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July 5, 2012
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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
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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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. :)
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, happy to help :)
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.
DJP15 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its really nice to see skilled people keeping these shows alive =)
slilentninja Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Reminds me of the episode Ricochet ah good memories.
L3ynx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Crazy beautiful. Thunderbirds deserves great images like this.
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cheers :)
EthanD156 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012

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.
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :) thats such a nice thing to say, thank you :)
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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