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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    I fully agree!!! thumbsupthumbsup
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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    You must be exhausted!:wacky:
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The build was rather "exhausting", yes!:walkingdead:
    In all reality, it really was not bad at all.
    Like I have said, though. This is MY new standard now (for the rest of my builds).
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Maybe you need a muffler to wrap around your neck, and get that chill under control! I think in space you would want "automatic". How would you know when to shift? :)
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The Thunder Fighter does have a throttle control lever. So you really do not "shift gears".
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    "David Jones" Concept Thunder Fighter

    Here is the Thunder Fighter that started it all!
    I have started with the cockpit.

    Here is the seat.
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    As you can see, I layered the buckles and slides to look more realistic.
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    Here is the tub.
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    Here are close-ups of the side consoles. As you can see, I have layered the button.
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    The seat and Joystick are added.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Now to the main body of the plane.

    Starting with the main body of the engines. As you can see, I have raised some of the panels
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    Both halves are together.
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    The first part of the underside skins is attached.
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    As you can see, I have raised some of the panels on the underside to add extra detail.
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    Please stay tuned to your local Earth Directorate Broadcasting channels for further updates as they happen.
    Thank you for watching.
  8. CrimsonLine

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    Great work! Can't wait to see more!
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    gilgamesch New Member

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    Looks good. The extra raised panels make it!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is an update on my progress on this project.

    I attached the mid-section of the sponsons.
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    I attached the underside skin. As you can see, I have raised some of the small panels.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I attached the cockpit interior to the topside skin.
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    Now working on the aft section.
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    I am making these vents look like real louvers.
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    I layered the "louvers".
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    I attached the louvers to the underside of the panel.
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    I attached a finishing ring around the louvers.
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    The louver assembly panels are put in place.
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    Here is a close-up of the louvers and showing some of the other panels that I raised to add more detail to the overall look of the model.
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    The topside skin is now in place.
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    Now onto the nose cones, finishing off the aft section and the cockpit interior.

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

    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    Even in a small scale you put great details and a very good finish. I loved it
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you one and all for the wonderful words of encouragement and compliments. I greatly appreciate them!!!
    Anyone who is reading this thread that is building (or thinking about building) a Thunder Fighter, can use any and all techniques that are featured in this thread (as well as other threads that I have posted).
    So with that being said, please sit back and enjoy the rest of the show!!!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is another update on the progress of this build.

    I have added the sponsons.
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    Here you can see where I have added a little extra detail.
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    Now on to finishing the cockpit interior.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the rest of the cockpit interior.

    Here I added the rest of the side controls.
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    Here is the main console. As you can see, I have recessed the main screen and some of the other control gauges. I also raised and detailed the front array.
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    I attached the main console in place.
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    Now on to the aft section.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the aft section. As you can see, I have raised many of the panels to add more of a physical feel to the detail.
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    Now on to the engine exhausts.

    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. Revell-Fan

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    Excellent job! :)
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    Absolutely beautiful work as usual
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is a small update.
    I assembled the engine exhausts.
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    The exhausts are attached.
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    Now on to the lower and main wings and the front 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. zathros

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    Awesome Rhaven!! :)