Buck Rogers Thunderfighter mods

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    David jones tf

    Here is the "David Jones Thunder Fighter" that Revell-fan created based on the concept painting that was done for the original BSG series.
    It was a very easy build. Not to different from the original model.

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    ENJOY!!!
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    (two-seater) hbb-tf

    Here is the (two-seater) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCK" Thunder Fighter.

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    ENJOY!!!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Display stand and squadron photos

    Here is a display stand that I designed to hold two TF's (so that way, I have more shelf space :twisted:.)

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    Here is my squadron on display.:twisted:

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    ENJOY!!!
  4. Kjev

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    Really nice work! I like the stand idea.
  5. Revell-Fan

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    Hello, RB! Nice to see you back! Your builds are great, and the squadron shot is simply amazing! :thumb::thumb::thumb: The stand idea is top-notch, too. I guess it could be extended to carry three TFs.

    One tip: Put a transparent cover in front of your cupboard so that the models are safe from dust. CU soon with some updates! :wave:
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you, it is good to be back.:wave:
    The stand could be modified to hold as many as you really wanted :twisted:(with in reason, of course).
    I thought about putting a cover up, but shelves are too narrow and the noses of the fighters stick out way too far for me to do that.wall1

    Looking forward to seeing the updates!!!
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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  8. Zathros

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    I would Insure that collection! My son is yelling "build it build it" into my ear! Beautiful work!!
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have thought about that, but I guess that is the cool thing about paper modeling, (if you have the model saved in your computer or on an external hard drive) you can always rebuild ir, if something happens to it.
    For me, I get more enjoyment out of building the model then I do the model itself. I have always been the type of person who would build a model, and then give it away, and then go and build another one, just for the sake of building another.

    BTW, is your son old enough to start building? if so, teach him how to do it and have him build you models.
  10. Revell-Fan

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    Hello, friends! Here is a little update on the cockpit interiors. I revised and cleaned-up RB's plans and built a SketchUp model for easy and quick edit. After unfolding I textured the parts according to several screenshots from the show. Most panel parts were rebuild in CorelDRAW so that I got a crisp and clean scalable image of the cockpit instruments. Even at this small scale everything is sharp. I am now waiting for RB's Okay and have started work on the quad interior. CU!:wave:

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  11. ThunderChild

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    RF, you have made me one happy camper! :D Been holding off building any of the models until I can get this masterpiece added to the list. Great job so far, the textures look great!
  12. Zathros

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    I am in awe of the ability you guys have displayed in your model designing. it is excellent!
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have to say that this cockpit interior looks far better then the one that I originally designed. I like it better then my own.
    I like the detailed texturing. It looks really good.
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have finished the beta build of the two-seat cockpit interior. Even thought everything works well, there are a few adjustments that have to be made.
    I have conveyed these adjustments to Revell-fan for correction.

    Pleasse stay tuned to your local channel for more updates.
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Update

    Greetings to one and all,

    I am sorry that there has not been an update in quite awhile. so here it is.

    I have just finished the test build of the two-seat cockpit interior and have created placement parts for it. I have sent everything to Revell-Fan for clean up and adjustments. Last I spoke with him, he was working on the four-seat cockpit interior.

    I am sorry that there are no photos, but I seem to be having problems uploading them. I have contacted Ekuth and told him of this. Hopefully, we will have photos soon.
  16. Revell-Fan

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    Hello, fans! The first (white) version of the quad cockpit interior will be ready soon. I'll pass all parts onto RB for technical and creative advice and support. I hope that everything fits!
  17. Rhaven Blaack

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    UPDATE and PREVIEW

    I have finished test building the cockpit interiors and have sent RF my finding, thoughts ans suggestions. Here is a little preview of things to come.

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    I am now starting on placement parts for both fighters.
    I am working on the single/two-seat variant first.

    RF has crammed as much detail as possible while keeping it simple and easy to build.

    So please be patient. We are still working to get these kits out to all of you.

    Just remember, good things come to those who wait.
  18. Rhaven Blaack

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    Update!!!

    I have finished the initial test build of the single/two seat cockpit interior placement parts. I have sent all parts to Revell-Fan for final test build, correction, clean-up, and texture.
    Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

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    ENJOY!!!
  19. paperquestor

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    HB Buck

    I went through your posting on your construction, very well done btw, I maybe missed it, but what paper materials did you use? What was the final weight of the model when you finished it?
  20. ThunderChild

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    Very sweet RB! Looks great so far!