It's been many moons since I last posted to SFM, I haven't been doing much that you could call "sci-fi" for a while. Anyway...
These "reimagining" things aren't exactly original any more, but this has been on my back burner for probably the best part of a few years. So, my idea is to try my hand at the Thunderbirds, hopefully aiming to do as many as possible but starting with Thunderbird 2! I'm keeping the basic idea, but deviating quite widely in many of the details. The outline below is what the plan is.
The pods (of course!)
Forward sweeping wings - definitely one of the more iconic parts
Engine inlets at the side
Increasing the size, I know Thunderbirds was never totally consistent with this in the first place
Larger wings so it doesn't just drop out of the sky
Larger VTOL thrusters
Open at the back, the pod can be accessed from the back
Dropping (the blasphemy!)
The "stilts" - the pod can now deploy from the back, it seems wasteful to lift all that bulk
Green paint scheme, although I will give it some hints of green I'm going for a mostly grey look
The rounded appearance, otherwise I don't think it can be changed enough
I've got the basic shape I want outlined and will work on adding details later. There are still a few places that need altered and tinkered with.