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Old 06-08-2015, 07:07 PM   #61
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The number '2's are Futura Bold, the words 'THUNDERBIRD' are Grotesque Bold
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:16 PM   #62
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The number '2's are Futura Bold, the words 'THUNDERBIRD' are Grotesque Bold

Good info, many thanks

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Old 07-08-2015, 03:58 PM   #63
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I've modified the stand, and started the repaint.

What are your opinions of this display angle? Is it perhaps a little to steep?






As always, thanks for all your help comments and advice.


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Old 07-08-2015, 04:15 PM   #64
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Say, that's quite a look! Very streamlined - really captures that classic look, once she's off the flight deck (always reminded me of Navy jets being catapulted off an aircraft carrier - the best return for the least room!).



Couple of household items: Is it all properly weighted (to avoid accidental toppling)? Also, thought green hue was darker (which looked, I thought, better), yet appears brighter here - picture lighting, perhaps?
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:39 PM   #65
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Say, that's quite a look! Very streamlined - really captures that classic look, once she's off the flight deck (always reminded me of Navy jets being catapulted off an aircraft carrier - the best return for the least room!).



Couple of household items: Is it all properly weighted (to avoid accidental toppling)? Also, thought green hue was darker (which looked, I thought, better), yet appears brighter here - picture lighting, perhaps?
She is darker than the pictures suggest, just can't seem to get the camera set right

It will never topple.... that's an old angle poise lamp base with a huge great weight glued into it.



So if I hadn't told you would you have guessed how it started out (although still not complete)

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Old 07-08-2015, 04:55 PM   #66
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That's just great Steve - I'll reiterate my comments about the artwork we saw in TV21, with Thunderbird 2 powering up into the sky on full power and, for me, that's what you've captured here. Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but it looks like there's been some respraying going on - if that's the case, hope you're happy with the results.

Once again, thanks for letting us see your progress, and thanks for providing a spur for me to get on with my own version.

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Old 07-08-2015, 05:16 PM   #67
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Great stuff.
Looks so powerful at that angle.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:59 PM   #68
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Fits the desk quite nicely




So as this project ends, and since I have enjoyed my time here I'm thinking I need to think of something to do next.

I have always been a fan of the art deco style of aircraft displays



So would it be hearsay on this forum to attempt a TB2 or Stingray version of this type? All smoothed off and in brilliant silver?
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:30 PM   #69
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TB3 might better lend itself to that idea, I should think...

(Puts me in mind, too, of some of those spaceship designs from the original Flash Gordon strips during the '30s - Raymond was an artistic genius...)
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:47 PM   #70
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Slowly filling in the detail



My punch list.

stainless screws for the stand
fabricate the housings for the legs
decals for the VTOL ports
fabricate the vents for the horizontal part of the rear stabalizer
All associated lettering (Have approached the mask man, now all I need to do is work out my sizes and get his quote.)

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Best actual colour representation I've been able to get.


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Old 10-08-2015, 12:14 AM   #72
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What boatie said.....

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Really looks good.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:49 AM   #75
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I take it you have tweaked the image to obtain that colour green, and it is not as it's painted ?
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I take it you have tweaked the image to obtain that colour green, and it is not as it's painted ?
The image is tweaked, but it does now reflect the true colour of the bird as it is painted. (if that makes sense.)

However the lettering is pure photoshop.
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Old 20-08-2015, 03:58 PM   #77
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I approached a company that makes paint masks when it came to do the lettering on my 21" Thunderbird 2. THe company is called Miracle Masks and I gave him the size of the lettering and the font and he cuts the masks into this sticky-backed plastic sheet which you peel off the backing, stick onto the model and paint over. Because of my request before he's already got the fonts for TB2 available so it should just be a matter of scaling them down.

How big is this model? On mine the lettering tended to be between 18 and 22mm tall.

Alternatively try to find Letraset rub-down transfers in the Futura Font in the size you want, but these can be tricky to find nowadays.

Because the lettering is white, you can't easily print your own decals using decal paper and a printer as these don't print white. The best you could do would be to print decals with a green background and the letter left white for the white decal paper to show through, but getting the green to match is a very tricky thing to do - I tried it on my Routmaster bus a couple of years ago and its not an easy thing to get right!

You can get lettering from model suppliers but they tend to be specific for particular uses, eg RAF squadron codes rather than a particular font. There may be some railway modelling stockists who have font-specific decals...
Thanks for the measurements, have sent off details to Mal. just waiting for his quote.... Have no idea what he will charge.
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Old 27-08-2015, 04:07 PM   #78
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have had a couple of very nice and positive conversations with mal at Miracle Mask, and the templates are being cut Looking forward to getting them.

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Old 27-08-2015, 04:29 PM   #79
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Check the spelling
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Old 27-08-2015, 04:41 PM   #80
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Checked and double checked, all good at my end but will check when they arrive. I know that others have had an issue. with spelling )
So thank you for the reminder.


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