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Which kind of art would you like to see more of. 

45 deviants said Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet etc)
8 deviants said Doctor Who
5 deviants said Obscure Sci-fi (Blake's 7, Dan Dare, Moonbase 3 (Bet you havn't heard of Moonbase 3 HA! thats how Obscure i go!))
5 deviants said Original art. (Damn-it Chris actually think up something yourself for a change)
2 deviants said Kaiju (Godzilla Gamera etc)
1 deviant said Pictues of cute things. (Im a dude that likes cute things, i'm not a Pansy).



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Chris Thompson
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
My name is Chris Thompson, I am an Artist and Filmmaker living in Belfast Northern Ireland.

Check out my Youtube below.

And My Facebook…

I am quite a big Sci-fi Fan enjoying most things by Gerry Anderson, Star Trek Babylon 5, Space Battleship Yamato etc.

I enjoy creating fantastical worlds, epic spacecraft and blowing stuff up....


The Time Machine by Chrisofedf
The Time Machine
I didn't know a whole lot about Doctor Who in 1996, but I knew enough to know somthing big was going down on the BBC's "Doctor Who night" on the 27th of May. Unfortunately though I had english homework and thus my only memories of the TV movie where sneaky glances through a crack in the door. It must have been almost 5 years before I actually got to see it myself on DVD.

One thing that really did stick with me was the new TARDIS consle room, now a wonderful piece of ornate Vernian design. While I do like the traditional white and roundels, this really was the first time entering the Tardis gave a real feeling of awe with the time rotar now extending almost 3 stories high and hundreds of momentos from the Doctors many adventures. It's pretty sure to say this set inspired not just the tone of the 8th Doctors era, but pretty much the design of everything that followed.

Unfortunately another one of those "Abandoned, not finished" pieces. I'd probably revisit it if any better references of Paul Mcgann  appear as I think a better pose would add to the scene enormously.

Seal of Rassilon by

Made while listening to Stones of Venice,Minuet in Hell and Invaders from Mars. :)

Blender, Photoshop. 
Fireflash 2 by Chrisofedf
Fireflash 2
One of the big questions when Thunderbirds are go was announced was would the "worlds most unsafe Passenger plane" make a comeback.

For those not in the know, Fireflash made its debut in the first episode of classic Thunderbirds, it was a massive supersonic nuclear powered ( has a reactor that will kill everyone onboard if its not serviced every 5 hours) airliner and made several appearances in the series, in total 3 crash throughout the course of the show and they very nearly loose a fourth.

When it came to the new show the designers have clearly taken a different approach to the design of Fireflash, Whereas the original was a huge huge retro type thing, the new one is quite conservative and takes a lot of inspiration of current concepts for futuristic passenger planes. It's also pretty small reflecting the current trend of smaller more fuel efficient jets as opposed to slower larger planes.

I have to say it really has grown on me with the only downside being the rather un-aerodynamic cockpit. 

It's been a long week of working and doing odd-jobs for people, figured i'd have fun with something for once :)

Made in blender
Vue 10

No Passengers where lost in the production of this image.
The last of the Babylon Stations by Chrisofedf
The last of the Babylon Stations
Babylon 5 is a great wee show which I completely missed during it's airing (though i remember looking longingly at the Starfury models in a sci-fi catalogue that came with the Star Trek magazine). I actually got into it when I stumbled across the theme tune on the internet one day and thought it was pretty class. As luck would have it, series 1 was available in my local bookshop (stacks bookshop) and I got hooked rather quickly. The show is a wonderful blend of drama and humour, with Story-arcs that really pay off.

You really don't see that much Babylon 5 art these days, the station has been something i've always wanted to tackle but never really had the time to do so. Having just got a new computer and a few days off I figured i'd give it a go. :) She's not that detailed and my texturing is still rubbish but here she is.

A shoutout goes to BcCelestia on the… site for Starfury and the Minbari craft. Normally I feel bad using other peoples models, but time was against me here and they are very well made.

Made in Blender, Photoshop.
Unscheduled Business Holiday by Chrisofedf
Unscheduled Business Holiday
New computer means a new a new art piece to break it in, so I figured i'd try something original to offset all the fan-art i've been doing of late.

Here is something a little chill, I survivor os a space ship wreck enjoying the sun set as he awaits rescue with a nice cold beer, which he can't drink but is holding for effect.

I took a little Babylon 5 influence from the Starfury, with the pod. :)

Made in blender and photoshop.

As some additional practice, I animated this scene as well :)
Thunderbird 3: Breaking Orbit by Chrisofedf
Thunderbird 3: Breaking Orbit
Part of the set of:
Thunderbird 1 - Firebird by ChrisofedfThunderbird 2: Man and Machine by ChrisofedfThunderbird 4: Armed and Dangerous by ChrisofedfThunderbird 5: A Breath of Fresh Air by Chrisofedf

And a companion piece to:
Spacewalk. by Chrisofedf

Some people say this thing was designed to appeal to Lego builders, personally I give the designer more credit. Thunderbird 3 was probably the most "retro" looking of the classic Thunderbirds and it has been interesting watching how modern designers interpret it.

Rather than going for the obvious and simply making it a space plane, TB3 has continued to be a reusable, Rocket based SSTO and has always kept her iconic nacelles, which for the new series now house extendable grasping arms.

The controversial aspect of the design is the square boosters, which is where most of the "Lego", "mine-craft" jibes come from and I must confess thats what surprised me the most when I first saw it. But I have to say, in addition to looking like Aerospikes they do give the craft a more hefty, less fragile look.

The Dominic Lavery film one is still my favourite, but maybe a few more years of this may change that :)

Made in Vue, Blender, Photoshop

10 years of doing this and I just worked out what a spectacular map was... go me...

It's actually interesting going through this these 5 TAG pictures. After I did TB2 I basically went on a mad drive learning as much new stuff as I could and I think the result kind of shows by the time you hit TB3, probably need to go back and do some tweaking :)


Mon Apr 6, 2015, 1:24 AM
Been a while since I used this, been working on a lot that I can't actually post art about,  so I figured i'd update everyone with a journal.

Gemini Force 1 by Chrisofedf
You might remember a while back I was sharing information on an upcoming book series called "Gemini Force 1" created by Gerry Anderson and written by MG Harris. Well it's out in the shops in paperback now and i've been working on artwork based off legendary designer Andrew Probert's concept artwork for the project. Check out the new website here:

Another project i've been keeping under my hat is "A Christmas Miracle", another Gerry Anderson Legacy project, still can't say much but you can read about it here, in the Telegraph (how cool is that) with artwork attached.…

The new "Big finish" audio series of Terrahawks is out, with my Spacehawk on the cover, also check out this snazzy trailer from Tom Saunders, with some of my models. Give it a shot, it is actually pretty good.

Finally, I caught Thunderbirds on ITV on saturday. It really is a lot of fun and on target to be a great show. Lot of people on the Fanderson Facebook group I run tearing each others hair out over the technical details, its going to b a long year...

If your on Facebook then you can keep up with me here,… or drop by my personal page and say hello. :)

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Space Battleship Yamato soundtrack.
  • Reading: Back over this.


Oh is that why F.A.B. stand for then ?. I tried to find the answer once on the Internet - DITTO :(
Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:43 PM
FAB as in fabulous, F.A.B as in Full Acknowledgement of broadcast or F.A.B as in Fully Advised and Briefed :)
Fri Sep 19, 2014, 3:49 AM
We know that S.I.G. means 'Spectrum Is Green', but what the heck did F.A.B. from Thunderbirds ever stand for ?. Fight Against Bronchitis ????? :D
Thu Sep 18, 2014, 11:41 PM
Which riot in Belfast? We have a lot of them :)
Sat Sep 7, 2013, 12:13 AM
did you hear about that riot in belfast
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 1:11 PM
Sun Jun 12, 2011, 1:56 AM
Tue May 24, 2011, 9:44 PM
It was the day before International Talk like William Shatner day :)
Fri Apr 1, 2011, 1:02 AM
Khan: What?
Thu Mar 31, 2011, 10:10 AM
Fri Mar 25, 2011, 3:22 AM


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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Chris, Why Not Use One Of Arthur Two Sheds' Versions Of The Century 21 Aircraft Jets As A New ThunderBird 6?
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Hi Chris,

You might like to check out some brand new Thunderbirds pictures I took today at the Lake Side Shopping Centre today. The Thunderbird 1 model is pretty impressive :)

There's 5 uploads in total :)…
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I had a wee look :) very nice, must of been cool to see that up close.
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Sure was, just a pity there was not models of the other 4 . . . . cos I would have wanted to take Thunderbird 2 home with me, ha ha :D
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Please Do ThunderBirds 3 & 6 Next Chris!
hugeben Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! Feel free to check out my gallery for anything else you may like. :)
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Hey Chris,

Just spotted your upload 'Here's to the BBC' in the gallery on this website. A couple of mine have been added as well…

Would have nice to have been asked to have our uploads featured . . . . cheeky smeggers :D

Jason B-)
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ahh those guys, i'll take it as a compliment :)
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Yeah. I spotted some other Deviant Art users uploads too so I told them as well. Just thought they should know.
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Cheers for the heads up.
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