Thunderbirds are GO

Having introduced my young one to classic 70’s Scifi TV series Thunderbirds he sugested we make a rocket in the workshop. Already owning large replicas of TB1 and TB2 it was going to be Thunderbird 3. This project was ideal for my improvised wood lathe made from an electric drill and skateboard bearings. The lathe had previously been constructed to make a 32″ softball bat with great results. The Thunderbird 3 model is 450mm tall and is inspired by the series model (read not exact replica). Only half way through the paint work and missing it’s designation number I couldn’t wait to share a picture of it. Needless to say my young Thunderbird fan is happy with the results as am I so far.

Thunderbird 3 in flight

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