Comeback build

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It does get easier when you build a model again. Not only that, but it you are interested in greebling it, you can figure out how you want to do it and to what degree you want to greeble it. That is why I have built the Thunder fighter so many times.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the front canards. I added a little extra details to the canard guns.
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    The canards are attached to the sponsons.
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    I attached the main wings.
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    I attached the upper vertical stabilizers.
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    Next is the engine exhausts.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    One (me) should add "Comeback Help!!". :)
  4. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    I originally typed 1/6th scale but the website dropped the / for some reason. 1/6th for 12 inch figures but I found out that the Buck Rogers figure is 8 inches tall 1/9th scale listed. I usually work with 6 inch figures which is 1/12 scale.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    How about one for someone 5' 7" tall? :)
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    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Zathros I've got a 1/12 scale somewhere that each inch is broken down into 12 increments. I use it for measurements when building action figure displays.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That's interesting, scan it, put it up and we can vector copy it and everyone could have one! (Unless you're worried about copyright, justly so). ;)
  8. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    I think I created it in Adobe Illustrator and saved it as a pdf. I'll look for it.
  9. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Zathros there is one at http://www.printmini.com
    Heres their version. I'm still looking for mine.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very useful tool! Thanks!!! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    UPDATE!!!
    Here are the photos of the engine exhausts. These are as close to screen accurate as I can get.
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    The exhausts are now attached.
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    Now on to the canopy.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Now for the photos of the canopy.
    Starting with the rear end of the canopy.
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    Here is the rear canopy
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    I have permanently attached the rear canopy in the open position. I also saturated the center piece with super glue and attached it.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the front canopy and front anchor piece.
    As you can see, I have placed a nameplate on the front canopy (with the name of a close friend, since it is made for her).
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    I have detailed the chronometer. I raised the case while recessing the face. I also raised the buttons as well.
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    Here is the front anchor piece.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I attached the front canopy in the open position.
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    I have also finished it as well!
    Time for a cup of coffee!:Coffee:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    This is perfect. I can imagine someone who has never scene paper crafting coming along and seeing this would literally make theirs heads pop open and a dust cloud appear!! This is unfrakking believable.. It's symmetry makes a statement as to what that word implies, as it is the most balanced symmetric beautiful examples of these I have see yet, and the time span you have built it in also makes me think your like "Dr. Manhattan", 6''4" Blue skinned and putting these together with pure mental though. Which makes the understanding that you made each piece one by one almost incomprehensible. :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you! The Thunder Fighter has always been my favorite SCI-FI Fighter (other than the Colonial Viper). So I am glad that there are models of the plane available and that I was (and am) part of the development of the project as whole. As for the "Dr. Manhattan" reference, thank you for the compliment (Although, I am 6'6" ;))
    It is interesting that you someone never seeing paper models, as I am going to the IPMS meeting in Salem, OR. Friday night. I will be bringing the Thunder Fighter to show off. The members have never heard of or seen paper models. So the reactions are going to be interesting to see. I know that I will be inundated with a plethora of questions. Needless to say, I am looking forward to it.
    I am glad that you have enjoyed this thread! :toast::Drinks:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Bring a video camera, you may have to post it on you tube. I have an account the reactions can be posted on. :)
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    I think you have really outdone yourself this time, it looks amazing, like someone could jump in it and take off, so fantastic!