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Old 03-13-2020, 08:17 PM
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Cool Thunderbird 2

I decided to look at some of the models that Gary Pilsworth uploaded to our Download section and specifically the Thunderbird 2 transporter from the old TV series of the 1960's Sci-Fi series where they used puppets/marionettes and interesting vehicles to "save the Earth" from bad dudes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIAKj3Gl1E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEDcZBGZtrs
Thunderbird 2-tb-2-still.jpg

The kit was downloaded here: http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/v...downloadid=158

Thunderbird 2-img_1254.jpg

and there are more models from this series
http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/v...=searchresults


The model is simple and is basic in construction. So if you are looking for easy build projects especially now with the pandemic going around, than this is a nice model to build. And for us old timers, this show will bring nice memories.


There is a 3D model in sketchup of this as well here:
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/mod.../Thunderbird-2



Thunderbirds are GO!!!!!!!



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Old 03-13-2020, 08:29 PM
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Exclamation parts

Here are the fuselage parts.


My modification was to remove the glue tabs and add them on like any other conventional build. The fit should be a little better.


Thunderbird 2-img_1255.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1256.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1257.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1258.jpg

The paint is simple and flat. There are no panel lines or shading. So if someone has the skills, I would encourage a repaint of this model to spruce it up a bit.



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I'm excited to see this project unfold!! I remember my friend had a Thunderbirds themed birthday party when we were about four years old. I don't exactly remember much of the series, My dad showed me a few shows on YouTube around that time. Very vague childhood memories, but that's what makes them special, because there's only so much one can remember of that age!!!
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I'm excited to see this project unfold!! I remember my friend had a Thunderbirds themed birthday party when we were about four years old. I don't exactly remember much of the series, My dad showed me a few shows on YouTube around that time. Very vague childhood memories, but that's what makes them special, because there's only so much one can remember of that age!!!
I had fun times watching the original shows. Even though it was kind of corny using puppets.

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Exclamation Fuselage assembly- part 1

Here are the parts.
Thunderbird 2-img_1259.jpg


I assembled the forward section and then the rear.
Thunderbird 2-img_1260.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1262.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1263.jpg

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Note:
There is a wide angular transition between each section and therefore makes the fit difficult and the glue strip do show thru.



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Question Fuselage-part 2

Here is the center section. There are only two formers in the entire fuselage to give it its shape.

Thunderbird 2-img_1266.jpg

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I don't understand why the joiners for each section had to be on the bottom when most of the fuselage sides are covered later on and you could have a fuselage with very few visible joints on the bottom.
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Forward fuselage

The forward fuselage has a diverging transition on the bottom. Attachment will be tricky later on.

Thunderbird 2-img_1273.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1274.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1275.jpg

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Exclamation Fuselage-joining the sections

At this point, assemble the forward, center and aft fuselage sections.


There is an opening at the bottom for a strip that will prove difficult due to the sharp angles at the joint, but we will force it into place.



Here is the fuselage so far

Thunderbird 2-img_1276.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1277.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1278.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1279.jpg


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Exclamation Fuselage- lower strip joining

Here is the small strip that suppose to connect the forward fuselage bottom to the center.

Thunderbird 2-img_1278.jpg
Thunderbird 2-img_1279.jpg

There is no way for me to have assembled it first and then try to fit, so I let if out at first.

Thunderbird 2-img_1280.jpg
Then glue to the forward tab and press from the inside to fit as best as can be done.
Thunderbird 2-img_1282.jpg

When dry, glue it to the center section ( it needs low tack tape ; Tamiya ).

Thunderbird 2-img_1283.jpg

Not the best as the part wants to bend at places. I will re laminate it later.


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Exclamation fuselage done

Here it is so far.
Thunderbird 2-img_1284.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1285.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1286.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1287.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1288.jpg


It reminds me of a loaf of bread in green color

Again, I have no idea why not have the seams that are on the bottom not covered up on the sides where the engines go on?

Thunderbird 2-img_1294.jpgThunderbird 2-img_1293.jpg

I did have to print a few sections on thin paper and re laminate on the bent or damaged sections.


Anyhow, this is a very simple design that at the end will still look good!!!!!!



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