Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. jmich17513

    jmich17513 Member

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    Just a suggestion, and hopefully this will take some pressure off Revell and Rhaven, if anyone want's to re-color their Thunder Fighter just use a different color card stock and perhaps print the color insignia separately as stickers. I think it looks really great in beige or cream, (the full size prop on the show seemed to be this color on set). Also off-white, pale blue or perhaps even a nice Galactica grey, (as the ship was the original design for the Colonial Viper). Perhaps even mix parts of different colors to get a really unique custom design. The ship's design is pretty versatile and there's a lot you can do with it as Revell-Fan has shown.
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is an update on the progress of the HBB-TF.

    As you can see, I have raised some of the panels on the engine section and attached the cockpit.

    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure:

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    I will start on the back panel of the engine section and the engine exhausts next.

    ENJOY!!!
  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Looks good so far
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have finished the engine section and the exhausts.
    I this that I have put as much detail into these exhausts as I can.
    I think that these will be the standard of which all the rest of my (BRTC25 TF) models will be based on.

    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure:

    Here is the rear panel for the engine section.
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    The rear panel is fully assembled.
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    The rear panel in attached in place.
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    Here is the exhaust. I have raised all of the panels (that I can think of) to add extra detail to the overall look.
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More photos:

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    Both exhausts are finished.
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    Engine exhausts are attached in place.
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  6. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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    Excellent work, as always!
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    IMAG0654.jpg

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    Here are close up shots of the exhausts mounted in place
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  8. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    OMG!!! Those engines look fantastic.
    They are definatly THE benchmark for the rest....
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    There are no Pep files for these models,
  10. Zathros

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    To whom do you speak ?!? :rolleyes:
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Front end and wings

    Here are the front end and the wings.
    As you can see, I detailed the front end as much as I could.
    Here are the photos:

    Panels around the gun barrel raised.
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    I "stair-stepped" the layering of the "grill work" on the inner canard and raised the circles.
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    IMAG0673.jpg

    Outer canards attached.
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    Landing gear doors panels raised.
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    Small panels on the under-section raised.
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    Landing gear attached.
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Wings

    Lower stabilizer wings attached.
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    Vertical tails attached.
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    Main wings attached
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    I am going to focus on the canopy next. I have an idea for a sliding canopy that I have not tried yet.
    So the next update may take a little longer then expected. I (of course will post photos of the sliding mechanism and how it works.
  14. Maverick65

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    Stunning, simply stunning.:yep: The front end is as fantastic as the engine exhaust/back end. Cant wait to see how the sliding canopy comes out. This one is on my list to build someday. I hope I can add some of those little details that you have shown here. With your permission of course. Not ready to tackle something like this yet but hopefully someday. Thanks for the inspiration. Rick
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliments.
    That is one of the many reasons why I post these photos, is to give everyone the inspiration to take their own models to the highest level that they can.
    If you want to use any technique or idea that that I have used to build a particular model, by all means, please do so. The only thing that I ask, is that you post photos of your build showing such techniques.

    That is one of the many things I GREATLY enjoy about this forum. Is that there are very talented people here that someone can draw inspiration and learn from. Needless to say, I have drawn a TON of inspiration and learned ALOT from everyone that I have met here.

    So I look forward to seeing some of your work very soon.
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Cockpit canopy

    Well ladies and gentlemen, I have finally finished the cockpit canopy and yes, it slides.
    I made a fairly simple system for it. Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure:

    The hard points of the canopy are attached.
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    I added raised panels to add extra texture detail.
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    Added greebles the front hard point.
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    Rear canopy hatch with raised texture detail
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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    IMAG0695.jpg

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    Front canopy hatch with raised texture detail.
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    Slide rails attached to rear canopy hatch.
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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Slide rail mounts attached to slid rails on rear canopy.
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    Rear canopy hatch mounted in place on main body.
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    Slide rails and mounts attached to front canopy hatch.
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    Front canopy hatch mounted in place on main body.
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  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    View of both hatches open.
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    Rear hatch closed.
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    Both hatches closed.
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    The finished plane.
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    ENJOY!!!
  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    BL**DY FANTASTIC RB !!!!!!!

    I love the detail in that baby. The engines look superb!

    Excellent precise work on the canopy slide rails.

    WELL DONE!!