Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the cockpit interior:

    Close-up of rear console and side panels.
    I recessed the view screen and gauge screen, and raised the button panels.
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    Close-up of the front console and side panels.
    I recessed the view screen and raised th button panels.
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    Full shot of the nose of the cockpit interior.
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    Close-up of the front nose piece.
    I recessed the dark area at the front of the piece and raised the rectangle that has the dark circle, and dented the circle.
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    Full view of the cockpit interior.
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    Side view of cockpit interior.
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Update

    Here is an update on my progress.

    This is the top view of the rear engine section.
    As you can see, I have added the same detail as the first on that I made.
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    These photos are close-up shots of the detail and to illustrate how I made the detail.
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More photos.

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    Here is the cockpit interior mounted in place.
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    These show more detail of the cockpit in place.
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    This is the Landing gear bay. I did add a little detail tothe landing gear bay doors
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    And still more photos.

    More detail on the bottom section of the plane.
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    Here I assembled the back panel of the rear engine section. As you can see, it is not as detailed as the last one that I made. I forgot to add extra parts for the details (and I really did not want to waste paper and ink on just a few part), so I made do with what I had on hand.
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    The back panel is mounted in place.
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    Here are the front nose cones mounted in place.
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    More photos coming soon.
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    It is looking superb!!!!

    The extra details really bring it to life.
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Is this ship available as a paper "Kit" PDf or some such?
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This particular model is my own personal recolour of the original kit (which is not available).
    You can find the original Thunder Fighter kit (as well as quite a few add-on kits for it) here:
    http://www.paperaviation.de/index.html
    Look under the "SCI-FI" category.

    I look forward to seeing your work.
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    To continue this build, here are more photos.
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    Detailed view of the engine exhaust.
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    Engine exhausts mounted in place.
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    Landing gear, Stabilizers, and main wings mounted in place.
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Finished

    Here are the last of the photos for this build.

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    I attached the canopy and made it hinged.
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    Canopy open.
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    ENJOY!!!
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    :inw: Wonderful! :inw:
  11. ASC Mclaren

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    Nice work, especially the opening canopies!
  12. Patron_zero

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    *gasps* Wow !
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you (everyone) for the kind words and encouragement.
    For my next TF, I have come up with another idea for a little more detail that I can squeeze into it.

    Seeing posts like these, is what drives me to do more.
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    This really is a a beauty! Unique too! :)
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The Thunder Fighter has always been (in my top five) favorite fighter designs.
    I have always thought that it was also the most versatile designs as well. There are so many thing that you can do with the general design. The platform lends itself to all kinds of new and interesting variants. You can really let your mind wonder and really have fun with it.
    That is why when Revell-fan asked me to work with him, I jumped at the opportunity.

    I would really like to see some of you build more of these and use some of the kits that Revell-fan (and I) designed. I would like to see how some of you "MIX and MATCH" some of the kits to make your own variants as well.
  16. F131

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    Another amazing show piece.
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Hbb-tf

    Well Ladies and gentlemen as promised, here is my next installment of the DETAILED TF PROJECT.

    I am building the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCK" Thunder Fighter that wsa flown by LT. Cornell Traeger in the episode "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCK".

    I started with the cockpit interior, and as you can see I raised the buttons and keypad. I also recessed the screen .
    BTW, I know that I am totaly NUCKING FUTS for going for ths level of detail at 1:32 scale.:phamr:p
    Here is my new theme song for this project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

    Here are the photos.

    This is a single seat cockpit with cargo bench/trunk.
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    This is a close-up of the buttons and keypad.
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    This shows all of the detail on the contril panels.
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    This is the front nose piece.
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    ENJOY!!!
  18. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Looking good again... and nice theme song.
  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    WOW!!!!

    STUNNING work again RB.!!!!

    EXCELLENT!!! :thumb:
  20. Revell-Fan

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    :p:p:p Nucking frazy, too! :p:p:p