Spectrum Hovercraft Model available to pre-order!
To celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, we’re thrilled to announce this fabulous new item from Planet Replicas – the Spectrum Hovercraft!
The Spectrum Hovercraft was specially developed for use in remote environments and harsh conditions in which other means of transportation would be hazardous or impractical. The craft was ideally suited to the scorching heat of inhospitable desert regions, or the biting winds of an icy wasteland, however, it is equally at home skimming across the surface of the ocean.
The compact and rugged frame is in keeping with Spectrum’s usual design ethic and is rendered in the classic Spectrum blue and white colour scheme. The craft, powered by a nuclear jet engine, carries a crew of 2, a pilot and co-pilot, and has space for 2 passengers and a moderate amount of cargo. The craft also carries a data recorder as part of its standard on-board electronic equipment and this proved invaluable in solving the apparent sabotage of Hovercraft tests at Spectrum’s Koala Training Base (see Spectrum Data File Traitor for further mission information).
- Number to be produced – 1000 (not numbered)
- Model weight – 55g
- Model size – approx. 100mm long
- Package size – 124w x 74d x 74h mm
- Made of metal and resin
- Masters designed and produced from digital CAD in the UK
- Hand finished and made in the UK
- Plastic presentation case made in China
This Spectrum Hovercraft is the first in a line of Konami-style models that we will be releasing. The aim of the collection is to showcase some of the more popular guest vehicles from Gerry Anderson’s series that have not had many dedicated releases in the past. The next model on our list will be the Martian Exploration Vehicle (MEV) from Thunderbirds Are Go and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Which other vehicles would you like to see in the future? The Magnacopter? Skythrust? The Big Gun submarine? Let us know in the comments below, or post your wishes on our Facebook page! Just remember to think outside the box rather than sending 5,000 requests for Thunderbird 2…
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