reminds me of Triang Hornby Battlespace Radar Car https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=battlespace+radar+car&oq=battlespace+radar+car&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.7461j0j4&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=gnsi7BHmO9iLqM:
See what you mean Bill. That's a gorgeous railway radar car!
It is a bit reminiscent of the radar vehicles used by Spectrum.
yes! Surely that's the inspiration Kev, I agree! Thanks for that http://www.spectrum-headquarters.com/img239.gif
One of the first wave of Japan SF models, circa 1967. I built the Paramount US release, circa 1969. A pretty, if simple kit. Believe it or not, I just bought a fairly complete copy of this kit (minus box) on ebay a few months ago. Can't wait to build this beauty again. Nothing like a Japanese SF tank! US name was "Space Command Tank 5"
Superb Zigg. Sounds like a great summer kit project. Let us know when youre done! Do you think there's an Anderson connection?
I think every Japan SF design post-1965 was "inspired" to some degree by the Supermarionation universe, but I never saw any specific reference from them to the Space Command Tank 5 design, which is pretty generic after all. A very cool kit. When I get around to slapping it together, you will definitely get pix!
and Shigeru Komatsuzaki illustrated so many of them! I wonder if Gerry Anderson was aware of his box art in Japan?