My Thunderbird build

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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby number1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi John, good luck with this project.
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby casper » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm

This will be a fantastic display when finished R2, can't wait to see more.
great idea, casp
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Thanks for the comments. There's a lot of work involved but I'm looking forwards to it! Here's another view of what I'm hoping it will look like! :)
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:36 pm

Managed to make part of the launch bay! I think they are fuel tanks as marked in the photo.
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm

Here's the finished part! Its upside down at the moment! Made from an old ice ball box and angle plastruct bits!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:40 pm

The right way up! Looks ok. Has yet to be painted gray and silver.
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:41 pm

Showing it being up in the air! Will aventually be fixed to the ceiling of the launch bay!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:05 am

Made a start on the control room above the pod exit!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:08 am

The upright blocks that hold up the control room and walkway! Once sprayed gray the 00 gauge track will blend in as the stepped design shown in the photos!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:09 am

All parts put together! There's still a lot of detailing to do such as railings, steps, internal details in the control room plus other bits!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:11 am

Parts just temp fitted in place to see what it will look like! Im pleased with it so far and once detailed and painted will look the part!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:21 am

This is what it should look like when finished!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby corelki2005 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:46 pm

coming along nicely, will be interested to see this once complete.
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:11 pm

Great "inprov" work with the "ball box" :clap:
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby steve131 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:01 pm

Great work .
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby royjess » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:54 am

Great scratch building, can't wait to see the finish result
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:03 am

More detailing to the launch bay! Fitted stairs to control room and painted floors. Needs another coat yet!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:05 am

Made up some bits to go on the back wall as panels and dials etc. Used internal parts from a broken digital camera!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:07 am

Back wall put into control room. also fitted 6v bulb to light up the control room. Have yet to paint overall parts!
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Re: My Thunderbird build

Postby R2D2 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:30 am

Added some more bits to the control toom. Edging and railings! A bit awkward working in 1/144 scale but I'm enjoying it!
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