Marc J. Frattasio
The Gyropedo was an advanced type of World Navy submarine launched torpedo featured in
There were at least four Gyropedo models. They appear to have been made out of aircraft kit drop tanks or bombs with a new pair of diving planes attached.
These U.S. Navy surface to air missiles were featured in
The models look like they were made from modified Aurora Nike missile kits!
This is the target sleeve which was towed by the large SAF aircraft featured in
It looks like this simple model was made out of wood.
These surface to air missiles were featured in
It looks like these simple models were turned wood with balsa wood sheet fins.
This monorail vehicle was featured in The Uninvited
. It looks like this simple model was made of wood.
Look familiar? This is nothing more than the Zombite's monorail model described above repainted and turned upside down! Many models were
modified and reused
from episode to episode in
These mobile homes were featured in
The simple 1/24 scale models were made of wood with rubber wheels made for flying model aircraft.
The International Rescue Hover Scooters were featured in
and a number of other Thunderbirds
episodes. There appear to have been at least two different sized versions made, 1/24 scale for long shots and puppet sized for close up shots (as seen here). The Hover Scooters were made out of wood.
This cable car was featured in
This highly detailed 1/24 scale model appears to have been made out of wood and metal wire. It has a sculpted plasticine figure inside.
This monorail train was featured in
It looks like this model was made out of wood with kit parts and other bits stuck on for detail.
These unfortunate aircraft hangars were hit by Red Arrow 1 in
It looks like these structures were made out of wood. Note that the aircraft inside the hangars appear to be repainted B-58 Hustler kit based Spearhead jets from
Look familiar? These monorail train station shelters, featured in The Perils of Penelope
were reworked from the Edge of Impact
aircraft hangars described above. Many models were reworked and recycled from one episode to another in Thunderbirds
International Rescue's Mobile Camera was featured in Edge of Impact
. It looks like this model was made from a wooden dowel detailed with kit parts and other bits. For example, the engines are from a B-58 Hustler kit and the landing gear leg's 'feet' appear to be from the Airfix OO scale model railroad Footbridge kit.
The Sunprobe rocket gantry featured in
was a complicated model which incorporated a number of kit parts (such as the Airfix OO scale model railroad Girder Bridge kit) in its construction.
Look familiar? The machine used to move the Empire State Building in Terror in New York City
was a rework of the Sunprobe rocket gantry which was described above.
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