London, South Kensington
12 July 2001
A finely-made modern replica model of 'Thunderbird 1' of large size
built by Robert Smith, with MDF, perspex, resin filler and plastic tube body, with folding wings, painted in silver with blue detailing and red nose cone --96cm. high (E, very small crack at one wing root); with six encapsulated colour photocopies from Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models, detailing the construction of the piece
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The core of this model was formed from sheets of MDF and took around twelve months to construct. It dismantles into four dowelled sections for ease of transport.
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