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Thunderbird 2 Official Build Diary - Pack 6 Options
delboy271155
#1 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:03:20

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Stage 33

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Legs C x4

Slide a leg C part over the tip of one of the leg assemblies making sure the leg parts A, B and C are engaged correctly then repeat for the remaining legs.


Stage 33

I.R.3

Parts supplied:
Ladder, Body details x4, De-Icer unit, Transmitter struts x2, Transmitter aerial, Cable, Dish, Transmitter arms, Transmitter base unit, Transmitter platform, Transmitter bases A + B, Transmitter condenser.

Glue the transmitter bases A and B to the centre of the arms and then glue this to the centre pin of the dish making sure the tips of the transmitter arms touch the edge of the dish.

Now dry fit a transmitter strut into the hole on each side of the condenser and glue the condenser to the transmitter platform via these two struts. Then fit the platform to the base unit and dry fit both ends of the cable. Then glue the ladder into its slot.

Glue the body details to the body (x4) followed by the de-icer unit making sure the orientation is correct.Next dry fit the transmitter base assembly in position and glue the dish in place via its D-shaped post. Finally glue the transmitter aerial in place.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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delboy271155
#2 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:17:58

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Stage 34

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Legs D x4

Fit a leg part D in the same way you have done with previous parts making sure they sit together neatly and repeat for the other three leg assemblies.


Stage 34

I.R.3

Parts supplied:
Name plate, Battery covers x2, Wing mirrors x2, Rails L+R and Aerials x2.

Glue the battery covers in place making sure they are positioned correctly. Then dry fit the main body assembly to the chassis with the details toward the rear of the chassis.

Carefully remove the rails from their sprue and fit the curved tip in place first, followed by the other pins. Now glue the wing mirrors in place with the silver face pointing backwards making sure both are level and finally fit the name plate and the aerials.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.

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delboy271155
#3 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:25:51

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Stage 35

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Leg bases x4 and screws x9.

Fit a leg base into its hole from the inside of the underframe making sure the parts tabs come to rest on its mounting posts and use two screws to secure it in position. Repeat for the other three leg bases.


Stage 35

Thunderizer

Parts supplied:
Light, Cockpit interior, Body, Gun barrel, Chassis, Cockpit, Canopy, Side detail L+R, Turret and Tracks x2.

Glue the tracks into the sides of the chassis.

Glue the cockpit interior into the cockpit and then the canopy over it. Then glue the left and right details into their slots followed by the turret. The gun barrel fits into the turret through its underside but is not glued to allow it to pivot.

With the gun barrel still in place, join the cockpit/turret assembly to the body and then to the chassis making sure its orientateded correctly. Finally fit the light and check the gun can swing up and down freely.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.

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delboy271155
#4 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:33:35

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Stage 36

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Landing feet x4 and Fixing Screws x5.

Feed one of your telescopic leg assemblies through a leg base fitted in the previous stage. The metal leg sections should fit right through, but with the tip of their spring still visible. Turn the model over and fit a landing foot onto the leg’s tip with a screw making sure all the parts stay in position. Turn the screw all the way in to secure the foot to the leg (the foot will still be able to turn). Now repeat this for the other three legs and feet.


Stage 36

Elevator Car 3

Parts Supplied:
Rear wheels x8, Rear hubcaps x4, Rear axles x2, Rear chassis (upper), Rear chassis (lower) and Rear buffer.

Slide two wheels over the tip of one of the axles, silver side first, so that the side with the central recess faces out. Now push a hubcap onto the ribbed end of the axle to secure the wheels and slide the wheels back up the axle to the hubcap. In the same manner now fit two more wheels and a hubcap to the other end of the axle. Complete the second axle with another set of wheels.

Glue the rear buffer in place and when set place the wheel/axle sets into place in the lower chassis. Now glue the upper chassis to the lower chassis via its locating pins.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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#5 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:41:25

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Stage 37

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Rail - gear rack L1 and Rail - gear rack L2.

Take rail gear L2 and gently turn the rack into the front left spring. Do not glue these parts, but make sure they are securely fixed and that the screwed section of the rack is fully inserted into the spring. Then repeat this for the L1 rack into the rear left leg spring.


Stage 37

Elevator car 3

Parts Supplied:
Front wheels x4, Axle, Hubcaps x2, Front chassis (upper and lower), Front nozzles, Number plate, Side blocks (L+R), Air intakes (L+R), Transmission cables x2 and Suspension damper.

Assemble the front wheels and their hubcaps on the axle in the same way as previous wheel sets.

Now glue the nozzles to the upper front chassis making sure the orientation is correct. Then dry fit the transmission cables to the lower chassis. Seat the axle in its slots and then seal it in by joining the upper and lower chassis with a little glue on the locating pins.

Glue the left and right side blocks into their slots and then add the air intakes making sure their orientation is correct.

Connect the front and rear chassis parts together and link the transmission cables to the holes in the rear chassis. Now glue the suspension damper into its position followed by the number plate.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.

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delboy271155
#6 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:49:57

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Stage 38

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Rail gear R1 and Rail gear R2.

Fit the R2 rack’s mounting screw into the spring coming from the front right leg parts. Do not glue the parts, but make sure they are securely fixed and that the screwed section of the rack is fully inserted into the spring. Repeat this for the R1 rack into the rear right leg spring.


Stage 38

Elevator Car 3

Parts Supplied:
Platform, Platform frames (short) x2, Platform frames (long) x2, Compressor, Compressor cage, Hydraulic jack and Suspension arms x2.

Take all the platform frames and glue their ends together via the square tabs and matching holes making sure they are orientated correctly to each other. Once the glue has dried, glue and place the frame over the raised ridge on the underside of the platform.

Fit the compressor to the platform underside and then glue the cage over it. Now glue the hydraulic jack in place noting that its thinner and thicker pins have correspondingly sized holes to make sure you position the part correctly.

Glue one of the suspension arms into the platform underside. The tab at the join of the arms should be on the inside, facing the jack. Repeat for the other suspension arm. Finally glue the platform onto the chassis so that the tabs on its suspension arms and hydraulic jack fit into the slots on the chassis’ rear section.

Stage Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in a stage labelled bag.
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delboy271155
#7 Posted : 05 March 2018 01:54:45

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Stage 39

Thunderbird 2

Parts supplied:
Pinion gears x2

Fit but do not glue the first pinion gear in position and then fit the second on the opposite side. Again do not glue this part.


Stage 39

Monobrake

Parts supplied:
Wheels A x8 (on fret), Wheels B x8 (on fret), Axles x4, Tracks x2 and Chassis (lower).

Remove all the wheels A+B from their sprues and carefully trim away any burrs. Glue a wheel part A and B together and hold till the glue sets. Repeat this so you have eight wheels. Now fit one wheel onto an axle end and then fit another to the opposite end. Then repeat this operation so you have four axles with wheels.

Pack Complete, carefully store any remaining parts in stage labelled bags.
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