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Old 07-08-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default Thunderbird 2 filming models variations

There are quite a few models used to represent Thunderbird 2 in the making of the series. Is there a comprehensive list somewhere?
Here are some that I spotted

https://uk.pinterest.com/portland182...-observations/

The numbering system is arbitrary, it's just the order that I found the images

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Very useful, thanks for sharing.
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You have some wonderful information there- Thanks!

Any way you could post this on something other than Pinterest?
I get about half way down and a large popup appears and demands I log in or join Pinterest which I do not wish to become a member of...
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Great images but I don't thinking we are looking at numerous different models. Possibly 2 or 3 but with different paint jobs, as the models would have required repair over time.
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Great images but I don't thinking we are looking at numerous different models. Possibly 2 or 3 but with different paint jobs, as the models would have required repair over time.
It's possible, but it must be more than paint in some cases, as the intakes change, and the nose length too.

You could think of the numbered types as paint variations of one model if you like, I am just pointing out that there are differences.

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Old 08-08-2016, 06:16 PM   #6
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You have some wonderful information there- Thanks!

Any way you could post this on something other than Pinterest?
I get about half way down and a large popup appears and demands I log in or join Pinterest which I do not wish to become a member of...

Try this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydO-ygYZl3M

OR you could join, it's free, and easy to do, and you never have to pin anything...

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Old 08-08-2016, 07:09 PM   #7
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Thanks!= that video was helpful...

I knew they had a number of TB-2 models for filming and most had repaints, it is great to se everything listed like this.

Any idea which TB-2 model they used for 'Terror in New York City'?
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/udMDUUO49Lg/hqdefault.jpg
I am thinking it could have been a new model since it had extensive below the surface damage. The repair scene in the Hangar could have been the Type 6 model with burn marks applied and the damage hidden by scaffolding and camera angles
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Any idea which TB-2 model they used for 'Terror in New York City'?
The use of a particular model can change from shot to shot.


The attack sequence starts with Type 3 - off centre .2. on the tail.
It swaps to a different version for the approach to landing - has a small '2' on the nose, and a centered '2' on the tail - Type 6?

The first two shots of the crash are the same Type 6
Third shot of the crash, another TB2 which has no '2' on the tail and only a shot yellow stripe on the top forward of the pod. - Looks like a brand new hastily built tail, which is why it has no markings - still the rest of it looks like type 6...
Then for the foam it changes again back to Type 6 with the correct tail
And again for the overhead shot of the foam which you can barely see through the foam
The final foam shot shows a large crack vertically through TB2's right intake - as if they were using a damaged model...

The shot of repairs in the hanger is Type 6 - which has a crack through TB2's left intake, and has new larger '2' now on it - should I call it Type 6b? - it has a larger top on the forward of the lower 2 side windows on TB2's Left side nose.
So I'd say Type 6 was trashed already, and they used it to set fire to, knowing it was due to be refurbished...

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