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colossusfr

Thunderbirds Fireflash "Atomic Airliner 1/350" - Aoshima 1/350

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Hi,

 

A build just for fun.

Nice kit, easy to build. Nice result.


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You can find all details from my build on my website there.

 

Alain.

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I Love it!!!!    Amazing idea at the time with seating in the wing  ( a la Junkers G36 I think) and the double decker arrangement ... and supersonic ... or more too! 

 

Never knew  a kit of this was around.

 

One could do wonders with what if schemes.....

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wow - just so very Thunderbirdish. A beautifully presented and superbly photographed monumental vehicle from the better days of Slough's Trading Estate.

 

I still have my old vinyl 33rpm Thunderbirds record of this episode - or should I say the very first ever Thunderbird episode

 

F.A.B.

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That's a lovely job enhanced by brilliant photography - the colours seem to have an authentically vintage touch to them.

 

Will

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Ahhh, watching Thunderbirds, building a Lego Fireflash, losing my temper because the tail kept failing off, gasping when one of the rescue trolleys loses control, tyres bursting, Virgil sweating, seems like only yesterday :D

 

String?

 

What string....

 

You'll be telling me next that nobody else walked like that 

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Oh! I remember that episode. Of course, I had no idea what the colours were on the show because way back then it was Black & White TV only.

You're models look beautiful, Alain.

 

 

Chris

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 Virgin sweating

 Was this from the X rated episode I missed or just the curse of predictive text?

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Brilliant model and great Thunderbirds episode, the first, and maybe the best.

one 8 year old loved every minute, shame, no Videos back then, I'm sure, Thunderbirds was the first show in colour on ITV😊

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For your viewing pleasure:

 

 

 

Chris

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It is with this kind of video that I can see that I have done so many simplifications !!

 

But nice video ! I like a lot Thunderbirds !

 

Alain.

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20 hours ago, Gerrardandrews said:

Brilliant model and great Thunderbirds episode, the first, and maybe the best.

one 8 year old loved every minute, shame, no Videos back then, I'm sure, Thunderbirds was the first show in colour on ITV😊

it was black and white on our telly but if I nipped next door and smiled nicely at my Aunty Sheila next door - I could watch it in colour !

 

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1 hour ago, Gimme Shelter said:

it was black and white on our telly but if I nipped next door and smiled nicely at my Aunty Sheila next door - I could watch it in colour !

 

If she was like my aunty Dot a coke and a piece of choccy cake was supplied....Lovely job colossus :thumbsup2:...

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4 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

If she was like my aunty Dot a coke and a piece of choccy cake was supplied....Lovely job colossus :thumbsup2:...

It was a Penguin bar - strangely the bars with red wrappers always seemed the best pick of the multipack back in those days for some reason....

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14 minutes ago, Gimme Shelter said:

It was a Penguin bar - strangely the bars with red wrappers always seemed the best pick of the multipack back in those days for some reason....

Yep and the first thing you did was unwrap it carefully so you could ask her the question after (occasionly you'd get a Wagon Wheel and it'd take most of the episode to eat it when they were the size of a saucer)...

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What a great model from a great show, congratulations. God, nostalgia hurts sometimes. Great days

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Very nice, its a lovely kit just needs something inserted into the wing which is a shame they don't provide anything considering what they DO provide in the kit!

 

I built this kit last year to portray the OTHER episode Fireflash appeared in when it sank in the ocean and Thunderbird 4 had to come to the rescue

 

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I scratch built seating lounges for the wings just out of some plastic strip

 

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More in my build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007659-aoshima-fireflash-and-thunderbird-4-diorama/

 

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Nice job, Colossus! :yes:

 

Which paint did you use for the very light blueish white (or whitish blue)? Or did you make yor own mixture? 

 

Robert 

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Hi everyone,

 

Thanks a lot for all your comments.

 

For the light blue, I tried different colours. The one indicated in the notice is too blue for me.

After different tries, I used AKAN 73034 Pale Blue (the one for Sukhoi Su30) .

 

Alain.

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11 hours ago, colossusfr said:

 The one indicated in the notice is too blue for me.

After different tries, I used AKAN 73034 Pale Blue (the one for Sukhoi Su30) .

 

Yes, one does wonder where they based that colour "advice" on... watching the episodes involving FireFlash through a blue filter perhaps.:speechless:

 

Thanks for your reply, I'll go with the Pale Blue!

 

Robert

 

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Hi, can I ask what paint shades you used, I built mine years ago, primed it and have stalled as I couldn't find the correct shades of paint. any help would be great, thanks

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For the pale blue, and acteur many tries, I used the AKAN 73034 Pale Blue. 

And for the dark blue, it was the Gunze H322. 

 

Alain. 

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