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Alistair Gauld
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AIP 1/144 Thunderbird 1

September 17, 2022 · in Sci-fi · · 20 · 1K

Another nostalgic blast for me.
A great kit with absolutely no issues at all.

Primed with Tamiya Lacquer Gloss Black.
Painted with Xtreme Metals Aluminium, ColourCoats Light Mediterranean Blue, Insignia Red.
Citadel Nuln Oil for the enginey bits.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Satin Varnish.

Thanks for looking,


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20 responses

  1. Amazing build, Alistair!
    Also Thunderbird two and the Angel interceptor! Wonderful!

  2. Cool blast from the past!

  3. You obviously enjoyed this build, Alastair, must be a little tricky to photograph though.

  4. Was totally unaware of the Thunderbirds until TCM did a Movies with Puppets night on their channel. They showed to Thunderbirds movies back to back. Really had to love it, the entire movie was was one model and diorama after another. Wife couldn't believe I was watching it but enjoyed them a lot. Great stuff and your model looks like it should have been in the movie the other night! Great job.

  5. Great looking Thunderbird, Alistair @alistairfgauld

  6. Excellent! So much souvenirs… Bravo!

  7. Wow ! Thunderbirds was literally the most exciting thing when I was a kid , every morning during the long summer holiday , Da dada dahh ,dada da da Da ... Thunderbird 2 was my favorite but your #1 is a close second , brilliant job on this Al ,it looks like model from the studio.
    Windsor and Newton is artists oil paint right ? so how are you applying it , brush or airbrush ?

  8. Thunderbirds are a go!
    Excellent build!

  9. Well done, Alistair (@alistairfgauld). I remember watching Thunderbirds when I was a kid. Your great model brings back a lot of memories. Is that Dr Who in the background?

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