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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    Here are the rest of the photos of the cockpit interior.

    Here is the seat.
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    This is the joystick mount.
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    The joystick mount in place.
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    The joystick is in place.
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    The cockpit interior is now finished to the point where I need to start on 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.
  2. ASC Mclaren

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    I'll be watching this with much interest!
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  3. blake7

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    Love watching you build the Thunder fighter. Can't wait to see it.
  4. Revell-Fan

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    Yep, you are frakkin' crazy, you old pirate! :Grin::Grin::Grin:

    (OK, I know you are no old pirate but I wanted to use that smiley sooo badly! :D)

    This is awesome! The new straps are really gorgeous. BTW, the scale is collector friendly (the models don't need much shelf space :cool: )!
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I prefer the title "PRIVATE CONTRACTOR";)

    Thank you for the compliment.

    As for the new straps, they do look good indeed. Now if I were building this at the regular size, I would have detailed the strap hardware (slides and buckles).
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is a minor update.
    I have started on the main body of the Thunder Fighter.

    Here I assembled the main framework.

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    I added the skins and greebles.
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    Here is a close-up of the greebling.
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    The main halves are finished.
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    Both halves are together now.
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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are more photos.

    I added the skins for the sponsons.
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    I added the bottom main body skin.
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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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  8. Revell-Fan

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    It looks like the big one! ;)
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

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    Once I am finished this model, I am planning on setting both models together to show the size difference.
  10. ASC Mclaren

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    Too bad we can't display the 1:50 next to the 1:32 and my 1:18 :D
  11. Revell-Fan

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    Oh, surely we can - you would only have to build a 1:32 and a 1:50 version..! ;)
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  12. zathros

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    I actually got to see it moving!! Yup! I did! :)
  13. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here is a small update on my progress.
    The main body is (mostly) complete.
    As you can see, I was able to put the same amount of detail in this as I have with my other builds.
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    I will be starting on the aft end (and the engine exhausts) next.

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

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    Here is a small update.

    I have finished the aft section and was able to inject the same amount and level of detail in to this, as I did with the other Thunder Fighters that I have built.

    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure.
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    Cutting out most of the detailed greebles was tough (but as you can see, it was well worth the effort).

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

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    Here are the engine exhausts.

    As you can see, I was able to put in the same amount of detail with these as I have before with my past builds (of this Thunder Fighter).
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    The exhausts are attached.
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    I will be working on the underside and the front end next.

    Please stay tuned to your local Earth Directorate Broadcasting channels for further updates as they happen.
    Thank you for watching.
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    Here is another update.
    I finished the underside and the landing strut.
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    As you can see, I added a little detail to the hinge parts.
    (Since there are two Landing Gear parts templates on one sheet, I used the parts that I needed for the extra detail.)
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    The Strut fits snug.
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    Now on to the front nose cones.

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

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    Excellent eye for detail! :)
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  18. CrimsonLine

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    I haven't been commenting much, but I am still watching your build(s)! Thanks for the inspiration.
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  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words.
    You can use any and all of the techniques that I have posted in this (or any other) thread.

    Next time you pop in, please be sure to click "LIKE" button on the photos that you like. It will show that you have popped in and saw what I have been up to (you can also do this throughout the forum).
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  20. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here are the front nose cones.
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    I attached the inner canards.
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    I have greebled the inner canards.
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    Next will be the outer canards, main wings, lower wings, and tails.

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