Mat Irvine: ANDERCON, held on June 13-14, 2015, had all the features you expect of a science-fiction convention - guest signings, stalls selling merchandise, stage events, and a luscious range of related models, ranging from Thunderbirds to UFO, and many more besides.
Mamas Pitsillis of Studio 2 Models showed this large-scale UFO (below). It’s a working model, at least so far as the watery part is concerned.
Display (below) trailing the new Firestorm series, with ship at left.
Mac’s car (below) from Joe 90. A Dinky Toys diecast in good condition fetches big bucks on eBay, so maybe it's time for a new version to be released.
A sinister setting (below) for Captain Black, from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Vaughan is now building sets (below), here depicting Parker in his former life before becoming Lady Penelope's chauffeur.
A scratch-built Thunderbird 2 (below) from the Dutch BensModelWorld movie prop collection.
More figures (below) from various Gerry Anderson series.
Thunderbird 3 is go (below) here shown in a beautifully constructed diorama-style launch bay.
Lego gets everywhere, even Thunderbirds (below) though the jagged bitmapped look of Lego bricks never really works well on curved surfaces.
Paul Fitzmaurice (left below) of liltle-cars.com talks with Davy Linburg of the Sante Claus online company.
Puppet versions (below) of the pop group, Cliff Richard and The Shadows.