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Old 18-09-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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heres a load of hd grabs of the TX-204 , would make a very impressive and large studio scale replica.





















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Old 18-09-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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You are right Mike, this would make a terrific build, it's always been one of my favourite designs. Anyone know how big a studio scale replica would be?
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Old 18-09-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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those b-58 engines are 4" long so gives n idea
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Old 20-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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I suppose a modest sized one could be amde ny using the smaller Aurora B-58. I have one somewhere - when I can find it I will measure the engine length.
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Old 20-09-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
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And lurking in the background of the last picture is a WASP Spearhead bomber from Stingray - Repainted yellow and red. Which coincidentally is made from an entire B-58... Talk about Karma...

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Old 20-09-2010, 10:19 PM   #6
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one thing I have noticed on it with the hd grabs is the 2 moon eyes decals on the nose, ive seen them on one of the 1/24 kits but cant remember which one at the moment.

very quick rough estimate is that the main hull is approx 13 inches long with a total length of approx 26 inches

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Old 22-09-2010, 12:13 AM   #7
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the puppet set never really matched the model..



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Old 03-11-2010, 08:18 PM   #8
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scanned photo of it,

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Old 04-11-2010, 12:40 AM   #9
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eye decals for the front, I think they where in other kits too...





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Old 24-11-2010, 11:44 PM   #10
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or they may have been from the original AMT silhouette, note the 60s decals are not in the later releases.



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Old 28-11-2010, 08:47 AM   #11
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Mike this is a great thread.

Should be starting mine next year, really looking forward to it as it's one of my fav's. Target also being built, basing the scale on the Airfix G51.
Should be close enough.
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Old 28-11-2010, 01:05 PM   #12
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good stuff

keep us up to date.

Im sure the main fuselage of this is a plastic toy, its the hole in the nose thats bugging me about it, like the toy car used as the submarine in man from mi5.

it always reminded me of a shampoo bottle.



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Old 29-11-2010, 04:28 AM   #13
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Good theory Mike,

However it could also be there to run the wire through the model to shoot the target drone being released.
Hang the model vertically, rolling sky behind, drop out the target drone by wire through the nose.
That's how I would have done it anyway.
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Old 29-11-2010, 11:15 AM   #14
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could be for the wire yes.

dont think they ever hung anything over than the way we see it, I think the roller sky couldnt be mounted any other way.

with the greatest respect to the original model makers, I think it looks too precise to be carved.

Im sure its plastic, but what Ive no idea.

I keep thinking of hot water bottles and kids plastic swimming floats.

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I would just liek to Point out. That in your final Screen grab, there is a yellow coloured fighter jet in the back. It might just be me but it bears a striking resemblance to the WASP intersepter jets as seen in the Stingray episode "Emergency Marineville". Do let me know i'm curious to find out.



This is a Job for International Rescue... Thunderbirds are Go!
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No, it's not just you, it's the Spearhead Bomber from Stingray, repainted
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:14 PM   #17
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Love this plane,big fan of boomers,real life or fiction and this is one of my favourites
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I like the first head on photo.
It looks like it has real weight on those wheels.
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Is it just me, or does anyone else see two C119 fuselages laid on their sides, and cemented down the top joint line to create the TX 204 fuselage? The rear of the C119 fuselages has become the nose of the TX204. At least, so it seems to my eyes.

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Old 28-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #20
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Ok; so I have started my TX-204 and have found that I had to draw up plans to get the rough correct proportions. when making the basic shape.

As far as I can work out the miniature is 645mm in length and 720mm wingspan (minus wingtip pods as I still have to locate these, but I think they may be from the Lindberg X-94 Thunderceptor?).

I tried really hard to work up the Aurora B58 engines into my plans, but they are just too big in all dimensions - and believe me I have tried all ways to get them to fit .
The main and tail engines are from the Lindberg B58 kit - a section of Lindberg outer engine casing is also used for the undercarriage door.
The top tail plane engine is a Monogram B58 inboard engine and the wheels are 1 1/4"
I think the detail on the tail struts are a combination Lindberg F104 bombs with B58 engine detail as it looks right .
I know the canopy comes from a 1/25th Monogram Futura. But I can't find one so will scratchbuild this part.
The Thunderbird decals are 1/72nd - not 1/48th trust me. I'll have to source these from modern sheets.

Mike you are right. The main body is a large domestic plastic container. But I'm going to have to build mine from ABS.

Ok: I know people are going to be not happy with this. But the Target one kit is an F-84 Thunderstreak (probably the Hawk kit- I'm using the Airfix kit) with Starfighter forward planes.

I know this because when I drew everything out all the parts were laid onto the basic shape plan and it all looks just right.

As I said it all looks right so far, but there's a long way to go yet.

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