Tuesday, 31 March 2015

CAPE KENNEDY SET LENTICULAR POSTCARD



Hey Woodsy
Don't know if you've seen this? I found it on ebay. It is a 4 x 5 lenticular postcard from Japan, mid 60s. Very, very fine lens, extremely detailed. Thought you might get a kick out of it. Here it is side by side with Bob McCall's artwork. It looks like someone actually built a toy/model to stage the exact image in his painting. It could just be a very, very realistic painting, but it looks like a toy or maquette of some kind.
Cheers
Rob Godwin
Canada

Woodsy says: Amazing! is it really a model? For more of these lenticular cards then check out John Sisson's fab Dreams of Space blog.

Monday, 30 March 2015

New Thunderbird 1 in landing position.

Check out this screen grab showing Thunderbird 1 landed. Note that rear  engine swivel.

NEW THUNDERBIRD THEME HEARD ON RADIO 2

Sara Cox standing in for Chris Evans this morning on the UK  Radio 2 breakfast show  had a brief chat with David Graham and played the 'new' Thunderbirds theme. She dld talk over most of it, but from what I could hear it sounded a lot like a  pointless slight reworking of the original, complete with the Peter Dyneley countdown!

SOVIET SWORDBOMB


Soviet
SWORD
BOMB!

Reconnaissance 2's of course! Doh!

THUNDERBIRDS AT EASTER: EGGSCELLENT!

Thinking ahead to this Easter Saturday I am planning a table display for a family meal [if Missus Moonbase will let me! ha ha]. 

To celebrate the debut of the new Thunderbirds TV series and Easter I would like to combine them together in the display! Bunnybirds!

I don't recall any specific Thunderbirds Easter toys from my childhood so I will use what I have to hand. The old Matchbox Tracy Island toy springs to mind as it has three places where I could sit some Easter eggs!

Here's what I mean using some random rockets as eggstras.


I suppose the obvious places for eggs would be the Thunderbirds vehicles themselves: a pod egg in Thunderbird 2 and an sat snug in the middle of Thunderbird 5. And who could ignore the possibilities of Zero Eggs! [sounds like a boring holiday though! ha ha]

Has anyone else any ideas for a Thunderbirds - Easter table display?

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

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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

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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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