the serials from the 30's and 40's, and the stories from the old pulp magazines of the same era. What has really caught my eye was the Retro Raygun and War Rocket ranges, Very Buck Rogers/ Flash Gordon, the cool factor borders on impossible to measure, I think these pictures say it all:
I don't think there is anything to top that!
If you are at all interested pop on over to their website and take a look. They also do rules to go with their fleets of space ships.