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Thomas & friends (series 12)

Thomas & friends
The Great Discovery (tv film)

Senior model maker

Popular Children's television series based on the books by The Rev W Awdry

6 months stationed at Shepperton Studios:

  • Design and construction of two identical "Hank" steam engines made from brass and fibreglass
  • Construction of motorised watermill
  • Construction of new and dilapidated town centre buildings
  • Fabrication of various close-up props
See Character design

Model unit and SFX supervisor: Dave Eves. Big thanks to Mike Wall for the Hank running gear

Hank in full glory

Hank and Hank

Hillside Watermill

Front elevation detail

Hank in the sidings

Rolling stock detail

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