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paulcarson

Alphans
Yes Paul, I believe that it was taken in the 60's. It was part of a promotion for the show as Gerry's shows were very popular in the far east .
 
Yes Paul, I believe that it was taken in the 60's. It was part of a promotion for the show as Gerry's shows were very popular in the far east .

I don't know about the puppest but the vehicles are not the origonals, they are too clean to be the ones used for filming. The SPV especially was completely knackered that one is almost sparkling its that clean and knew.
 

DX-SFX

Alphans
The saloon car has no glazing in the rear and the MSV looks silver. Shapewise they look good. Could they be exhibition models made from the same moulds?
 
The saloon car has no glazing in the rear and the MSV looks silver. Shapewise they look good. Could they be exhibition models made from the same moulds?

No they never made exhibition models, they look like replica's to me, if you look at the SPC and SPV ref photos taken after filming you can see how badly damaged they are. The studio would never just referb the models to hand over to anyone. Most definitly they are replicas.

No they never made exhibition models, they look like replica's to me, if you look at the SPC and SPV ref photos taken after filming you can see how badly damaged they are. The studio would never just referb the models to hand over to anyone. Most definitly they are replicas.

AHH wait a minute, there was a photo of an SPV on the back of the Mecha Graffiti book. this was certainly a replica. I bet its the same model.
 

miger1

Alphans
The SPV particularly looks odd.
It's missing the aerials, very large roof fin,the rear tracks look very basic and the silver trim looks pristine, where at the end of filming it was falling off!
Replicas for sure --saying that, i'd love all of 'em --- & where are they now????
 
The SPV particularly looks odd.
It's missing the aerials, very large roof fin,the rear tracks look very basic and the silver trim looks pristine, where at the end of filming it was falling off!
Replicas for sure --saying that, i'd love all of 'em --- & where are they now????

There is a photo of all three vehicles taken at the end of filming on page 32 of Mike Trim's book worth a look for comparisson
 

miger1

Alphans
After looking at the photo in Mike Trim's book, i'm wondering now if they are the same models but repainted/cleaned up for the trip to Japan ----the SPV has the large roof fin and the Patrol Car in both shots looks to be the damaged model with the back end/roof pushed down.
 

FeRaHGo

Alphans
the picture of TB2's conveyor...that blue sleek shape with the fin on the right looks a bit like the land speed record car. Was there a toy about at the time? Or was the...Bluebird?...later? Would those Kibri fuel tanks have been used in the Ben Sheba Refinery shots?
 

paulcarson

Alphans
Here's a couple of better pics:





The Scarlet puppet secured to the base, could this one be Phil's ?
 

Dave

Alphans
I always believed that those were the original models. Certainly, the SPV and Patrol Car look genuine (just cleaned up). The MSV looks odd - but that maybe the angle it's pictured at.

My money's on originals - unlesss anyone has facts to the contrary...(insert smiley face here).
 

DX-SFX

Alphans
If the puppets are originals, and they look like they are, I agree I think the vehicles could be too. One of the SPV's did have a taller fin.
 

TerraForm1

Alphans
I had always been under the impression that the 3 gentlemen were executives at Imai and that the vehicles pictured were used to pattern their company's kits. It certainly has all the earmarks of being a corporate publicity shot and would also explain the strange proportions of the Imai MSV. The main body width is too narrow compared to the passenger compartment and reflects the contour of the large one pictured above.
Is it just me, or does scarlet's head and expression look like the special puppet used when Scarlet is shot atop the London CarVue?
 

paulcarson

Alphans
I think its the stiff pose that the puppet is in and also the way the hand is almost holding the gun. Interesting theory about imai, very possible that it could be.
 

Mark42

Chief Eagle Pilot
Definately all original in my opinion - just revamped for show after the series had ended. We're just not used to seeing them like that.
As for the Scarlet, I believe that it was the head where the eyes only move up & down for the going to sleep shots, as opposed to the normal only going right to left movement.
 

saturnapollo

Alphans
Talking of the MSV and SPC, I always thought that the MSV looks underscale when being escorted by two SPCs (notably in the pilot episode). If you take the size of a person relative to the SPC, there wouldn't be a lot of room inside the MSV yet it looks pretty spacious on the puppet set.

The MSV by itself looks as though it is meant to be pretty substantial.

Keith
 
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