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ADVENTURES IN PLASTIC THUNDERBIRD 3 BUILD

Chris Clifford revels in childhood sci-fi nostalgia with his KMW exclusive build of the Adventures in Plastic Thunderbird 3.

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MAKING A SPLASH

Arguably, the Thunderbird 1 take-off sequence is one of the most impressive scenes from the TV series Thunderbirds, and the IMAI launch bay has been re-boxed by Adventures in Plastic.

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TRANSPARENT TRANSPORTER

Those who grew up with Thunderbirds may remember numerous cutaway diagrams in various books – now modellers can recreate the tantalising systems these depicted inside Thunderbird 2 with Adventures in Plastic’s ‘transparent’ 1/350 scale kit.

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VERSATILE VSTOL

Thunderbird 2 was perhaps the ‘jack of all trades’ machine in the classic 1960s TV series, supporting operations on land, sea and air either on its own or via a range of utility vehicles launched from its mid-section pods.

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ORBITAL LISTENER

Adventures in Plastic’s Thunderbird 5 is another of the firm’s complex offerings, as an electric motor, gearbox, associated wiring, bulb, switch and pair of magnets is provided along with the decals and 13 styrene runners.

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ATOMIC AIRLINER

In the Thunderbirds pilot episode, Trapped in the Sky, International Rescue’s first-ever mission involved saving the Fireflash airliner by landing the huge machine on four elevator cars.

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UNDERWATER RESCUE

Often ferried on missions in Thunderbird 2’s cargo pod, Thunderbird 4 was one of the team’s smallest rescue vehicles, yet a fan favourite with its bright yellow livery.

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LADY PENELOPE'S THUNDERBIRDS FAB 1 FROM ADVENTURES IN PLASTIC

New Bachmann own brand Adventures in Plastic has re-boxed Aoshima’s Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds kits. Here, CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews Lady Penelope’s properly pink FAB 1 Rolls-Royce limousine.

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SCOTT TRACY'S RESPONDER

Modellers have been eagerly awaiting Adventures in Plastic’s Thunderbirds kits, and these re-boxed Aoshima/Imai offerings have now been released.

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READY FOR RESCUE

Fans of the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds are in for a treat with this 1/350 set from Adventures in Plastic, which is a re-boxing of the IMAI/Aoshima kit.