Author Topic: Fuerball XL5  (Read 528 times)

Offline Small brown dog

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Fuerball XL5
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:08:07 AM »


I loved this from the moment I saw it and so I just had to dress up my old Fireball 3D model.
I make no false claims here, a Luftwaffe Fireball XL5 is ws-clave’s idea.
Clave aircraft standard and "what if" profiles are superbly crafted and well worth checking out.

I got a bit carried away and slapped some Henschel Hs 293 under it so re entry could be a bit hairy ;)

A friendly version ...



The first episode of Fireball XL5 was screened in October 1962 totalling 39 episodes all in black and white. This was the 5th of Gerry Anderson's productions and the third to use his Supermarionation technique. I only just remember it as I was pretty young so Stingray but especialy Thunderbirds were my main childhood Gerry Anderson inspiration. Mind you, there is something about the Fireball class ships they used in Fireball XL5.
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Re: Fuerball XL5
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 01:19:34 AM »
Beautiful, both versions!!  Scary thing is, I *still* remember bits of that show's theme song.

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Re: Fuerball XL5
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 02:29:48 AM »
Clave's original:

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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Fuerball XL5
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 03:29:37 AM »
Nice but... why NAZIfy an awesome ship/series? Maybe put a Confederate flag somewhere to make it extra offensive.

Offline Small brown dog

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Re: Fuerball XL5
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 10:00:07 PM »
Nice but... why NAZIfy an awesome ship/series? Maybe put a Confederate flag somewhere to make it extra offensive.

I obviously can't speak for Clave but I would imagine that like myself he did not intend to glorify Nazism. I imagine he though a touch of dieselpunk to be harmless, dare I say even a bit of fun.

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Re: Fuerball XL5
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 02:08:53 AM »
Guys, chill out.  It's just an image inspired by an earlier one.  No harm was intended
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Re: Fuerball XL5
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 05:18:44 AM »
Take the XL5, add wheels and tires sticking out from the bottom of the rear 'sponsons', remove the two bottom fins
from the front and add a pair of wheels under the nose, change the scale so it's a smaller in relation to a person and
presto-chango an LSR vehicle.
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