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Available to pre-order now from our online store is the complete set of Thunderbirds model kits that have just been announced from AIP and Bachmann! Comprising 11 different kits across a number of scales, modellers can construct detailed models of the vehicles from the original Thunderbirds TV series including all five Thunderbird crafts plus the Fireflash, the Mole and Lady Penelope’s iconic car FAB 1!

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Debuting in the UK in 1965, Thunderbirds has subsequently been watched by viewers around the world and even now is aired on Britbox to the delight of adoring fans both new and old! Many of these kits also feature bonus pod vehicles and other exciting features!

1:144 Thunderbird 1 Model Kit

“Sleek, first and fast” – Jeff Tracy. The primary role of Thunderbird 1 is to get to the danger zone as quickly as possible and assess the rescue equipment requirements.

This variable geometry aircraft, also capable of VTOL, is powered by an atomic fusion reactor and has a top speed of 15,000 mph. Piloted by Scott Tracy, Thunderbird 1 featured in virtually every episode of Thunderbirds.

• Movable wings
• Launch or in-flight assembly option
• Wheels or skis landing gear option
• 5 sprues + plastic rods x 4
• Includes decal sheet, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:144 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:350 Thunderbird 2 with Thunderbird 4 Model Kit

Thunderbird 2 is International Rescue’s heavy transport aircraft. Large, and with VTOL ability, this 6,000 mph craft is required to carry the rescue equipment to the danger zone in one of its six interchangeable container pods.

This model kit contains Pod 4 and its cargo Thunderbird 4. Piloted by Virgil Tracy, Thunderbird 2 featured in all but one of the original TV episodes.

• Removable Pod with opening door
• Includes Thunderbird 4 and launch ramp
• Additional Excavator pod vehicle included
• Can be built on support legs or in-flight• 3 sprues + additional plastic parts
• Includes decal sheet, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:350 Thunderbird 3 Model Kit

Piloted by astronaut Alan Tracy and co-pilot TinTin Kyrano, Thunderbird 3 is a vertically launched, reusable, single stage rocket. Used for space rescue missions as well as maintenance and crew relief of the space station Thunderbird 5.

Powered by chemical rockets for lift off and boost, an ion drive is used for space propulsion and to accelerate Thunderbird 3 to a top speed of 25,000 mph.

• Display stand included
• Multi-coloured parts
• 6 sprues + additional plastic parts
• Includes decal sheet, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:48 Thunderbird 4 Model Kit

A small submersible craft carried aboard Thunderbird 2 and used for underwater rescues.

An atomic fusion reactor is used to propel Thunderbird 4 to a speed of 40 knots on the surface and 160 knots underwater. A powerful adjustable searchlight enables aquanaut Gordon Tracy (figure included) to effect deep underwater rescues using a wide variety of instruments including cutting lasers, demolition rockets and battering rams, all contained within the nose section of this the smallest of the International Rescue craft.Requires 1 AA battery (not included).

• Battery operated working search light
• Optional missiles and tools
• Includes Gordon Tracy figure
• 8 sprues + mirror sticker
• Includes decal sheet, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:48 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

Thunderbird 5 with Thunderbird 3 Model Kit

Thunderbird 5, space monitor, is the largest of the Thunderbird craft. An earth orbiting space station capable of monitoring all broadcasts around the globe, constantly listening for distress calls and managing communications within the International Rescue organisation. The craft is almost completely automated allowing the entire station to be manned by a single crew member, this task normally falling to John Tracy. This model kit also includes Thunderbird 3 and choice of lunar or earth display base. Requires 1 AA battery and 1 Type 130 motor (not included).

• Motorised rotation action
• Choice of 2 display stands
• Multi-coloured parts
• 12 sprues + additional parts
• Includes decal sheet, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• Plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:32 FAB 1 Model Kit

FAB 1 is the personal transport of International Rescue’s London agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward. The highly modified Rolls-Royce is driven by Lady Penelope’s chauffeur Aloysius Parker.

Powered by a Rolls-Royce gas turbine and finished in ‘Penelope pink’ the car is capable of a top speed of 200 mph. A host of armaments are available at the push of a button including machine guns, harpoons and a smoke screen. Many of the other features are still top secret! First seen in the opening episode of Thunderbirds “Trapped In The Sky”. Figures not included.

• Chrome parts included
• Optional front and rear weapons
• Workable steering
• 6 sprues + additional parts
• Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:32 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:350 Fireflash Model Kit

Operated by ‘Air Terrainean’ the Fireflash is a hypersonic airliner powered by six atomic motors that enable the aircraft to stay airborne for up to six months. Its maximum speed is Mach 6, approximately 4,500 mph, and is capable of flying at a height of 250,000 feet. It is equipped with two passenger decks and many luxury features including cocktail lounges located within glazed sections of the wings’ leading edges. Unusually the flight deck is built into the aircraft’s tail fin. Fireflash featured in 6 episodes of Thunderbirds but will probably be best remembered for its appearance in “Trapped In The Sky”, the episode that introduced International Rescue to the world.

• In-flight or Landing gear down
• Includes 4 Elevator cars
• Display stand and runway section
• Multi-coloured parts
• 5 sprues
• Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:72 The Mole Model Kit

Able to bore through the hardest rock, the Mole is a manned 30 ton tunnelling machine, carried to the rescue site by a caterpillar tracked trolley and is normally transported to the danger zone in Thunderbird 2’s Pod 5. An inbuilt thermal imaging system contained within the Mole’s drill bit ensures that buried individuals are not endangered by rock falls caused by the drill’s movement. The Mole is one of the few pod vehicles to appear in numerous Thunderbirds episodes.

• Gantry can be raised or lowered
• Workable tracks
• Mole unit can be detached from base
• Multi-coloured parts
• 6 sprues + additional parts
• Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:72 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:350 Thunderbird 1 Launch Bay Model Kit

Beneath the swimming pool on Tracy Island lies the launch bay of Thunderbird 1, International Rescue’s high-speed reconnaissance craft.

• Includes Thunderbird 1 and movable launch pad
• Thunderbird 1 has positionable wings
• Alternative display stand for Thunderbird 1 included
• Diorama walls and base
• 2 sprues + 2 walls + 1 floor panel + 1 shaft
• Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:350 Thunderbird 2 Launch Bay Model Kit

Hidden below a false rock face on Tracy Island is the hangar of International Rescue’s heavy transport aircraft Thunderbird 2. Upon receiving an emergency call pilot Virgil Tracy will select one of the container pods to be carried inside Thunderbird 2, each pod containing a different specialist rescue vehicle. Kit parts moulded in multicolours.

• Thunderbird 2
• 3 pods
• Diorama walls and base
• A range of pod vehicles supplied
• 25 sprues + additional parts
• Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

1:350 Transparent Thunderbird 2 Model Kit

The clear fuselage and two pods enable the modeller to produce a visible Thunderbird 2. Once constructed and with the engines, cockpit and pod internals painted, these normally hidden features will be on view.

Kit includes a selection of ground-based pod vehicles as seen in the original television series, consisting of The Mole, Firefly x 2, the four elevator cars from “Trapped in the Sky”, Transmitter Truck (“Sun Probe”), Excavator (“Martian Invasion”), Recovery Vehicle x 2 (“Pit of Peril”), DOMO (“The Duchess Assignment”” and Fire Truck (“Security Hazard”). Pod vehicles are moulded in multicolours. FAB!

• Visible internal details
• 2 transparent pods
• 12 sprues + additional parts
• Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker
• 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue

We are now taking pre-orders for the complete range of Thunderbirds kits, for shipment in the last week of March 2021.

 

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