Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. Revell-Fan

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    The longer the better! ;)
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    Geez, I thought that guy was just sitting in the seat!! :)
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    LOL! - Well, actually, he (OR: SHE ;) ) is flying that thing! :)
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    O' I guess it gets boring in Space too!! :)
  5. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here are more photos of the cockpit interior.

    The Joystick is fixed and in place
    IMAG4405.jpg IMAG4406.jpg IMAG4407.jpg IMAG4408.jpg

    The rear console is in place.
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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have now started on the main body of the plane.
    I am layering certain panels to add a depth of detail.
    IMAG4410.jpg IMAG4411.jpg IMAG4412.jpg IMAG4413.jpg IMAG4414.jpg IMAG4415.jpg

    I attached the lower rear shin.
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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the skins for the sponsons.
    IMAG4418.jpg

    Skins attached.
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    The rest of the main lower skin is attached.
    IMAG4421.jpg IMAG4422.jpg
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  8. Rhaven Blaack

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    Now for the upper skin and attaching the cockpit.
    IMAG4426.jpg IMAG4427.jpg IMAG4428.jpg

    Here is a close-up of the detail on the tail end.
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    I have attached the upper skin to the rest of the plane.
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    Please stay tuned to your local Earth Directorate Broadcasting channels for further updates as they happen.
    Thank you for watching.
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    This is going to be awesome! :)
  10. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here are some more detailed photos of my build.

    Here are the front side controls.
    IMAG4434.jpg

    I recessed the screens.
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    I decided to greebble this part out to give it some physical detail.
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    I completely detailed the rear end.
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    ENJOY!!!

    Up next will be the engine exhausts.

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

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    When you assemble these pieces, do you typically glue parts 178-180 together FLAT, and then roll them, or do you roll them individually THEN glue them? And I assume that 181 is a joining strip?
  12. Rhaven Blaack

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    I rolled each part individually and the assembled the parts together and then once the glue is dry, I will give it a second roll.

    Just take it slow and easy, when assembling them, so that way, everything lines up properly.
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    That's the way I do it, too. Moreover, I leave the piece intact at first. After the first roll I cut the white rectangles out. That prevents the tiny strips between the cutouts from being damaged during the roll. If you glue the parts together flat it will be very difficult to roll the part and may cause undesired side-effects (wrinkles and creases). :)
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  14. CrimsonLine

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    VERY helpful advice. Thank you, thank you.
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    Excellent Rhaven!! :)
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    This is turning out to be one of your best builds yet. Keep those pics coming. Thanks.
  17. Rhaven Blaack

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    Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement.
    I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!!!
  18. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here are the engine exhausts.

    I have added as much detail as I possibly could in an attempted to make them as close to being screen accurate as possible.
    IMAG4443.jpg IMAG4445.jpg

    As you can see, I took the "star" grill (that you see on the original plane) and attached it at the end so that it can be seen (like it the studio version).
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    One exhaust is finished.
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    Both are now finished.
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  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have attached to exhausts to the main body of the plane.
    IMAG4455.jpg IMAG4456.jpg IMAG4457.jpg IMAG4458.jpg

    Now on the the wings and landing gear.

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

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    Those engine exhausts are GORGEOUS! What color marker are you using to clean up the edges?

    Those oval-shaped details could not have been easy to cut out!
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