The models of Stingray
Marc J. Frattasio
This heavy transport truck was used to carry
The model was made from balsa wood with plastic kit part details and rubber wheels of the type used with radio control airplanes.
This tractor was used to haul Stingray over a dam in
This appears to be a modification of a battery operated toy tractor, the same kind of toy used in the
Note the Airfix HO/OO scale model railroad bridge parts used to make the crane model in the background.
Here is an ambulance parked in front of the
as seen in
This appears to be a slightly modified Chevrolet or Ford pick-up truck kit.
car was seen in a number of
It was made from balsa wood with toy car wheels added to the bottom. This model actually started off as
flying car from Fireball XL5
. In some episodes of Stingray
this model has wheels. In other episodes (possibly early ones), it does not.
Here is the
rocket disposal unit in action as seen in
The gray crane truck at left was made from balsa wood with kit and toy details. The white ambulance at right was made from a Chevrolet or Ford 1/24th scale pick-up truck kit. Just visible behind the ambulance is a yellow vehicle made from a 1/24th scale pick up truck kit with B-58 'Hustler' kit jet engine pod details.
This group of vehicles can be seen parked at the
Marineville car control
parking lot in several Stingray
These are all 1/24th scale American car and truck kits (probably mostly AMT). Note that the two tone blue car at left was built back-to-front. This means that the back of the car has been altered so that it appears to be the front of the car! Note the position of the front radiator grille and headlight group over the rear bumper and the position of the radio antenna.
Here is the WASP hover scooter seen in
This simple balsa wood model was later reused as a mobile fog generator in the Thunderbirds
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Marc J. Frattasio;
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