Monday, 22 December 2014

MOBIUS SEAVIEW TAKE 2

A couple of photos (with just a hint of Photoshop!) of the 1/350 scale Mobius Seaview .



NEWS FROM THE WORLDS OF GERRY ANDERSON

Had a couple of bits of news from the worlds of Gerry Anderson in the Moonbase Central postbox this month:

Jamie Anderson/ Anderson Entertainment

Zelda’s Night Before Christmas:
Anderson Entertainment release free Christmas track online


Anderson Entertainment are giving Terrahawks fans another early Christmas present with the free release of the Christmas track, ‘Zelda’s Night Before Christmas’.

This follows last week’s Christmas giveaway of the Terrahawks Christmas episode – A Christmas Miracle – online via YouTube for 30 days from 10 December 2014.

Jamie Anderson, Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment and son of Gerry Anderson, MBE, says, “We wanted to bring some Yuletide cheer to Terrahawks fans around the world in advance of Big Finish’s April 2015 release of a brand new Terrahawks audio series featuring eight new episodes with three members of the original cast. 

So in addition to last week’s release of the Terrahawks’ Christmas Miracle, we’re also now releasing a free Christmas track with Big Finish – Zelda’s Night Before Christmas”.

“Denise Bryer – the original voice of Zelda – read Andrew T Smith’s cleverly written parody of the classic Christmas poem, and has done an astounding job. Hopefully it’ll provide lots of laughs, and will also send shivers down the spines of those who used to be terrified by Zelda in the original series!”

The New Year will see further Terrahawks treats in store with the launch of ‘Zeroids vs Cubes’, a spin-off animated web series developed by Anderson Entertainment and IDO Design and Animation featuring the robots from the original series. The series is also trailed in the ad breaks of the free episode.

The new Terrahawks audio series can be pre-ordered from http://bit.ly/TerrahawksAudio.

The free Christmas track – ‘Zelda’s Night Before Christmas’ is available from Big Finish here.


The free Terrhawks episode, ‘A Christmas Miracle’, can be viewed here but only until 10 January 2015!

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FANDERSON


Date: 2nd to 4th October, 2015
Venue: the Holiday Inn, Manor Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 2RA

For more details go to FANDERSON'S website

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and a reminder from me about

ANDERSONIC 
the fanzine


For more info go to ANDERSONIC direct.

ANOTHER COOL STOCKING FILLER: RANDY'S FANTASTIC PLASTIC XAB1





Hi Woodsy,

I'd be flattered if you'd post my XAB pictures.  FYI: I don't know if the "AFLAC" reference is valid on your side of the pond, but it's a supplemental insurance company here.  

Speaking of things from the 60's,  I'd been waiting for them to re-issue the original Hawk XAB since I first saw it in a store window in 1963.  When I finished the Fantastic Plastic XAB, it reminded me a little of the Fireball XL-5, which I watched every Saturday morning.  (We never got "Thunderbirds", however.)

All the best,

Randy Kloko

For more about Randy's modelling go to http://www.starshipmodeler.us/gallery14/rk_042111_xab.htm

KEVIN'S PROGRESS: HOVER TANK UPDATE



The story so far..

Took receipt of two Marx tanks, one working, one not. I plan to make one into a "Century 21" toy and the other into a realistic looking replica of the Project Sword Hover tank for me!

Method: cover the tank chassis in a plasticard shell that looks like the hover tank body. Cover in appropriate detail. Alter tank turrets to be more like the Hover tank one. Allow the replica one to turn, preserve the one for the toy to act as battery cover as it does on Marx toy.

Finally, paint and decal.

At the moment, I'm still part way through the turret work. I will need to add all the lower hull details, the fins, grilles etc. The working one goes backwards and forwards.

Hope you like the way its looking so far. I will keep you updated with pictures.

Kevin D

Sunday, 21 December 2014

MOONBASE BOOK REVIEW: FANTASTIC ANNUAL 1968


This is my latest video and my first book "review". Playing it safe I've gone for a comics annual I had as a nipper in 1968 called FANTASTIC based on the UK Marvel comic of the same name. Its more of a basic homage to an annual I loved than a review to be fair!

As I already knew, I know more about old toys than I do about comic artists so I get a couple wrong in this piece! Ah well, its a bit of fun after all. Steve Ditko does indeed illustrate 'I Used to Be Human' but nothing else in this annual. You can get the real dope on the artists from other sites online like Now Read This!

What I can be certain of are the toys. I mention two, Johnny Seven and goofy teeth. To compliment the video here's what they look like:

Stuff We Love

the definitive guide to vintage thunderbirds toys - steve's thunderbirds vintage toys

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!

KYUSHU THUNDERBIRDS MUSEUM

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