Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Customer Focus: Christmas 2013

5....4....3...etc...Thunderbirds are go! And their likenesses are being perfectly recreated in Cornwall by Vaughan Herriot. There cannot be many of us who wouldn't recognise the characters of the iconic 60's TV show.
 Yes m'lady, I am accurate in every way.
Vaughans FAB-ulous recreations are partly made using fastcast resin and everything is cast, created, cut and stitched by hand with incredible attention to detail.
So accurate are they that Vaughan has an entire set of puppets, or supermarionettes, commissioned for the London Film Museum in Covent Garden.(below pic).

Do the crew have a plan to escape their unbreakable glass prison?
Visit Vaughan's website for more on these, plus see other Gerry Anderson creations reproduced like Captain Scarlett, Fireball XL5, Stingray and much more.

This Month In Fibreglass: November 2013

We bring you the worldwide web's composite news round-up that no-one else would print. Read below for everything you need to know about sanding robots, turtle aerodynamics and placentas in resin.

North Pole Horror

Santa, no regrets
Police are no closer to finding the elf that went on a north pole rampage this week..........
Only joking kids, Santa is alive and well and his likeness is being diplayed as this wonderfully tasteful 180kg fibreglass statue. Looking over the population of Taunton Green (in the USA, of course), just standing there judging peoples behaviour, like he does.

Apologies to our regular readers, it's another statue. Source article is here.

Mech Arm Makes Dust

Jim was happy he got a promotion from drying paint supervisor
If you are anything like me you will have dreamed of owning a mechanical hand to take care of