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Offline matakishi

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My Captain Scarlet project
« on: April 20, 2012, 03:43:56 AM »
All the main figures are done and some vehicles have been sourced. I'll add some more Spectrum operatives later and miight get the Angels if I can think why they'd be on foot.







Full details: http://www.matakishi.com/captainscarlet.htm

Offline Mason

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 05:34:24 AM »
Looking good, Matakishi!
 :-*

I will be holding you responsible if I have that theme tune stuck in my head all day, though!


Offline Nightmask

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 05:41:26 AM »
Cool,

Love the paintjobs. Crisp and clean!

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Offline brummielad1975

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 12:17:05 PM »
Very nicely done! :)

Offline Rabbitz

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 12:22:19 PM »
You  always come up with such fun ideas,  you are a true inspiration.
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Offline Doomsdave

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 03:09:26 AM »
.....might get the Angels if I can think why they'd be on foot.



Just give them an aircraft to disembark from.  (I just want to see you do the angels at all costs  :D)
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Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 04:01:11 AM »
'SIG'!!!  :-*
'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Offline artshiraz

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 06:15:37 AM »
Greetings


ah .. Angels  ;D

Your project is looking good. Thank you much
And yes, I would like to see the Angels too.

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Offline Driscoles

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 11:37:44 AM »
Once again just wonderful !
You make multi basing look cool.
Captain Scarlet will always remind me of my first time in England !
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Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 11:45:48 AM »
Those are really nicely done as always!

My projects never seem to get very far. :-(

Were they really all ranked as "captain"? Were there no minions? I had the SPV when I was a kid but only have vague memories of the show.

Offline Steve F

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 11:50:55 AM »
Just give them an aircraft to disembark from.  (I just want to see you do the angels at all costs  :D)

Quite.



(from "The Angels" comic strip in Lady Penelope issue 92).

In the TV episode "Manhunt", for example, Symphony Angel lands to pursue Captain Black on foot through a forested area.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 11:54:46 AM by Steve F »

Offline Steve F

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2012, 11:58:16 AM »
Were they really all ranked as "captain"? Were there no minions?

Green was only a Lieutenant.  He was also the only black guy on the programme (from Trinidad, supposedly).  Draw your own conclusions (mind you, at the time, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson thought they were being progressive by including a black regular character at all).

There were also un-named guards in quite a few episodes, who wore grey tunics and white kepis.

Offline mpennock

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2012, 02:02:00 PM »
Quote
might get the Angels if I can think why they'd be on foot.

Air Liaison Party?  :D

Offline forrester

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 03:15:30 PM »
Melody Angel was also black.
Yes, there were Spectrum guards in some episodes  [their lowly status made clear by not having pretty colours], and personnel on various training/experimental sites. You can get away with anything generic.
The small number of Captains were tasked with going out and taking charge of situations.
And of course there were all those petrol station attendants etc whose job it was to look after the pointlessly hidden SPVs ready for when one of those Captains came calling. Big problem however if it was Black...

Offline Steve F

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Re: My Captain Scarlet project
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 03:43:57 PM »
Melody Angel was also black.

It's hard to tell one way or another.



(from Chris Bentley The Complete Book of Captain Scarlet, carlton Books, 2001)

It's all a social construct, anyway.  A journalist once asked Papa Doc Duvalier what proportion of the population of Haiti was white.

"98%," he replied.  The journalist was taken aback.

"Well," said Duvalier, "the US census counts someone as black if he has one black grandparent.  We've just applied that principle the other way around."
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 03:45:41 PM by Steve F »

 

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