Wednesday, 20 January 2010

[Kit Review] - F-Toys 1/144 - Thunderbird 4 -

F-Toys 1/144 Scale - Thunderbird 4 - 1
As soon as i saw that F-toys where acquired the Thunderbird license i was pretty much sold on buying a case but then i was discovered that only Thunderbird 4 would be the only 1/144 scale rescue vehicle, kinda of a let down. But hey getting at least on is better than none.

Alright little machine with all the detail there from what i can tell, something that stands out to me is how visiable the joins ands seams are.

F-Toys 1/144 Scale - Thunderbird 4 - 4

Great little touch is Internatiol Rescue pilot inside Gordon Tracy.

F-Toys 1/144 Scale - Thunderbird 4 - 3

The writing is nicely done for a factory app, still would have prefer decals as then i could re-paint it they apply nice crisp lettering.

F-Toys 1/144 Scale - Thunderbird 4 - 6

Comes with the quality F-toys stand which comes with the Star Wars vehicles, this time in a midnight blue instead of black.

F-Toys 1/144 Scale - Thunderbird 4 - 5

Usual l/144 packaging from most companys, always like the intruction sheet. Can pactice my Japanese (which is bad) and like all the info which you can kind of work out not knowing Nihon-go. From the scale guide i never realised how massive Thunderbird 3 is, wonder if its the same size as the Saturn 5?

F-Toys 1/144 Scale - Thunderbird 4 - 7
Love this intro so much, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.. Thunderbirds are GO!

If only i could own a 1/144 Thunderbird 2... Please takara re-release that beauty.
Ian F.A.B.


LEon said...

This is retro! So are you going to repaint this?

Ant Sized Man said...

Would like to but waiting until i get a airbrush, which will be a lonf time coming.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Classic show man! So you are getting an airbush. It will sure help in the outcome of spraying.

chunky B said...

I didn't realize thunderbird three was that large as well. I always thought it was about the size, maybe a little larger than thunderbird 1.

Art these little models current? And, is there a thunderbird 2 in the set?

Ant Sized Man said...

chunky B.

These were just released last month, you can get all the thundebirds in various scale, look up f-toys thunderbirds on ebay for a quick view.

chunky B said...

Thanks, I have been enjoying your blog, very informative, especially since I've been thinking about doing some modeling for the first time in about 10 years.

bluedonkey99 said...


you can actually get a TB" in 144 but it is huge!

in fact there are two sorts!

Takara to aa "bulit" version including lights and motorised legs etc! but last one i saw on ebay went for $500+

The other option is *slightly* cheaper in that there is an IMAI kit for @ $150 dollars, no lights or motors - although its big enough for you to add lighting. It did come with various metal and photo etched parts....

bluedonkey99 said...

ebay# 110489677802

Ant Sized Man said...

Ouch, thats expensive, but so awesome.

Rob Yancey said... has these in stock right now

As well as the Big 1/144 scale TB2

Anonymous said...

All........ the real thunderbird model is under way try.