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Old 03-11-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Thunderbird 3 insignia - how many sides?

I'm making a not-very accurate CGI Thunderbird 3 (1960s series). But I can't figure out how many sides of TB3 the big "Thunderbird" lettering appears on. In some shots it seems to be just one sector; others two. And logically you might think it was on all three sectors.
Was it different on different miniatures?
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:58 PM   #2
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My Aoshima model has it on 3 sides
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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Default Some More Possibilities, Perhaps?



From Anderson Reference et al section (2 pages; some gorgeous photos too!):

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...ead.php?t=6215
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Old 15-11-2015, 02:19 PM   #4
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It changes from shot to shot! I would go with all sides. Here are a variety of models from a 'typical' launch. The big picture is 3 images stitched together from a tilt up the largest model. Note how the font and which way the white 3 is orientated changed.

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Old 16-11-2015, 05:41 PM   #5
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I intend to make my Aoshima model kit of Thunderbird 3 extremely accurate
to the original tv,6ft miniature.
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Old 17-11-2015, 02:15 PM   #6
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I am probably 'mis-remembering', but didn't the third side have the 3 vertical (in relation to launch position)?
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Old 17-11-2015, 05:47 PM   #7
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At least one of the models did, yes
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Old 17-11-2015, 10:50 PM   #8
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Pretty sure the 3's were in different orientations so that whichever way the model was filmed the one facing the camera would be the right way round.

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Old 18-11-2015, 08:24 PM   #9
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Perhaps T3 wasn't really reusable- maybe it had to be rebuilt after each launch like the space shuttle :-)
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Old 20-11-2015, 07:10 PM   #10
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Screen caps from 'Thunderbirds Are Go'. In the movie version there are 3 different sides. One has the 3 facing up, one is blank, and the final side has the 3 facing down.

Is the 'Thunderbird' down the side on all three sides? It's definitely on the side without a number in this case...


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Old 24-11-2015, 06:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by saturnapollo View Post
Pretty sure the 3's were in different orientations so that whichever way the model was filmed the one facing the camera would be the right way round.

Keith
How's about I help make it simple for you,"Yes"there are 3 No.3's placed
in different positions on Thunderbird 3's hull.One facing upward on the left
side and another facing upwards on the right side as seen on tv as TB-3
travels through space,and the 3rd 3 is placed in the upward position as
TB-3 is in the launching position in her launch bay.
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Old 24-11-2015, 07:15 PM   #12
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Default Numbers, Please...

That would seem to make sense...number-perfect, for any occasion!

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Pretty sure the 3's were in different orientations so that whichever way the model was filmed the one facing the camera would be the right way round.

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