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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2010, 11:51:53 am »

hiya Paul.

yeah they will be at a convention in October http://www.fanderson.org.uk/news/fanderson_convention_2010_announced.html

my first ever one.

my  fire engines, my other models along with other peoples vehicles original and replicas from the shows, along with puppets and actors etc.

and hopefully this hydrofoil boat if I get it finished :) should be finished in time, not much to do, Im just not sure on how hydrofoils should look under the water line.

Mike
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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2010, 02:23:14 pm »

Im hoping someone has some of this old ripmax railings, the 3 railed railing which I think is the larger p80 one, although Im not sure, but I have seen them use 2 railed railings in places which I think is the smaller one.

its a white plastic, its not available now as far as I know, but you guys are the experts who should know more :) .

Im not sure how long the lengths they came in, but Id need quite a bit, Im aware that posts are available now, but not 3 rail and Id like the original style as thats what they used, they wouldnt have had time to thread wire between posts. they just stuck the moulded rails on to the models.




can anyone help please?

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Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2010, 05:46:56 pm »

I may even try to make the boat radio controlled one day with hydrofoils :)

 but thatd be a while yet, for now just trying to make it look like the one in the show.

Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2010, 02:00:45 am »

Ive managed to get hold of better HD blu ray screengrabs, and with the help of a scan of a 1966 vic smead ad from Rick I think we can identity most of the bits, although Im still stuck on a few such as the ariel gubbins.

Im pretty sure I can get most of the bits I need from Reade models, just need to find the handrails and ends, and anything else anyone can spot....

link to larger pic... http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/michaeldelz/boatitems3.jpg



thanks
Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2010, 02:36:45 am »

better close up of the front

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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2010, 03:40:29 am »

Im thinking after looking at the front view, that the white ariels may be the ripmax jackstaffs?

Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2010, 06:26:27 pm »

aswel as the original style handrails, if anyone has a couple of these chrome horns they have and want to sell, please get in touch




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Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2010, 02:41:39 pm »

heres a shot of the boat being filmed back in 1965.


still trying to locate some old ripmax handrails for it, no luck so far :(





Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2010, 09:23:04 pm »

If anyone does have any of these old ripmax parts, including the launch window which I asked for originally please get in touch.

I sound like Im after them for free, but theyre is cash waiting, so get looking in those spares boxes chaps :)

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Mike
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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2010, 06:35:49 pm »

Hi Mike,

Reading through this very interesting thread, you mentioned on an earlier occasion that you wondered what the ladder on the fire engine was made out of;

I'm no expert on Thunderbird models at all, but it looks like an early diecast Hornby/Lima/Flieschman etc Girder Bridge, maybe N Gauge.

Greg
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2010, 06:39:57 pm »

hi Greg

I did manage to find that, it was from a large toy fire engine


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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #61 on: July 29, 2010, 04:34:30 pm »

In the Ad on TV,....Should have gone to Specsavers Virgil,      FAB,    what does FAB stand for ?.
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #62 on: July 29, 2010, 06:00:35 pm »

probably the most asked question, loads of fans have tried to make it stand for something

but Gerry the creator said it was just the word "fab" as it was a cool word at the time in the 60s, fab lollies etc

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« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2010, 07:19:15 pm »

and Specsavers should have gone to specsavers, cos it's Scott in virgil's suit. or am i the only one to notice this, does this make me a geek? %%
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2010, 05:28:08 pm »

Ive managed to get hold of a pic of an old ripmax display, in the hope it can jog peoples memories


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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2010, 06:24:15 pm »

Love the searchlights in the middle, does anyone make anything like that now?
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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2010, 06:29:51 pm »

probably the most asked question, loads of fans have tried to make it stand for something

but Gerry the creator said it was just the word "fab" as it was a cool word at the time in the 60s, fab lollies etc

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F.A.B.  short for ........ FABULOUS!

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2010, 08:01:27 pm »

Love the searchlights in the middle, does anyone make anything like that now?

Cornwall model boats do them.  I've used them on my Severn. They are around 5 to 8

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2010, 10:47:49 pm »

Reade models do them as well  (see earlier posts) cos they did lot of the original parts   :-)) :-))
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2010, 10:26:40 pm »

the old style ripmax handrails are proving harder than I thought to track down

If I dont find some soon, Ill use modern brass ones, however does anyone know the size/dimensions of the 2 original styles, so I can match up modern brass ones.

and also, if we find that out, would you guys be able to tell me who does the closest modern ones

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2010, 08:56:03 am »

just a bump in case anyone may have some of the old ripmax handrails.

still on the lookout for some

cheers

Mike
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2010, 02:25:45 am »

Hi Guys

the helijet with the ripmax rectangular window is coming along nicely



as is the hydrofoil boat, just need to find some old ripmax railings for it. I did manage to get some ends..



got quite a collection of studio replicas of vehicles from Thunderbirds building up now :)



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Mike

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2010, 07:10:23 am »

Thunderbirds Are Go was on telly during the night...made in 1966, Still Brilliant!    :-))
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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2010, 12:19:24 pm »

just a bump in case anyone may have some of the old ripmax handrails.

still on the lookout for some

cheers

Mike

 i am sure i have seen these recently whilst trawling through e bay for  'model boat fittings'
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Mike D

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Re: help identifying porthole/window frame - Thunderbirds
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2010, 11:56:01 pm »

Hi Guys

I think you guys may like these pics and frame grabs as its all boats :) in one of the episodes,that is set in a Monte carlo style harbour, there where some model boats I was wondering the origins of. kit or toy.

I came across this archive photo, and got searching for the boats on it as Im sure Id recognised them before, the one on the left.


turned out it was a Triang Scalex boat. they had at least 3 of them in the show, one painted blue with "SHARK FISH" written on in letraset, 1 standard brown and white, these 2 didnt make any sort of real appearance just background models.

but one played a big part in the episode as it was used by a villain in quite a bit of the episode, it had a new body with ripmax handrails and windows on it, Im going to convert my one like this, so need even more of those old ripmax handrails now :) will go nice alongside the hydrofoil boat that Im building already as theyre both from the same episode.




















and from the behind the scenes documentary.




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