Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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  1. jarobinson

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Aft (engine) section, belly, and wings

    Here is an update on my progress. As you can see, I am still adding even more detail to the model by enhancing the texture and either raising, recessing (or both), and isolating some feature. Here are the photos below:

    Here I raised most of the panels and isolated some of the texture by cutting out the inner areas that are open.
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    Close-up of the detail
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    back panel of aft section
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    Back panel finished
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    back panel attached.
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    Engine exhausts attached.
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are more phots of the aft, bell and wings.

    Close-up of the exhausts
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    Under-belly section attached and ready for landing gear.
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    Wings attached.
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    I am working on the landing gear now.
  4. ASC Mclaren

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    RB, that rear panel looks fantastic! and at 1:32, those are amazing details! Great job!
  5. Revell-Fan

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    That it awesome!
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement.
    The back panel really was not that hard, it just took a little time and a steady hand.

    I am working on the canopy now.
    I will post photos once I have finished everything.
  7. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    I DREAM of a steady hand........!!!

    In fact, I would give away my right arm to be ambidextrous....sign1
    FANTASTIC job so far........:thumb:
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Finally finished!!!

    I have finally finished my detailed TF. As you can see, I did make the canopy hinged, and yes, I know that it is not canon. That is the joy of fan based builds, you can do what ever you want.
    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure.

    Here I attached the landing gear.
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    This is the back part of the canopy.
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    This is the inside of the canopy with a "CLOCK" that I detailed out.
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    As you can see, I recessed the dial and raised the buttons.
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More photos

    Here are more photos.

    Canopy is attached
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    I raised some of the textured detail on the canopy.
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    Here are close-up shots showing the raised detail.
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    This is showing that the canopy is hinged.
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  10. ThunderChild

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    Great build RB, definitely the best Thunderfighter out there!
  11. trt

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    Unbelievably suberb. Can you come round and finish my Red Strip for mesign1
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliment.
    As for finishing your RED TF, that is why I am making this thread, so that people can follow it and get inspired to make your own.
    So get busy.sign1
  13. ASC Mclaren

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    WOW! That is amazing RB!
  14. dnalor

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    The fighter looks great...
    maybe one day i should try one also ..:)

    2 thumbs up!!
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliments.
    If your X-Wind and M-Falcon are an indication of what to expect, then I would look forward to seeing you build the Thunder Fighter (in any variant).
    I know for certain that you would do this model justice.
  16. Zathros

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    You really brought this model to life. The detailing you did really puts this model on another level. I think it wold be great as a movie miniature! :)
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement.
    Coming from you, that means a great deal.
    I would love to make movie miniatures and get paid for it.
  18. Revell-Fan

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    Me too. :mrgreen:

    Hey, what about making a movie and using props and ships which are only made of paper? :cool:
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I would love to do such. Do you know of a producer that looking for such?
    If so, I would sign up right now.

    Right at the moment, I am working on another TF. I will post photos soon.
  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Bsg paint scheme thunder fighter

    To continue this thread, I have started on the BSG Thunder Fighter.
    This fighter will have the same detail as the first TF that I built earlier.
    So I will only highlight just the detailed parts that I add to the model.
    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure:

    Detail of the engine section of the top body half.
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    Full view of the top body half.
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    Detail of the engine section of the bottom body half.
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    Full view of the bottom body half.
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