Buck Rogers Thunderfighter mods

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Tf recolour

    For those of you who are interested in recolouring the original model of the TF in BSG colours, here are the pic's that RF and I used for such:

    Starfighter_NEW-BSG_style_right.jpg

    Starfighter_OLD_BSG_style_right.jpg

    Good luck and enjoy!!!
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    PIOUSHHH!!!! (Turbos kicking in!)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Yeah, and guess why... The TF was the first draft of the classic Viper. You'll see the original concept fighter by Ralph McQuarrie soon.:twisted:
  4. F131

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    Ohhhhh, pretty in red.
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Revision of the cockpit interior parts is complete and I'm working on the assembly instructions. These add-ons are so cool that I would never build another TF without them any more. Here are some preview pics of the upcoming landing gear (side view) and the new parts for the Ralph McQuarrie (RMQ) Concept Viper (red areas). I modeled them in SketchUp and will soon bring them to the "real" world. The RMQ Viper is very interesting because it is a direct link between BSG and Buck. The landing gear will be released together with the cockpit interiors in one add-on package, the RMQ Viper will be part of the next wave of TF mods (yes, RB and I have more than one new plane in the works ;-) !).

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  6. Zathros

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    I personally am so impressed with your modeling technique. This forum rocks. Out Sci-Fi and Fantasy rules! Everyone here belongs to multiple forums, myself included, but this is really starting to grow into a Sci-Fi, Fantasy, TRAINS TOO forum. It makes it far easier to find and follow what your interested in. If not in size or volume, then in spirit! :)


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  7. ASC Mclaren

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    Landing gear too! It's like Christmas all over! Thank you!!!!!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Or your birthday (or what ever you wish to celebrate).
    To make things easier for everyone, RF and I agreed that it would be a good idea to have both the landing gear and the cockpit interiors together in just one kit.
  9. Zathros

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    :mrgreen:Big bump!!:thumb:
  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Rmq concept viper

    For those of you who are uncertain as to what this fighter looks like, here are some pics of it.

    Viper_Concept.jpg

    bsg27b.jpg

    bsg28b.jpg
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Does this mean that you will make this thread a "STICKY"?:twisted::twisted::twisted:
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    Absolutely Awesome, Gil is from my home town and somewhat of a hero. The hometown boy who made it big in hollywood from Arkansas. Kool in my book.

    Adama
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Long time no see Husker. Thank you for the compliment.
    I think that one of these fighters would look good sitting next to a MK-II on your hanger deck. What do you think?
    I think that a TF can fly wing with a Viper with no problems.
  14. Revell-Fan

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    hamrhamrhamrIT'S STICKY! IT'S STICKY! hamrhamrhamr

    That's great! Thank you very much. And a big thanks to all the fans for their patience and for keeping the forum and the spirit alive.

    Oh, and a little update (well, not really that much, but I was curious to see how everything might look in the end and applied a preliminary texture). (Big thanks to CanisD for his sketch!) Stay tuned! :wave:

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    If this is a glimse of things to come, then this will be an amazing model indeed.

    I am really looking forward to adding this plane to my collection.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Sneak peak

    Here is a sneak peak at the next TF packet.
    I have finished the test building of the landing gear. Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure.

    IMAG0005.jpg IMAG0011.jpg IMAG0013.jpg

    Revell-fan is adding some finishing touches and making sure that everything is OK and then will send it off to martin for approval and release.
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    Landing gear complete

    Hello, my friends!

    Here is some eye candy for you: the landing gear prototype (and some beauty shots of the New BSG TF). It consists of 17 new and 2 modified parts from older kits. Some of them are pretty small, so take your time and work carefully. Especially the tubes and the two knobs are very challenging. The instructions are ready, too. RB has tested everything and gave me green light to send the package to Martin and ask him to upload it on his website so that all of you can enjoy this great addition. Till then, enjoy the pics! CU! :wave:

    To RB: Great builds! You might think the gear has always been there!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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  18. arkon

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    i really dig the BSG colours!! might have to make a second thunderfighter.. keep up the good work!!
  19. Zathros

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    These are some bad ass space ships! :)
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    SuperCOOL! Can't wait! :D