Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. CrimsonLine

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    What are parts 104/142 for? Do they help join the engines to the engine mounts (208/206/210)? If so, is it best to glue 104 to the engine, or to the mount?
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Parts 104 & 142 are glue strips that need to be put on (the top of) parts, 206 & 211 so that you can attach parts 67 & 105 (after you have assembled parts 67-87 & 105-127 into their respectable sum-assemblies)
  3. CrimsonLine

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    On top of 206 & 211? The pictures don't show them on top, so far as I can see...
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Unfortunately, the pictures do not show it, but it is a glue strip that helps hole parts 206 & 211 to parts 67 & 105.
    The flat side is attached to the (inside) top of 206 & 211. The toothed side is what holds (the bottom) parts 67 & 105 to parts 206 & 211.
  5. CrimsonLine

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    Gotcha. I have put it in to 206 & 211, but it seems a bit long for that purpose.
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    It will work.
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    If you take a close look at the parts pages you will see that Martin has sort of grouped the parts. The layout tells you which parts belong together. Follow the shape of the parts to see which end goes where. All untextured parts are either formers or (if they have teeth ;) ) glue tabs. Using separate parts as glue tabs makes the finished product look much smoother and cleaner.
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    This is a small update.

    I have attached the cockpit interior to the upper skin.
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    The upper skin is attached to the main body of the plane.
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    The main console is now in place.
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    Now to work in the rear end and add greebles!!!

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

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    Small but efficient! ;) Thanks for the pics! :)
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  10. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

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    Is the basic thunderfighter in the resource section? if so in what section? I lost all the plans I had when my last puter died.
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    No, the Thunder Fighter templates are not in the RESOURCE Section.
    You can find the (basic) Thunder Fighter templates (as well as the rest of the add-ons) here: http://www.paperaviation.de/
    The actual templates can be found here: http://www.paperaviation.de/Thunderfighter/thunderfighter.html

    ENJOY!!!
  12. zathros

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

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    Get them all! Things have a way of disappearing! :)
  13. Revell-Fan

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    YEP, by all means! :)

    True, but not when RB and I are involved! ;)
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is an update of the aft end.
    As you can see, I have raised a few of the panels and made of the components look a little more "3-D".

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    Next up is the exhausts!
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  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here are the exhausts. I added all of the detail that I could and made them as close to screen accurate as possible.
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    The Exhausts are now attached!
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    Now on to the landing gear and wings.

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

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is another update. I have attached the landing gear bay doors and added the same brackets that I used on my last TF build.
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    I attached the main landing gear.
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    I attached the lower wings.
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    I attached the main wings.
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    Now onto the sponson cones and 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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  17. ASC Mclaren

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    RB, Those landing gear doors mods looks outstanding!
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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you. I got the idea from your 1:18 TF build.
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  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The nose cones are attached to the sponsons. I also added the blue strip on the front. I know that it may not be canon, but I think that it finishes the look of the plane nicely.
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  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The canopy is attached. I decided to make it a closed canopy.

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