Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Actually, I use watercolour paints and mix my own colours to match (as closely as possible) to the colours I need and then I use a "dry brush" technique to paint the edges.

    As for the oval cut-outs, you will need a very sharp knife with a very fine point (and take your time with it).
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    For those of you who are wondering about the blades being close to the end of the exhaust the way I have made them. I am going for a screen accurate model with this build. Here is a photo showing the exhausts.
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    The engine exhausts look GREAT! We should add this mod to our add-on packs! :)
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    We can do that. I will send you the parts sheet in an email ASAP.
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    Got them! Thank you! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is another update for everyone.

    I have made the front nose cones and raised the printed texture on the top and bottom pulsar cannon.
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    The landing gear bay is attached in place.
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    Here is the main landing gear strut.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I attached the lower wings.
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    I attached the main wings.
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    Now on to the canopy!

    Please stay tuned to your local Earth Directorate Broadcasting channels for further updates as they happen.
    Thank you for watching.
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    Awesome updates! Can't wait for the Thundering Conclusion!
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    Here is the canopy. With making the canopy "functional", I started from the rear and working my way forward.
    As you can see, I raised some of the panels to add a bit more detail.

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    Here is the rest of the canopy put into place.
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    Here are photos with the canopy open.

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    Here are photos of the canopy closed.

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    ENJOY!!!
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    Absolutely fantastic! This is the best TF you have ever built! Congratulations! :)
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    Kewlll! What are you using for the glass?
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you both for the kind words!!!

    @CrimsonLine I used the plastic cover from an old presentation folder. It is about 0.0135mm thick.
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    That one is really fantastic, RB! You have truly raised the bar!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you!
    So when are you going to finish your 1:18 scale version of the TF? ;)
    I am looking forward to seeing it!
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    I finished the first one, The second, the "Stealth" version with the astrodroid socket is in the build pile. The excuse, er issue is the kinko paper, which is gloss and doesn't take glue well. I shall reprint with my steller Epson wide format and resume this build hopefully sometime after Halloween.