Here are some photos I've taken of my Vivid Thunderbird Shadow in its new launch bay which I blogged about in my previous post.
This shot below is what I’d call a standard pose showing off the sleek TBS with TB1 and TB3 in the background. I know it’s an obvious thing to say, but as they are toys the scales are quite a bit different to how things look on TV.
As it’s supposed to be set in a huge cavern it’s getting the lighting right that’s the important bit, and one of the reasons I decided to fit some LED’s in the cave wall . I wanted to at least try and give a similar feel to what the launch bay looks like on screen.
Although I freely admit I'm still learning when it comes to lighting, I do think the LED’s not only helped to add some realism, but also helped give the photos a little bit of atmosphere. There are areas in some of the shots that are a bit over exposed but half the fun is experimenting.
This shot above didn't really work as there’s too much light for my liking although as I’d managed to take it with all the Thunderbird 3 launch tube lights on I thought I’d include it.
I don’t mind this shot with the row of bright lights behind the forward facing TBS. I used a single bright light source above as I wanted to create harsh shadows below.
This shot is similar, however you’ll note that Kayo’s motorcycle is on its platform below the TBS, ready to rise into the aircraft.
Here’s a shot from the side. There has to be a willing suspension of disbelief from you all here as things don’t quite line up due to the Vivid toy being a little short and the cradle clamps being a bit too big.
Here’s a photo of the cycle fully engaged and the empty platform.
This shot shows the Thunderbird S ready for take-off.
The cycle platform has descended into the lower section, and upper section prepares to reverse.
This final shot shows the top section and cradle sliding back along the launch rails into the launch tunnel.