THUNDERBIRDS!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by SgtFang, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. SgtFang

    SgtFang Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Did Bandai or anyone ever make decent size kits of the vehicles from the recent movie?

    I finally got around to renting it a few days ago, and I think I've watched it at least once a day since.

    I was scared to death it was going to just be a "Spy Kids" knock off, but it's plain to see that Frakes, Paxton, Edwards, and everyone else in that age bracket really put a lot of love into this flick. :)

    The CGI never completely beat you over the head, the kids never "quite" crossed into "annoying territory", and when they came close, the scenes with the ships and older actors quickly pulled it back to being fun.

    Hehe, I actually got a little bit misty eyed, watching T-2 roll down the palm tree alley for launch. :$

    -Sarge
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No kits AFAIK, there were some small trading models I think. I did pick up an Japanese-issue "Deluxe" TB2 that was big (11" long.) with electronic features and some pod vehicles inside. B)


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  3. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    I actually liked the new Thunderbirds movie, too... Very enjoyable and the extra features on the DVD were pretty cool.
     
  4. SgtFang

    SgtFang Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Heh, did you catch that quick shot they snuck in, when the kids are taking off in TB1, where the hand on the right comes down on the throttle, and has strings on it? :lol

    -Sarge
     
  5. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    Yup, I played the DVD back a few times and realized they were paying a tribute to the super-marionettes from the original series.
     
  6. KrokoHunter

    KrokoHunter Sr Member

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    Bandai did make som kits of TB1, TB2 and TB3. Very small though.

    I have them at home, and I'm afraid it's going to be one of those neverending projects, because I've tried to superdetail them, drilling out the windows and holes in the supportbeams, and so on.

    /Niels
     
  7. TK-855

    TK-855 New Member

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    I remember seeing some mini-kits at a comic book show back in February, but I have a reissue set of the Matchbox models, TB 1-2-3-4 and Lady Penelope's car. Also an unassembled TB-3 model from the 1980's in a box somewhere.
     
  8. KrokoHunter

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    I'll see, if I can show you some images of the minikits soon ....
     

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