Saturday, 31 January 2015

MORE MANUAL LABOUR


Hi Woodsy,

Saw your post about the Hover Tank manual page. You asked if anyone had done their own Sword manual pages. Years ago I toyed with the idea of doing a new version of the manual with photographic images. I only got as far as trying three pages and didn't really complete those, but here are my attempts.

Take care,

Kevin D

MASTERMODELS: MORE FILM FOOTAGE FROM 1968

Whilst doing further research into Mastermodels I came across a longer silent film at British Pathe. It appears to be out-takes and cuts from the footage posted previously on the blog. It includes a short section featuring the Zero X on a workbench as seen in this blurry screengrab, around the six minute mark.

It also features more Joe 90 Macs car and lots of bi-plane and jet model making. All in all quite fascinating. I have let Andrew Barr of Mastermodels know too. 

Click here to watch the video on British Pathe's website.

MANUAL LABOUR

I asked recently if anyone had ever had a go at a custom page for the Project SWORD Manual.


Reader Paul V responded with this truly excellent graphic for my new Hover Tank.

Thanks so much Paul!

MASTERMODELS ZERO X IN PICTURES


With kind permission from Andrew Barr of Mastermodels I am mega pleased to be able to post their fantastic photographs of  the Zero X model under construction for Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds in the 1960's.

You can also read Mastermodel's own case study about their work for Gerry including amazing colour footage of Joe 90's Mac Car model being built. Click.

the definitive guide to vintage thunderbirds toys - steve's thunderbirds vintage toys

BLOG EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVE: CUrrently out of order

Spacex Mobile Launch Pad Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Spacex Nuclear Pulse Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Tarheel Moon Prospector Instruction sheet courtesy of Woodsy

Snow Train and Hover Tank Make a Model Book Century 21 courtesy of Woodsy

Scout 3 Box copy to print out and make up by Woodsy and Wotan

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD
Courtesy of Graeme Walker

Blog exclusive 3 - tarheel moon prospector instruction sheet - print-out a4 and keep!

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