Marc J. Frattasio
Here is the atomic bomb featured in
The same model was also used as a small nuclear reactor in
This model appears to have been made from a number of plastic shapes, metal wire, and various plastic kit parts.
Here are a group of missiles at Base Concord as seen in
These missiles appear to have been from the old Monogram US Space Missiles display kit. The leftmost missile appears to be a Regulus or Bomarc missile.
Take a good look at the level of detail incorporated in this typical
airport scene. There are 1/25th
scale kit based cars in the foreground, various model aircraft in the background (note the Monogram or Revell SST), and the wood and artist's board buildings in the front of the painted sky backdrop.
Take a good look at some of the things in this Maxwell Airbase scene. The blue building behind the
Spectrum Passenger Jet
was the Glenn Field Zero-X control center from
Thunderbirds Are Go.
The jets parked on the right are Lockheed F-102 'Delta Dart' kit based aircraft which were also featured in Thunderbirds Are Go
This house trailer, as seen in
is not what it seems to be. When Captains
identification cards to a homeowner (actually a Spectrum secret agent), he presses a button to reveal a hidden
This model was built out of wood for the most part, with clear acetate windows and wheels from some kind of toy. The scale of the SPV seems to be at odds with the trailer!
Here is the monorail train that was featured in
The model monotrain cars had wooden roofs, wooden bottoms, wooden ends and sides made from artist's board. The artist's board had cut-out windows that were filled with transparent acetate sheet.
Unitron, seen here, is a cybernetic computer controlled tank.
The Unitron was based upon the Remco 'Tiger Joe' battery operated toy tank. This toy was a favorite of the Anderson model makers. Among other things, 'Tiger Joe' toys were used to make the tracked refinery portion of the Crablogger vehicle featured in the
The Unitron was later reused in at least one episode of
The Variable Geometry Rocket seen here was featured in Renegade Rocket.
This was another simple wooden model. It's only real complicated feature was the movable wings. The model was liberally detailed with automotive striping tape.
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