Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rhaven Blaack, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow! It is amazing you could take a pic of those engines so close and they could look so excellent! You can't even see that kind of detail with your bare eyes!!
  2. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

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    RB,
    Awesome job as usual - You really have a huge amount of patience (and tallent) with the small parts....by the time I've finished just getting those engines together, I'm loosing my mind! Beautiful work, sir.
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you both for the kind words of encouragement.

    To be honest, I use this when I am working with such small detail parts:
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    As for the photos, I have a very strong camera with a good zoom built into my phone that I use for such,
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the lower vertical stabilizers.
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    Both stabilizers are finished.
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    Stabilizers are attached.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the main wings.
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    Main wings attached.
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is the underbelly and landing gear bay, just under the cockpit
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    Close-ups of the landing gear bay.
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    Close-up of the landing gear bay door.
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    Now on to the landing gear and the cockpit canopy.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the landing gear assembled and attached.
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    Now on to the cockpit canopy.
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Wasn't that used as a prop on "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"? :mrgreen:

    Anyway, a good start to make your own sci-fi costume! sign1

    P.S.: Incredible build!!!! :thumb:
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have started on the canopy.
    I raised the panel of the back canopy piece
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    As you can see, the back piece is not wide enough to clear the back part of the cockpit interior (That is OK, I have a solution for that. :twisted:)
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    Here is the rear canopy hatch
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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Rear canopy hatch and center canopy piece are attached.
    (I decided to permanently the rear canopy hatch in the "OPEN" position to hide the mistake that I made with the rear canopy piece.)
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    Front canopy hatch and front canopy piece is attached.
    (Again I decided to permanently attach the front canopy hatch in the "OPEN" position, just so it would match the rear hatch.)
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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Finished!!!

    I am finished with this one.
    I hope this thread inspires some of you to build (and post build threads of) your own Thunder Fighters.
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    I will be building more Thunder Fighters soon, but first, I have a few other projects that I have to finish first.

    ENJOY!!!
  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Looking great as usual RB.
    Nice build.
  13. RagDaddy

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    I do applaud you Rhaven, each one surpasses the last
  14. Zathros

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    You do such fine work. I think I am going to get a set of those glasses/headpiece you use. These models are awesome! :)
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you everyone for the kind words and encouragement. I GREATLY appreciate it.

    Zathros, The glasses/headset helps quite a bit (especially when I am working with the really small parts for the fine detail).
  16. gearheadjoe

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    Those Thunder Tigers, look totally awesome.
  17. mcusanelli

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    RB
    Awesome build, I especially like the slide open canopies. I have to build another one of these! Thanks for the pics and the inspiration:)
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    This thread is not dead! This not a NECROPOST! I have resurrected this thread to add my latest detailed build Thunder Fighter.

    Revell-Fan and I have been working on a new cockpit interior. You can read more about it in this thread:
    http://www.zealot.com/threads/buck-rogers-thunderfighter-mods.169684/

    I have started with the tub itself.
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    I detailed the side controls by raising the buttons.
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    Here is the mount for the Joystick. As you can see, I recessed the artificial horizon and added the Joystick.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here I have made the seats.
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    Here is the Pilot with full equipment.
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    Here the pilot has his helmet.
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  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here I added the seats to the cockpit interior.

    I decided to only have the one pilot (as I have a tight deadline to get this model done).
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    (Yes, I know that the joystick is a little short. I have already notified Revell-Fan about it and have requested him to lengthen it.)

    Next comes the build of the actual plane.

    Please stay tuned to your local Earth Directorate Broadcasting channels for further updates as they happen.
    Thank you for watching.