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    6 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 4:42 AM - Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #1

    Hi All,

    Completed this dio last night I just had to wait for a coat of water to dry.

    Recipe

    TB2 & Pod 4 - are from VIVID the company that makes all the new TB toys, I filled in the screw holes and did some sanding to it and then painted both using Vallejo Paints I then used rods to hold in place on the base.

    Base - is high density foam and it was cut to shape and with the left over pieces I ripped them apart and made the rocks with them. For the waves I used watered down spakfilla and applied it to the base and while it was drying I got a lightly damp baby wipe and did the old push and flick motion to achieve them.

    Once dry the water area and rocks were painted using Vallejo Paints and then I used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water and covered the water area with it and let it dry. Once dry I dry brushed the waves white and then used Woodland Scenics Water Effects to add depth to the waves and also to add the waves splashing up against the rock and Pod 4 and also used it to make the flames for the retro rockets.

    Once the Water Effects was dry I then painted the flames with Vallejo Paints and then dry brushed the waves again, I then used cotton wool for the smoke and glued it in place on the rods. Once this was all done I then gave the water, waves and flames two coats of the Realistic Water.
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    6 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 10:16 AM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #2

    This is really nice, I'm hoping they eventually release kits for the new craft.
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    6 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 3:59 PM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #3

    I'm not too familiar with Thunderbirds, but that looks like it be straight out of a still from the show
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 4:46 PM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #4

    Teddy said: View Post
    This is really nice, I'm hoping they eventually release kits for the new craft.
    Deagostini has one. Im sure its not cheap though.

    OP, beautiful work.
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 5:54 PM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #5

    Very accomplished work! And so dynamic looking - great job. Even though I was brought up watching the original Thunderbirds I really like the new Thunderbird 2 design - actually I prefer it ( I bought a small and large toy version for my son because I thought it was so great looking). Again - fine work!
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 8:16 PM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #6

    Teddy said: View Post
    This is really nice, I'm hoping they eventually release kits for the new craft.
    Cheers Teddy and yeah I hope they do as well as they are great designs.

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    blakeh1 said: View Post
    I'm not too familiar with Thunderbirds, but that looks like it be straight out of a still from the show
    Cheers blakeh and I grew up on the original but the new series is great.

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    Lear60man said: View Post
    Deagostini has one. Im sure its not cheap though.

    OP, beautiful work.
    Thanks Lear60man and I have seen the Deagostini one it looks awesome but out of my price range.

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    blipper said: View Post
    Very accomplished work! And so dynamic looking - great job. Even though I was brought up watching the original Thunderbirds I really like the new Thunderbird 2 design - actually I prefer it ( I bought a small and large toy version for my son because I thought it was so great looking). Again - fine work!
    Thanks heaps blipper and I also grew up with the original series but I have to admit the new series is great and very well done.
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 10:07 PM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #7

    Great work.. Fantastic.
    Just watched on Netflix or Amazon newer shows. Awesome show to watch with my son (11)..

    Thanks for posting.
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 7, 2017, 6:44 AM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #8

    Lear60man said: View Post
    Deagostini has one. Im sure its not cheap though.

    OP, beautiful work.
    Yeah its a really nice model but I can't afford the 40 a month, unfortunately.

    Would love an Airfix style kit of the new craft though.
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 7, 2017, 9:57 AM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #9

    one of the nicest dioramas I have seen in a very long time - stunning work
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    4 Days Ago  Dec 7, 2017, 4:35 PM - Re: Thunderbirds - Pod 4 away. #10

    Teddy said: View Post

    Would love an Airfix style kit of the new craft though.
    There are 3 so far by Takara Tomy - Thunderbird 2, Thunderbird S, and The Mole - they came out early 2016

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thunderbird...ird+2+real+kit

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thunderbird...ird+S+real+kit

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thunderbird...ird+s+real+kit

    Jim

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