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SpleenRippa Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 8:11 p.m. PST

Does anyone know if there are any decently sized models of Thunderbird 2 out there? I'd love to have one as a transport for my NVL troops.

I've seen 1/350 and 1/450 kits, but no real numbers regarding model dimensions. Hopefully someone has one and can comment :)

SpleenRippa Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 8:17 p.m. PST

Nothing screams, "mid-tech transport" like TB2!

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 8:32 p.m. PST

Original or Frakes' movie? There are both available.

malleman05 Jan 2013 9:20 p.m. PST

I am not sure if this helps, but here you go:

Okay it seems as though the link doesn't bring you directly to the Thunderbird toys so you have to click on Products first then Candy Toys, and then Thunderbirds.

McWong7305 Jan 2013 9:20 p.m. PST

Check ebay for toy ones, larger than most of the model kit versions, and in many cases cheaper

AVAMANGO06 Jan 2013 12:12 a.m. PST

LOL i had a old plastic eight inch long toy TB2 sitting on my book shelf under a thick layer of dust for a very long time, once upon a time i had planned to use it as a deep periphery mercenaries dropship in a Battletech campaign that never came to be. Just last week and much to his delight I actually gave it to my nephew who wasn't even born when i purchased it, E-Bay has a huge selection of TB models and toys of all different scales and sizes just type in a search for Thunderbird's and your bound to find something of interest.

R.I.P Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 192926 December 2012).

Insomniac06 Jan 2013 2:46 p.m. PST

I would recommend the use of toys… they work a treat and can be easily dismantled for prep work. I used my one for a small starship for a Grymn/alien crew (with a small amount of conversion):

commanderroj Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 10:13 a.m. PST

Insomniac – and those are 28mm right? i didnt like the Thunderbirds remake, but oddly, the T2 makes a great conversion for hard sci fi dropship.

Insomniac08 Jan 2013 8:44 a.m. PST

Yep… sorry I should have mentioned that they were 28mm (but they are Dwarfs so most are about 22mm tall + standard base thickness).

With a few very simple mods the TB2 from the film looks great as a drop-ship. The older version is good but I prefer the newer one for a more sci-fi look.

commanderroj Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 10:15 a.m. PST

I agree. The vectored thrust nozzles look much more functional.

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