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Postby chill » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Looks like UK now has the deagostini thunder bird 2

http://www.deagostini.com/uk/collection ... hunderbird
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby snapdragon » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:08 pm

nothing found and nothing during a search on their website!

you get the link right??
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby chill » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:05 pm

Yes got it from modelspace
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby number1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:32 pm

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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby modelcarsman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:34 pm

I've been hoping this one would hit the UK.

From a bit of Googling, it seems its only a test so PLEASE - lets all subscribe so that it goes live.

I WANT this one!
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby snapdragon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:04 am

it's 1/144 scale and 54 Cm long... now if it was 1/72 then it would be interesting.

£8.99 per issue after the usual 1.99 and £4.99 with 15 monthly deliveries. working it out at 60 weeks (15 months) makes it £528.40 for the standard issue. I have a Jagdtiger on my bench which is bigger than this and cost me under 200.

It does take me back to my childhood but I don't think that this is for me as I reckon I get far more value for money from the car partworks in 1/8 scale. Yes, they go on longer and cost more, but there is more to them than this one. If it was 1/72 and had more features then I would seriously consider it, but as it stands then I can't justify it personally - and I do have quite a few on the go at the moment.

I will give this one a miss but if it goes live I will follow any build and wish well anyone who ventures into this.

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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby corelki2005 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:52 am

website

http://www.deagostini.com/uk/collections/build-thunderbird-2/

1st issue £1.99
2nd £4.99 (free if you sub)
remaining 98 at £8.99

total £888
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby chill » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:36 am




Yes many thanks :clap:
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby wingnut » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:04 pm

I was tempted but after looking at it (thanks Les) I think it's a lot of dosh for a poorly detailed partwork in my IMHO
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby Elymatt » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:22 pm

Ooopppssss look like I just subscribed :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:13 pm

Nice one - every subscription announcement comes with a free 'K' :D
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby number1 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:51 pm

No "K" for me then :lol:
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby Sparks » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:11 pm

Have also subscribed.
Being of the generation that was raised on the Gerry Anderson shows, this is a must-have.
Although in the partwork literature it looks a little toy-like, I think it is a very good representation of the "real" craft. Also, you get two pods with fully detailed interiors and a lot of pod vehicles. Also, the telescopic legs work - a thing that the TV models were never capable of doing.
Sure, it has all the aerodynamic grace of a house-brick, and it comes from a pre "2001 A Space Odyssey" era, before sci-fi craft were obliged to wear their plumbing on the outside, but it is still an iconic craft.
Before the U.S.S. Enterprise, before the Millennium Falcon, this was the craft that kids admired.
Derek Meddings design has stood the test of time, and the recent, cgi, version still shows its ancestry.
Thunderbirds was an amazing show in its day, but the other Thunderbird craft were useless without the intervention of Thunderbird 2.
Thunderbird 2 WAS International Rescue.
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby Mark » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:47 pm

I always had a soft spot for Thunderbird 4, which was carried by TB2 of course.
Anyway, have a K for subscribing :D
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby baby_astons » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:54 pm

need to see when this goes on air for real - would certainly be something for me - toying with the thought of buying the extra-big plastic kit by bandai...
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby modelcarsman » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:30 pm

I saw on Modelspace that this one is 100 issues in the UK but 80 issues elsewhere.
WHY?
Are we being ripped off?
At £8.99 an issue, we will be paying nearly £180 more for the same thing.
If so, I WON'T be buying it however much I like it.
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby Mark » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:01 am

It's not a ripoff. I guess the have higher overheads in the UK, and possibly higher tax to pay !
They are being up front about the overall cost, so it's up to you to decide whether you think the model is worth the cost.
Personally, it's more than I would pay, but I'm subscribing to R2D2 as I really like the model. Each to their own.
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby booth » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:14 pm

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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby Hum » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:12 am

Just curious is anyone still doing this one, whats the quality like? Are you happy with the build so far?
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Re: Deagostini thunderbird 2

Postby royjess » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:47 am

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