My name is Peter Hutton and I am a professional model maker. From an early age I've been making models and the first model I recall is the submarine Seaview. Even though this crude looking model resembled, to my eyes, one of my favourite craft from a TV series growing up as a kid (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea), this was the starting point that would lead to the achievements that you see in this gallery.
Enjoy the gallery.
SPECTRUM Patrol Car - scratch build
SPECTRUM Patrol Car (SPC) from the Gerry Anderson TV Series "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons", 1967-68.
SPECTRUM Patrol Car
SPECTRUM Pursuit Vehicle - scratch build
SPECTRUM Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) from the Gerry Anderson TV Series "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons", 1967-68.
SPECTRUM Pursuit Vehicle
SHADO Mobile 3 - scratch build, Studio scale
SHADO Mobile 3 from the Gerry Anderson TV series "UFO". You may remember "The year is 1980 Earth is under threat from an Alien race intent on using human organs to replenish their sterile, dying race. S.H.A.D.O. secretly operating from beneath a working film studio and led by Commander Ed Straker, leads the battle against the alien menace."
SHADO Mobile 3
Thunderbird 3 - scratch build
Thunderbird 3 from the Gerry Anderson TV series "Thunderbirds". The model is approximately four feet high, 1/72nd scale.
The Mole - scratch build
The Mole from the Gerry Anderson TV series "Thunderbirds". The Thunderbirds Wiki says of the Mole, one of Thunderbird 2's pod vehicles, "The Mole is a medium-sized tunneling vehicle used for underground missions. It is carried into the rescue zone by Thunderbird 2, and is transported to the drilling location by a trolley with caterpillar tracks. The Mole is then tipped into position by a lifting ramp. An additional set of caterpillar tracks on either side of the vehicle allows it to return to the surface independently for retrieval. It is equipped with a thermal imaging system inside the drill-bit to locate buried individuals."
The Firefly - scratch build
The Firefly from the Gerry Anderson TV series "Thunderbirds". The Firefly, one of the Thunderbird 2 pod vehicles, is "a powerful bulldozer that clears a path through burning rubble. It fires explosive shells to either blast obstacles out of the way or extinguish localized fires by removing the surrounding oxygen. It was carried in Pod 3 (City Of Fire) and Pod 6 (Terror In New York City)."
The DOMO - scratch build
Another "Thunderbirds" pod vehicle the DOMO (Demolition and Object Moving Operator) was used to move heavy objects and buildings in danger of collapse.
The Excavator pod vehicle - scratch build
Another International Rescue utility vehicle used for specialised digging operations. Top speed allegedly 50 mph!
The Elevator Cars - scratch built
There were four Elevator Cars in "Thunderbirds" - the master (#1) was driven by Virgil and the remaining three were remotely controlled.
Thunderbird 4 - scratch built
Two copies of Thunderbird 4, piloted of course by Gordon.
Joe 90 Explosives Truck - scratch built
Another Gerry Anderson TV series "Joe 90" featured this Explosives Truck. The model is approximately two feet long.
Joe 90 Explosives Truck
Stingray - scratch build
The submarine Stingray, from the "Supermarionation" television series of the same name, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The model is approximately three feet in length.
Viper Mk.II, Battlestar Galactica - scratch build
"The Viper Mark II is a single seat fighter aerospace craft used by the Colonial Fleet during the First Cylon War."
Spindrift, Land of th Giants - scratch build
Land of the Giants, produced by Irwin Allen, ran for two seasons between 1968 and 1970. Set in the then-future year of 1983, the series tells the tale of the crew and passengers of a sub-orbital transport spaceship called the Spindrift. This model is approximately 40 inches long.
Mac's Car - scratch built
This is Mac's Car from the series "Joe 90". It is capable of travelling in the air, on the ground and on the water. The model is approximately two feet long.
SHADO Control Mobile - scratch build
Another "UFO" vehicles, this time the SHADO Control mobile. SHADO, is case you have forgotten, stood for "Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation".
SHADO Control Mobile
Doppelganger - scratch build
"Doppelganger" was the first live-action film from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Outside of Europe is was known as "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun". This is a model of the EUROSEC "Dove" landing craft.
Dove landing craft
Seaview - scratch built
This is a model of the submarine Seaview which featured in the TV series "Journey to the Bottom of the Sea", another SF series from Irwin Allen. This model also incroporates the Flying Sub and Mini Sub and is approximately 80 inches in length.
Eagle 1 - scratch build
Eagle 1 is from the series "Space 1999". The model is over 44 inches long and is hand-built from brass and fibre glass, and is thus quite heavy!
Eagle 3 - scratch build.
Eagle 3, complete with Laboratory Pod aand Spine Booster, is from the series "Space 1999". It's also fibre glass and brass and around 44 inches long.
Recovery Vehicles - scratch built
The Recovery Vehicles were contained within Pod 5 and are of course used by International Rescue in "Thunderbirds". As with all the other models so far, they are entirely scratch built using a variety of materials.
Luna Module from Gerry Anderson series "UFO". Scratch built using a variety of materials.
The craft is part of a larger vehicle called the Luna Carrier. The Module separates from the main ship at high altitude and carries on heading towards Moonbase, Earth's first defence aganist an alien race. The module then lands vertically onto a launch gantry.
When returning to earth, the Module docks with the Luna Carrier and both craft then land horizontally at a SHADO airbase.