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Hi everyone, I'm in the planning stages of a scratch built 1:8 scale model of a new concept design of FAB 1 from Thunderbirds the TV show. I'm studying for an MA (master of arts) in Design - 3d innovation, and the main part of my studies is to explore how people value models that they might commission to be built. Value can take many forms, monetary, sentimental, historical amongst others. But what do people feel gives a model added value? Material choice? Methods used? Limited numbers? Historical provenance? In order to find out, I'm making a 1:8 scale model of a theoretical design for a new FAB 1, experimenting along the way with different materials and processes to hopefully find what people like and where, if anywhere, a line is drawn to say 'that's enough', be it due to time, money or client specification. I've started a Facebook group so you can follow progress there, and I'll try to post updates here too. https://facebook.com/groups/373568053080542 If you'd also like to get involved and join a mailing list of model makers, retailers and collectors who I'm hoping can provide useful feedback along the way, please drop me a pm or let me know on the Facebook group. cheers! *update, the model will no longer be a new concept, but a model of the latest version of FAB1 from the ITV show 'Thunderbirds Are Go'. There will be no use of or reference to the Rolls-Royce brand in the model.
Hi everyone, I've joined this forum hoping to learn and share ideas on scratch building model making. I started out making airfix kits of spitfires like many of us do, at around the age of 13 and my new found hobby quickly became more than just something to do in my spare time. Fast forward 22 years and I'm now studying for an MA in Design. With model making being my background I've decided to build a model of a new concept design for the Rolls-Royce FAB1 limousine from Thunderbirds. The idea of this model is to explore the relationship between client and model maker, and to investigate how clients value models and what makes models valuable to them. Hopefully I'll be able to share my work in progress here and seek assistance where and when I could do with it. cheers, 'Parker'