Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:22 PM
I found this kit many years ago (1993?) at an IPMS convention and HAD to have it. It's made out of resin and white metal, it's about 12" long, and it weighs a ton, lol. I recently dug it out while doing some organizing, dusted it off, and thought I'd share.
There's lots of clips of Fireball XL5 on YouTube, along with producer Gerry Anderson's other shows Supercar and Thunderbirds, and I guess as a kid I didn't realize just how cheesy it was...but it was made for kids, and everything in it is a model, so it's ok!
By the way....I have a half-built resin model of Supercar around here somewhere. I might finish it, if I could just find it....
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:13 PM
I loved that show, my world was on hold when this was on TV. Supercar too. As a kid I had the motorized Supercar, and Fireball XL5 which as I recall was at least a foot and a half long.
Edited by Agent G, 28 November 2012 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:42 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:56 AM
Either way , I REALLY like the model replica .
Edited by gtx6970, 29 November 2012 - 03:56 AM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:29 AM
Edited by george 53, 29 November 2012 - 04:29 AM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:00 AM
George, I have one of those Supercar kits around here somewhere. I tried to build it years ago and got frustrated trying to cut out the vacu-formed canopy....I put it back in the box and packed it up, now I can't find it. It's around here somewhere! Lol.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:51 AM
there was also a supermarionation show called Stingray that was submarine based.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:48 AM
Superb build, and another t.v programe from my childhood
Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:12 PM
Excellent job on that! I don't often browse this far down the board so I'm glad I saw this.
Chalk me up as another kid who was a big fan of Fireball XL-5 and Supercar. I was even fortunate enough to have relatives in the UK that sent me related toys and stuff - all long gone, but I still have a Supercar drawing around somewhere that I did when I was about five years old.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:13 PM
Very cool. I too, watched Fireball XL5 and Supercar. I think Netflix has them on DVD if you ever want to watch them again.