Friday, 31 October 2014

KEVIN'S SUTCLIFFE SEA WOLF TOY



Hi Woodsy

I seem to have developed a nautical theme here which was totally unintentional. Here are some pictures of my latest acquisition, the clockwork Sea Wolf submarine made by Sutcliffe. I had one of these as a kid and recently got this one for purely nostalgic reasons. It is a metal toy with minimal detail but it looks neat. 

The clockwork motor still works and the sub dives by virtue of its forward motion and downwards pointing hydroplanes. When it slows down, its buoyancy brings it back up again. The key fits into a winder hidden beneath the rubber bung on the conning tower. Neat huh?


Take care,
Kevin

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

MOONBASE CINEMA: CENTURY 21 ZERO X BOX AND TOY REPAIRS 2


A second short video of me making simple repairs to my Century 21 Zero X toy, star of the Gerry Anderson film Thunderbirds Are Go. In this second part I finish the repairs of my box and start on basic upkeep of the toy itself!

Excuse my wobbly voice. No idea what's happened there! I don't usually sound like a live in a fish tank!

The final part to follow tomorrow if you can still stand watching!
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WE'LL SHOWCASE SOME OF KEVIN D'S NEW AND FAB SCRATCH BUILDS AND TOYS. 
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ANIGRAND SPACE GLIDER


I love the Anigrand model of the M2F3, what we know as the Project SWORD Space Glider. I came across these cool model built-ups on a Japanese modellers' site called Dameya@1/144. To see the models being built check the website.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

LEE SULLIVAN AND MIKE NOBLE ZERO-X PRINT


Further to Scoop's post about artist Lee Sullivan, check out this beautiful painting of Zero-X Lee has done along with the legend himself, Mike Noble. It sort of reminds me of what a US Tarheel box might have looked like for a Zero-X toy! To see this picture properly and more then check out Lee's website.

MOONBASE CINEMA: CENTURY 21 ZERO X BOX AND TOY REPAIRS 1




A short video of me making small repairs to my Century 21 Zero X toy. This amazing toy is part of the Project SWORD toy range and starred in the Gerry Anderson film Thunderbirds Are Go. In this first part I repair my torn box. 
More to follow if you can stand to watch!

LEE SULLIVAN ON BOARD FIRESTORM

I was pleased to hear that artist Lee Sullivan has joined the Firestorm design team and is producing a limited edition comic strip edition as part of a backers reward.

Read more about  it here  http://downthetubes.net/?p=17885

This shows  Lee's design work  for 'Ocean Storm' for the Firestorm project.


Lee, as many of you will know did the excellent front cover artwork for the Eaglemoss Gerry Anderson Comic Collection which sadly stalled at volume 5.






I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Lee, along with legendary TV21 artist Mike Noble at Andercon this year. Best of luck with your new project, Lee.


CENTURY 21 TOYS PICTURES ASTON MARTIN DB 5


Here we have the sleek and beautiful plastic Aston Martin DB-5 by Century 21. In immaculate condition it comes with a red racing stripe and friction drive. With its obvious 007 heritage it really is a cool toy. The scalextric-like box shows a red Aston numbered 1. The actual toy is white and numbered 4 so it does beg the question whether there are other colour variations out there?

I wonder if the Scalextricness of this car (compare with a real Scalextric DB5 below - the white DB5 - the real Bond car was silver - was only ever sold as part of the Scalextric 007 set) ran further than its looks and along with the JR21 Typhoon Motorbike posted here were there more formal links between the two companies? What's for sure is that this is just one of a bigger fleet of Century 21 toy cars.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

MYSTERY TOY QUIZ



Name this old plastic mystery space toy readers. 
One go per reader please. 
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BLOG EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVE: CUrrently out of order

Spacex Mobile Launch Pad Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Spacex Nuclear Pulse Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Tarheel Moon Prospector Instruction sheet courtesy of Woodsy

Snow Train and Hover Tank Make a Model Book Century 21 courtesy of Woodsy

Scout 3 Box copy to print out and make up by Woodsy and Wotan

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD
Courtesy of Graeme Walker

Blog exclusive 3 - tarheel moon prospector instruction sheet - print-out a4 and keep!

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