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Spacewalk. by Chrisofedf Spacewalk. by Chrisofedf
Thunderbird 3 is called to assist a research vessel that has been trapped in saturn's rings. They find the ship stricken and derelict, there is only one way to find out if there's any survivors...

Haven't done any art in a while, been pretty busy. was a bit down so decided to shelve everything and do this.

It occurred to me randomly, while I had much better things to do, that the only Classic Thunderbird i've properly modelled is TB1, I've been using my own variants for all my other images.

Never been a massive TB3 fan. This was actually a little bit of a challenge to make it look Epic and absolutely massive. Gave it quite a bit of weathering to make it look well used and to give the impression its hit some of those Ice fragments. (anyone who's seen TB10 will know Alans' not the best driver)

The other ships a kit-bash of some of my other models.

Made in:
Vue 10
Photoshop
Google Sketchup
Simply 3d
... and by listening to the soundtrack to "The Amazing Spiderman" Pretty much on loop.

I will be at Forbidden Planet London, taking part in a book Signing for the "Haynes Thunderbirds manual" do feel free to drop in, i'd love to say hello... :) It's on the 21st of July at 1pm.
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:iconvambypants:
vambypants Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
This is beautiful. I hadn't thought about Thunderbirds since I watched it as a kid. Thanks for bringing back some great memories. :)
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, happy to help :)
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
You incorporate drama and atmospherics wonderfully in many of your images and this one is no exception.
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DJP15 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its really nice to see skilled people keeping these shows alive =)
Thanks!
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slilentninja Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Reminds me of the episode Ricochet ah good memories.
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L3ynx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Crazy beautiful. Thunderbirds deserves great images like this.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cheers :)
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EthanD156 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Sir,

I was a massive fan of Thunderbirds as a kid. I am eighteen years old now. Just tonight, I remembered this fantastic show, and came to Deviantart to see if anyone did any fanart of it.

I stumbled across this, and after about two seconds I felt a tear roll down my cheek. I'm not exaggerating - it's just seeing my childhood show, which was simple in itself, just be shown in such a mindblowing new light. The scale of Thunderbird 3 is so vividly illustrated, and just the visual beauty of the astronauts suspended in space against the light is beautiful. I've honestly never seen or even thought of Thunderbirds in this way, so your picture here hit me hard.

You have made my day, my good man, and should we ever cross paths I am buying you a beer.
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :) thats such a nice thing to say, thank you :)
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:iconethand156:
EthanD156 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
And that was before I went to your main page and saw that you had done equally beautiful deviations of every other Thunderbird. Thunderbird 5 floored me in particular. You are an amazing individual. I wish every fanbase had such talented fanartists, who take the simplest of things and turn them into such beauty.
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professorquatermass Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
wicked work. love the image
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phoenix210879 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this - it's a very interesting angle, not one that is typically used to depict TB3 and that helps the image stand out.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers
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:iconstick-man-11:
stick-man-11 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice :)
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers
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:iconsangataland:
sangataland Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Gorgeous!
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:iconidw01:
IDW01 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work there! Plus the story idea works too - I don't remember any of the original episodes with TB3 being as good as the ones set on Earth. P.S. If you would like to see images of my 3D versions (though not as well set up as this) please checkout my gallery.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
"Sun-probe" was pretty awesome i thought.
Had a look, they're very nice, your definitely the better model maker :).
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OccamsRayzor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb! I always loved TB3 and never thought it was given a fair shake in the old series.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconzoggman2000:
Zoggman2000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers
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:iconrovergirl:
RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Just wow!!
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconraax-theicewarrior:
Raax-theIceWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Yay! Thunderbirds are back again!

There's so much detail and stuff in the background. It's great. Starting to look even more and more like a piece of movie concept art.

I just love those wheathering effects on TB3. They just make it look so real.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, it was actually really hard making it look real. On an even harder note, i'm doing TB5 next.
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cbate2702 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers.
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Mr-Nike Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks really good! I love the lighting and it gives it a real chilly look! The ice blocks were also well done, and the weathering on TB3 is again, amazing! It's a really great piece of art, and you should do more of these! :D Keep it up! :D
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, TB5 is up next, now that will be a challenge...
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:iconmr-nike:
Mr-Nike Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to it! Is it gonna be a replica of the original one, or slightly updated like the vehicles seen in Thunderbirds 2010? :)
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
stone disbelief. very great execution.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers, :)
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:icondukedexter:
DukeDexter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Very atmospheric lighting - nice to see a piece that goes beyond what the series could do. Great work :-)
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers, I imagine the TV show would have done it differently while at the same time made it totally Gripping :).
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rumpleteazer875 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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bulma05 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
for some reason this picture reminds me of superman or ff.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Could it be the massive lens flare?
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:iconbulma05:
bulma05 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
i dont know maybe. i think its lije the way the rocket is coming out of some kind of explosion
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FromMindToPage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Spectacular, my favourite 'bird in her natural habitat, what could be better?
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Was the "marionette tethers" intentional? ;) Awesome work.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Not now that you mention it :)
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:iconarchangel72367:
archangel72367 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
=D
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I'm a TB 3 fan and I love this image, well done mate
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers. :D
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:iconjfitz711:
jfitz711 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_O This is awesome!
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cheers, Much appreciated :).
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