Thunderbird 2 (mini) Build

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This is my next build Thunderbird 2.



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Thunderbird 2 is International Rescue's heavy equipment transporter, used primarily for missions dealing specifically with the Earth's atmosphere.
It is the transport vehicle for several smaller rescue vehicles held in pods, although its capacity for heavy lifting makes it useful in its own right during many rescues.
The craft's main pilot is Virgil Tracy, who is sometimes accompanied by some back-up crew members including Gordon, Alan, Brains, and even John.
It appears in all but one episode of the Thunderbirds TV series, as well as every movie, making it one of the most iconic Thunderbirds machines of all.

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Thunderbird 2 is comprised of two parts: a framed superstructure and a pod. Thunderbird 2's frame incorporates the cockpit, wings, and fuel tank near the vehicle's front, and at the rear the engines and the tailplane, which serves to aid lift and stability. Two stilts are located each at the front and back of the craft to hydraulically lift the craft upward, allowing for the clearing of the pod. Its middle is hollow, to fully accommodate one of the six (total) pods that is required for the mission. Each pod is equipped with undercarriage for a smooth landing for the ship, and contains a huge capacity for storing the rescue vehicle that is needed. The craft is, however, completely capable of vertical takeoff and landing without the pod, but has less integrity this way.

Specifications

  • Cruising speed: 2,000 mph
  • Engines: 2 variable-cycle gas turbine engines operating as turbo fans at low speed and supersonic combustion ram jets at high speed; 12 variable-cycle turbo-ram cruise / trim jets in tailplane; 4 vertical take-off turbo fan jets in main body; 4 vertical take-off chemical rockets in landing legs
  • Height: 60 feet
  • Height (with pod lowered): 110 feet
  • Length: 250 feet
  • Maximum altitude attained: 100,000 feet
  • Maximum speed: 5,000 mph
  • Payload: up to 100 tons
  • Power source: atomic fusion reactor
  • Range: unlimited
  • Weight (without payload): 406 tons
  • Wingspan: 180 feet
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First up was to remove the oversize pilot I then made up 5 new seats with runners plus steering control, also added bulkhead door.



Added missing lights to the top of the Mole and to the front of TB4.


Painted TB2 coockpit, insde the pod and painted the ram jets silver not red as they came.



Drilled out all the small and large stabilising jets then painted silver and fitted main thrusters.


Added decals to cntrol panels, fitted ram jets.








Thank you for looking.
Pete.
 

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Looking great Pete, my favourite of all the Thunderbirds.
 

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Pete,
Loving this I had that cut away drawing as well as a kid I think it was in a Thunderbirds Annual
 
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Decals on, repaint legs and fitted.







Made up missing hover jets, front lights and painted.




Added tubes to main jets and painted.


On to the pod which is going to have TB4 so made up launch ramp and ram.


Added F/R pod locks, painted TB4 and the Mole.







Will be making small base.
Thank you .
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Hi made a very quick and simple base, small wooden block, white card which was scored to look like big concrete slabs, painted & weathered, bit rough and ready I know.






(Note to self no more T/Bs to be build, they don't seem to be very popular it's probably down to there size and accuracy)
Thank you for looking.
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Fantastic work there Pete.
 

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Wonderful Pete. Makes me feel so nostalgic it's almost painful (I had a Thunderbirds suit as a kid - thought I looked the bee's knees).
 

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Please continue with the builds I for one enjoy them.
 

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Great work, brings back childhood memories, including the original Blue Peter make your own Tracey Island.
 
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Wonderful Pete. Makes me feel so nostalgic it's almost painful (I had a Thunderbirds suit as a kid - thought I looked the bee's knees).
Thank you very much Peter, I would love to see the pictures:smiling4:.
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Great work, brings back childhood memories, including the original Blue Peter make your own Tracey Island.
Cheers Dave much appreciated, I bet there's one or two that whached and built Tracey Island I know I did.
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Pete,
TB2, my favourite of them all, and you have done it justice.
Cheers, Mike.
 
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