Aoshima Mini Thunderbirds Thunderbird No 1
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson created The Thunderbirds TV show. Their AP Films production company made the Thunderbirds and ITC Entertainment distributed it. The show was known for Supermarionation," a filming style that combined marionette puppetry and scale-model special effects. Thunderbird No.1 was a fast action response vehicle which Scott Tracy piloted. I grew up watching the Thunderbirds, and my brother and I loved it.
This is a simple kit. It is composed of 21 parts, including 2 metal axles. The plastic parts come on 5 sprues. One part is molded in bright red and the rest in metallic gray. These parts are well molded and are free from sink marks and flash. The kit also includes a well printed decal sheet. Given the intended audience of the model (children) I was surprised to find decals rather than stickers.
Really? This is a caricature of an imaginary vehicle from a children's television how. It looks the part.
This kit brings back fond memories for me. You could build it in 15 minutes, and spend more time on the decals. I like this kit and I recommend it. I would like to thank Aoshima for the review sample.