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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Marten Richens » Jun 17 '15
Nicely done Malcolm! Scratch built models are always impressive and your`s is no exception. 
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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Malcolm Gibb » Jun 17 '15

Hi Gareth and Marten


Many thanks for your kind comments, I`m glad you enjoyed the build as I certainly had fun building it. I prefer scratch building but still enjoy working on kits at times.


I have a Helijet scratch build which I worked on recently, again its from Thunderbirds one of my favourite programmes. My house is filling up and I`m running out of room for my projects which, although models, still intend to be a larger size.


Gareth I forgot to answer your question about the `base`. No I didn`t make a special base for the jeep I just happen to have some dry play sand and thought I`d try a fancy photo.

This model usually sits on a shelf with my other stuff.


Thanks again everyone.

all the best

Malcolm

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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Wow, that is an impressive project. Very impressive end result too, Malcolm. 
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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Malcolm Gibb » Jun 21 '15

Thanks Martin I`m glad you like the model. A lot of people would build the main thunderbird craft but I like to attempt the less well known `guest` vehicles as they can in my eyes be more interesting sometimes.

My next post here will be a Helijet again from thunderbirds which I hope you will also find interesting.


Thanks again

Malcolm

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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Marten Richens » Jun 21 '15
I look forward to the Helijet! Is there anything in the new series that has taken your fancy, or haven`t you seen anything in in because it makes you want to scratch your own eyes out? Personally I do think they should have learned their lesson from the atrocious Captain Scarlet CG nightmare, but guess what, they`ve managed to trample all over another beloved childhood show :(
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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Malcolm Gibb » Jun 21 '15

I`m afraid I saw three episodes of the new thunderbirds and wished I hadn`t.

I can`t find anything good to say about it as its really aimed at very very young viewers who have never seen quality tv. The whole thing looks as if it was filmed on grannies table by people who have no idea of scale or movement. The only craft I think is reasonable is TB4 the rest are dreadful. So as you an imagine I won`t be building anything from this programme. I still have never seen the CG Cpt Scarlet, being a fan of all the original Anderson programmes anything that`s not puppets is not the real thing so to speak.

CG Scarlet an this Thunderbirds are just cartoons done by a computer, ok they do use models but they move and are filmed just like toys and explosions are not permitted in this show in case it upsets the little ones. What is t world coming to?

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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Marten Richens » Jun 21 '15
Well done for making it through three episodes! I agree with you wholeheartedly; Anderson should be filmed in Supermarionation, but however you decide to film it these days, there has to be peril and explosions! If people have kids that get scared by explosions, what the hell are they letting them watch Thunderbirds for in the first place? Surely the name alone would scare them! I do wish we`d stop doing things for the LCDs of the world (Lowest Common Denominators), we should be making programmes that make people think, but then I was bought up on Blake`s 7, so I would say that!
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Re: Thunderbirds Desert Jeep

Gareth James » Jun 21 '15
This may go some way to explaining the `dumbing down` process.....

What I was reading aged 12....


What my son reads aged 12..........


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