Rummaging in the loft for ebayings I found an old Matchbox 1992 Tracy Island. Now that was THE toy of Xmas 1992, a second wind for Thunderbirds for sure. It went ballistic after Blue Peter showed every kid in the country how to make a Tracy Island out of a toilet roll and a bag of crisps! Well, I couldn't resist.... hang on, another steamy bit on Mad Men!........yep, couldn't resist adding a few Swordy craft to it and creating Sword Island! Totally out of scale but lotsa fun PS. The Thunderbird 3 is a Tarheel Nova Rocket!
Blue Peter Newsflash:
if anyone wants a copy of the instructions for the 1992 cardboard island lemme know and I'll dig them out, scan and email them.