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Old 16-07-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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I'm somewhat new to model building, other than the odd kit my parents would buy me at Christmas, that unfortunately never came out right (or more likely seldom were finished). Any way that was 40+ years ago. What I do have is a deep love of Gerry Anderson and Century 21 productions that go all the way back to Twizzle and Torchy. Thunderbirds however was my Nirvana. To be even more precise TB2 is and will always be at the top of my list.

So whilst browsing a local thrift store I found one of these for 10quid.



It immediately brought back so many memories of watching Thunderbirds as a kid with my dad on Sat afternoons back when it was 1st run. So I had to buy it, thinking that it would suffice as a nice item to add to my office.

That didn't last very long before I started to look at the big red sound buttons and cheap looking stickers.
So I played around a bit starting with the engines/exhausts







On the final pic you can see where I've started to fill other gapping holes etc.

I know that this is not quite in the vein that most of the superb models on this forum follow, in fact it's a very novice attempt to create something a little more realistic from a very poor copy. I will however need a lot of advice (some of which I can use your excellent search facilities for) Some questions however I will need to ask. I hope you will lower your standards to my abysmally poor ones and help me out.



Sorry for the quality of pictures, photography is another skill I lack.

Steve
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Old 16-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #2
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First of all -



Then - take a deep breath, and hop right into the Launch Crater section. There's at least one TB2 build going on right now, and you'll find lots of other info and advice...



Never be afraid to ask a question - the variety and caliber of talent hereabouts continues to astonish! Be assured, someone will know (or, can find out)...

And all the while - enjoy!
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Old 20-07-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
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I've spent a lot of time filing sanding and shaping, and I think somethings are starting to come together. Although the dimensions of TB2 match the model (per Wikipedia) it's a lot flatter and wider in the fuselage than the "real thing." The pod is defiantly one section smaller and slimmer. I can live with this though.

Still very toyish here



Here the fuselage can be seen to be slimmer, but still showing a good likeness to TB2 for a desktop model.



Some work on the cockpit windows helps to take away the toyishness. (I think)



Still lots of filling to do etc, currently debating cutting of the stubby thick wings and rebuilding them, but if I do that I really should do the same to the tail fins.

Thanks for looking

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Old 23-07-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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First of all -



Then - take a deep breath, and hop right into the Launch Crater section. There's at least one TB2 build going on right now, and you'll find lots of other info and advice...



Never be afraid to ask a question - the variety and caliber of talent hereabouts continues to astonish! Be assured, someone will know (or, can find out)...

And all the while - enjoy!
It was very amiss of me not to say thank you for the warm welcome.... So thank you, it was appreciated

I decided to change the wings, and she now sports some green anticorrosion paint



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Old 23-07-2015, 09:34 PM   #5
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You're very welcome!

Like that two-tone look - most original, gives her a whole new aspect. If only Dinky had thought of it...
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