Blackadder's Scratchbuilt Thunderhawk

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  1. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    That's why I'm making my Reaver out of paper.
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    Link?
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    My sentiments exactly. Sorry as I am to circumvent the artistic offerings of FW there is no way their average audience can afford all the huge models, that and eat regularly. The interest in the 40k genera is maintained by the scratch building copiers (As long as they don't offer templates.) and therefore maintain the interest and the perpetuation of the hobby.

    IMHO, EB
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    Department of one step forward and two back. Discovered an error in my building of the air brake panel recess. Had to tear it out and redo it. Two days and I'm back to where I was two days ago. but the cavity looks a lot better and that's what counts.

    The slightly insane Blackadder

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    Note that the recess is now lined with 0.10 x 0.250 inch strips and the inner wall echoes the outer shape of the superstructure. You don't? well no one else would have either and I just pissed away my time rebuilding that which no one would have noticed anyway.
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  7. Blackadder

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    Another peek into the skunk works. Out of this hodge podge of scribbles I hope to extract a semblance of order and replicate the internal plumbing.

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    I hope I have enough scrap tubing.
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  8. ARMORMAN

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    [​IMG]

    Note that the recess is now lined with 0.10 x 0.250 inch strips and the inner wall echoes the outer shape of the superstructure. You don't? well no one else would have either and I just pissed away my time rebuilding that which no one would have noticed anyway.
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    Unless you're from the same or similar mold (which I am).
  9. Blackadder

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    The plumbing installed, a lot of pipes for such a small area. I suppose fuel lines and tubes for air conditioning and pressurization. Too high for lavatory waste pipes.

    The right side:
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    And the left side:
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  10. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Ever hear of "diver's delight?" Same concept for space marines. ;)
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    well if they used waste pumps then it could be lavatory plumbing... remember it is a sace vehicle and there is no gravity in space :mrgreen: :p
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    I looked up "divers delight" on google and found advert's on scuba diving in Turkey?

    Enough resting on my laurels; there's nothing difficult about this detailing.

    The thin pipe is actually made from old plastic flower pot hangers. you know the kind that have the hook moulded into them. I saved a bunch of them years ago and I'm soon going to be running out.

    I used styrene rods for the bending and bent them with a pair of needlenose pliers. The trick is for more leverage to bend the rod before you cut it. Then over bent the angle and flex it back to the angle you want. Styrene fatigues quickly and should hold it's bend when glued in place.

    Here's a short tutorial on pipe fitting.

    The simplest is to just cut rings in the next size larger of the Evergreen telescoping tubing. Slide the ring onto the smaller rod or tube and glue in place with ProWeld thin cement. No need for pictures of this process, But.......

    sometimes you want a really thin sleeve on your tubing.

    First file or sand the smaller dia. tube to a tapered end:
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    Then with a thin pointed Xacto blade ream out the larger dia. tube:
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    to receive the previously tapered rod or tube:
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    Join the two tubes and cement and set aside to dry on a flat surface:
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    Next; Really thin bands on the tubing.
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  13. Blackadder

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    Just what I want, to be in free fall while in the lavatory.

    Caution "Scientific Content!"

    Incidentally it's a misconception that there is no gravity in space. While the inverse square law dictates that while gravitational attraction is diminished the further you are for the source you are never actually out of the influence of gravity regardless how far away you are. What it is is that if you fail to achieve escape velocity from the most prominent source you will fall into an orbit around the source if sufficiently remote and be in free fall which approximates weightlessness because the surface of the source drops away as you fall around it (The source being a sphere you know.)
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    Diver's Delight refers to when you're swimming in a wetsuit fairly deep and you gotta go.....just cut loose in your suit.
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    Yewh! Wait we're talking #2 here right?

    Ya know surprisingly I've never had to go when diving (must be the pressure.) but now I understand the reference.
    :D

    Incidentally "Robert Heinlein's 'Starship Troopers' glosses over the issue and Joe Haldeman's 'Forever War' goes graphic on the plumbing, but I had just supposed that Spaces Marines were so tough they just held it until they exploded.

    No smiley for that one!

    EB
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    I was going to buy a used SCUBA suit and noticed some "discoloration. Now knowing what it was, but not happy with the location, I did not buy it, I feel much relieved, though probably not as relieved as the owner of the suit was.

    I really like you you see a couple of pencil marks, then, like magic, all of this plumbing, very cool! :)
  17. Blackadder

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    Cutting out the hull was the hard part, another step backwards but it had to be done. A 2 mm bulkhead to strengthen the casement and
    to provide a secure mount for the hinge assembly. the cutting out the hinge recesses which gives me this result and no significant damage.

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    Below is a composite image of the left side hinge showing the range of motion and the assembled components. Now all I have to do is reproduce it for the right side. I'll take pictures of the components seperately for the right side hinge; I didn't for the left because I wasn't sure the damned thing would work. :D
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    You're doing an incredible job here. I can't wait to see it painted up. I'm still just moderately experienced & skilled at paper modelling & seeing these projects makes me feel inadequate.
  20. Blackadder

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    Actually I was going for inspiring builders with this thread not to demoralize. I appreciate the skill necessary for paper modeling and salute your effort. Allow me to refer you to 'Armorman' who appears to be a past master at the craft.

    Meanwhile:

    The hinge installed shown in the closed position:
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    The hinge in the open position:
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    Sink me, it works!

    I'll be finishing skinning the fuselage this weekend.
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