Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

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Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby smeg1959 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:50

Wading through the Hobby Search site and a couple of Gerry Anderson's creations appeared as a Takara Tomy release this month. 4080 yen ($US35) is a bit steep but it does look decently detailed.
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby bluedonkey99 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 20:17

I take it they have "scaled down" T2 from the old Gerry Anderson Days of the 60s? else it should be in the region of 60cm long (and wouldn't cost 40$) there was the mega T2 from Bandai - that was more the correct size and cost 400$

Still, given the price pay for resin kits this looks like a positive bargain?
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby smeg1959 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 13:11

According to this source, Thunderbird 2 is 76m long and 55m wide. That would made a 1/144 representation nearly 53 cm long and 38 cm wide, putting it in the same class as a C-5 Galaxy but, predictably, a helluva lot bulkier. Unfortunately, the advert quotes the dimensions as 32 cm x 21 cm, which scales out at around 1/250.

So, from a 1/144 viewpoint, Thunderbird 2 is NOT "go" after all. :evil:
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby Wege » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:26

those front windows for the cockpit must be huge then.
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby bluedonkey99 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 19:36

and then two come along at once....

Not, 100% sure of the scale - but its looking bigger. Being a Deagonstino launch its probably 100 issues at quite a cost over all.
It looks like it has springs and lights etc.... and, you may well end up with a whole host of pod vehicles?

http://blog.livedoor.jp/dameya/archives/50907843.html


ooh,the launch video splashes a 1/144 about on screen.... :mrgreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMkQRqweCQ


http://deagostini.jp/tbk/
http://deagostini.jp/tbk/#teiki

and a remote control !

not to be confused with the Deagonstino 1/400 version...
http://projectswordtoys.blogspot.co.uk/ ... -cast.html
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby smeg1959 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 0:36

499 yen for Part 1, then 1890 yen thereafter. Might be like that Yamoto multi-part release a few years ago which ended up costing marginally more than the original battleship itself. :roll:

The video does show the size nicely, assuming the guy in it is no smaller than your average Hobbit.
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby TonyG2 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:30

I've got the Takara Tomy "Real Kit" of the T2/T4 on order from HLJ. Interesting to compare the various T2 designs.

The Classic version according to Wikipedia is 250ft long

The live action movie version. Well I couldn't find any details as to the size but it looks smaller than the original although I still like the original design.

Same holds true of the new TV series version. From the boarding sequence alone, you can tell it is smaller just by comparing the size of the roof hatch to Virgil when he is entering the cockpit
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby smeg1959 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:29

Either that or Virgil's been working out and doing steroids. :twisted:
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby TonyG2 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 18:10

I found a cutaway/technical book on the live action Thunderbirds movie that says that version of TB2 is also 250ft long. So now waiting for official details of the Thunderbirds are Go series version.

Incidentally, anyone see the recent episide with Sylvia Anderson doing the voice of "Great Aunt Sylvia"? Included the original FAB1 (now named FAB Zero) and a short clip of the original series music. Not bad at all.
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go ... Well, 2 and 4 Anyway

Postby TonyG2 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 14:53

OK this Takara Tomy kit finally arrived. No photos as yet and haven't had the chance to measure it up.

On the plus side, there appears to be decent details inside the pod and the TB4 model looks pretty decent.

TB2 is, naturally, molded in green. The cockpit is fairly basic, with three seats. The seats look 1/144, say in comparison to other 1/144 kits.

Compared to a C-5B Galaxy, this TB2 looks small. The C-5B is 247ft long so is comparable to the 250ft of the original and movie versions. As soon as I get the chance I will work out and post what I reckon is the length of this latest TB2. I not saying there is anything wrong with the model, just that it seems so much smaller compared to the original. Sort of reduces the impact.
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