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Old 06-07-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Century21slough's Studio Scale Thunderbird 1 Launch Pen

Century21slough said its ok to post some pics here as he has no way of doing it, Im sure he'll be along to answer any questions.

this is one of the best things Ive seen in ages, inspirational

spot on!







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Old 06-07-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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WOW.WOW.WOW.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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Just looks like screen grabs from the show. Amazing stuff!
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:53 AM   #4
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That. Is. Awesome! I love it!
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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Stunning...!

That sets the standard for all of us to achieve !
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:15 AM   #6
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i have had the pleasure of seeing this up close, it's about time it arrived here and to make us all feel worse about our modelling skills it looks even better in the flesh. when it's in front of you , you dont know where to look as there is so much "going on" in the display. you look at a part and think "oh yeah, that's what that part is, didn't realise how big it was" etc , etc. just wish i had the room to build and display something like this. great to see it again. lovely job H.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:30 PM   #7
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Man thats nice. Looks like about 20 cases of girder bridge kits! Must have taken a long time to build all of that detail.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
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Wow- this is brilliant, have you tried to re-create the launch sequence using a movie camera yet?
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:34 PM   #9
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Ive got some questions, which is pretty much, where did you get everything? haha

Im not building a replica of this, but many of the same pieces are used on other things Im doing.

is the lemon squeezer original? and whats the girder piece above it?
what is the white fencing?
the red pipework, I know you confirmed its plastic, but where do you get it from?
the chequer tape, is that original tape or made?
the ribbed pieces painted white and grey, where are they from
and the right hand side of the pen, Ive never seen a shot of that side, is that copied from a shot or is it freelance, if its the latter it looks superb

I wouldnt mind some info on the construction of your tb1 too, Ive always fancied one this scale but I like it when its got the removable panel.

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Old 06-07-2010, 08:49 PM   #10
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The part above the lemon squeezer looks like something from a section of station over-roof
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:06 PM   #11
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Absolutely stunning job, brilliant work.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:22 PM   #12
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fantastic, you have a truely amazing eye for detail.
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Many thanks for all your kind comments guys, Firstly I cannot take any credit for the actual TB1 model, as it was built by Mark 42 and borrowed for the display by myself. This build first started in 2004 and was worked on and off for about 18 months (thank god for DVDs) I always loved the picture on the inside cover of the 1966 annual, and thought one day I will make one of those island hangars. Most of the time I spent looking for the bits and bobs from the period, the Ripmax fittings, the two Marx toy periscopes, and 1960s soap dishes, but most of the things I could not get like the plastic ribbed vacforms that DX highlighted are just painted cardboard.

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:31 AM   #14
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... This build first started in 2004 and was worked on and off for about 18 months (thank god for DVDs) ...
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I have to say that Century21Slough you have built one of the most impressive models that I have ever seen, it looks like it took that long to build your studio scale Thunderbird 1 pen. Mark 42's T1 is a beauty too.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:13 AM   #15
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... and the right hand side of the pen, I've never seen a shot of that side ...
I agree, that angle is new to me, too, but otherwise, I doubt any layman could tell the difference between this build and the original - a truly impressive replica!
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F%ck, did I say f%ck? BEAU TI FULL! you just feel like you would like to be 1 inch tall just to enjoy the view from inside.. and fly away
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The part above the lemon squeezer looks like something from a section of station over-roof
Absolutely right ! It's from a Faller kit. Was looking through an old Faller catalogue with C21 when he spotted it, and then I managed to find one in a collectors shop for him. I think I also supplied one of the periscopes and sourced the soda syphon cartridges. But obviously he did the real work ! Looks fantastic, with TB1 in position adding the finishing touch.

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Old 21-07-2010, 10:23 AM   #18
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I could not remember seeing this before, however trawling through some pictures taken at previous Fanderson conventions spotted it sat there on dispaly in the model room.
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I could not remember seeing this before, however trawling through some pictures taken at previous Fanderson conventions spotted it sat there on dispaly in the model room.
Blimey Tony, it's big enough !

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Old 21-07-2010, 12:22 PM   #20
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What an amazing model. Just need to get the white balance right for the photos.

What size is it? I get the impression it is rather large.

I keep hoping that Imai having done TB 1 and 2 launch bays might do a TB3 one.

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