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James B

Thunderbirds are go!!! TB1, TB2, TB4, and launch/container bays

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I've applied a bit of a pin wash and have had a play with making it look like mid-launch. I'd be grateful for any feedback before I cal it complete. What have I missed, what can I do better (without starting again) etc.  Let me know your thoughts please.

 

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I like the gradient on the windows and the pre-shading has worked very well.

 

There was one of these in the SMW competition at the weekend, yours is significantly better than that one.

 

The only other comment is there should be rails on the ground but since they haven't provided those you'd have to scratch build them

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F.A.B James, with a wow and humble blimey from over here, I'm eight again, brilliant, right up there with Kallisti's T1's landing at LHR. 

I fear many of my valuable beer tokens may be well spent very soon on Thunderbird kits now I'm 56, he,he. Great stuff, looking forward to the next episode as always. Cheers         

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Not too much progress due to a long weekend vacation up to sunny Nelson. Unfortunately, lots of other things to catch up on upon my return, so I only got an hour or so this evening, and I'm out again tomorrow night, so I won't get another opportunity until the weekend. The joys of being an adult! :lol

 

I've got the wall sub assemblies pretty much done I think. Nothing much to see other than what you've already seen there. They're waiting on the primer and will then get the same treatment as the TB1 launch bay walls. In the meantime, here's the 1st few mini-vehicles off the production line. A bit of filling required, and some more sanding. I have to say the moulds for these are pretty poor. There's detail filled in, detail missing, there's a fin missing from one of the vehicles below, which came off the sprue that way, rather than me wrecking it (makes a change), and in keeping with everything else so far, injection pin marks everywhere. (Can someone confirm if that's what they're called, or if I'm making words up please)?

 

Anyway, here is FAB1 (All the vehicle wheels will be primed and base coated on the sprue, so I'm assembling with them).

 

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I'd love names for all of these if anyone happens to know them? Otherwise I will trawl the internet for answers and as I discover I will report back.

 

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Second one is the Helijet but no idea what the first one is - don't recognise it as anything out of the TV series. Imai did make things up and also assigned other toy kits as Thunderbird models.

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coming on well there. I too saw the T1 Launchpad at SMW - it was good to see just what this kit looks like in the plastic. The kit at SMW had a great launch effect beneath T1 - not sure if it was a resin cast or purpose built part but it looked like it had been made in a mould of some type - Kallisti might know as he mentioned a manufacturer that specialises in it but I cant remember it myself.

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I can't believe that Rolls Royce still don't make FAB1s :wub:

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40 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Copyright issues.

The launch is scheduled for 2069 though.

That's great news to hear, except for me having to renew my driving licence in 2035? Bugger! B) 

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