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Old 02-05-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone have good plans and/or photos of Thunderbird 2 pod interior?

About a month ago I received this in the post from Japan which I am incredibly excited about owning needless to say:



Considering its size, I have decided I'd like to build an interior to the pod, so I'm currently looking for good photos or plans for an interior for a pod. I'm not particularly bothered which one, although I'm not that interested in Pod 4 as I don't have a 1:144 scale Thunderbird 4. I've got some photos/plans of Pods 1 and 3 from the net and the Haynes manual has a cutaway plan for Pod 5.

I've made a start with a floor to the pod which entails cutting out the door in the pod, which is NOT an easy proposition considering how tough and thick they've made the material the kit is made from!



and I'm currently in the middle of cutting out the upper part of the door



If anyone has any more information, I'd be very grateful!

Thanks in advance...
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:11 PM   #2
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I do not have plans, but I do have the large pod replica with full interior and removable outer panels. PM me if you are interested and I can take a bunch or photos for you..
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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Seem to recall someone here having a try at doing Pod 3's, posted an in-progress picture or two...alas, not a name, though...
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:59 PM   #4
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I built a 1:1 scale Pod a while back.


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Old 09-05-2015, 05:39 PM   #5
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Yes! Those pictures were wonderful, and still are!
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:52 PM   #6
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Original pod with the Mole.
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:01 AM   #7
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Hi Dave

Yes your photos are in my reference book already, excellent work! Here are some photos of my progress so far...

















I've got the other support girders on the bench having the holes cut out and will get attached tomorrow, then I will be able to add the internal skin. I'm planning on initially skinning just the starboard side, then adding the inner detail before adding the port skin. This will allow easier access. Sadly I don't have any 1:144 scale pod vehicles - even my Imai Firefly is too large...
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:27 PM   #8
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Sadly I don't have any 1:144 scale pod vehicles - even my Imai Firefly is too large...
The cheapest option is probably Thunderbird 4 by F-Toys
It's a prepainted mini, a bit like the Konami ones, but in 1/144th scale
Look for it on eBay...

Cheers

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Old 16-05-2015, 08:32 AM   #9
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http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...ead.php?t=5245

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Old 16-05-2015, 10:14 AM   #10
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Ah yes the trasmitter trick pics, alrrady had those but thanks for pointing them out anyway
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Old 21-09-2015, 07:58 PM   #11
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Hi everyone,

I spotted the thread and had to sign up.

Boldman the work you have done with your TB2 is exceptional! Esp the internal pod detail with the lights. I will def not be measuring up to that standard I am afraid.

I have the same much loved model of Thunderbird 2, but mine is now twenty four years old, and it needs some serious renovation work.
I built mine back in 1991 when I was 16, and although it looked fine at the time, the lack of experience shows.

My TB2 will need all the old paint taken off, and there are cracks at the join between the nose and the engine stems. I am thinking of getting a metal plate or plates to create a sandwich effect, to strengthen the hull. (Like steel in concrete?) Alternatively, would strong modelling filler all round be enough to strengthen as well as smooth out the fuselage? I have used Milliput in Trek custom modelling before.

Although I have occasionally had the model with the pod in place, (usually when moving house,) but as it is a static model, I usually display it on its telescopic legs, with the pod below.

I have contacted Miracle Masks re a quote to replace the decals - again thanks Boldman for sharing that info in here, but I need to work out the renovation activities before I get anywhere near adding them.

Any advice, comments, feedback or prior experience would be appreciated! At least two other people on the Fanderson Forum are looking for some help with their models once I know what I am doing with mine.
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Old 21-09-2015, 08:48 PM   #12
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You should take a look at the full build thread here: http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...d.php?t=160663 for more info. I'll take a look over on the Fanderson forums as well - I don't visit there often nowadays, but I'll take a look now you've reminded me
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