Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. pistol0351

    pistol0351 New Member

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    wow wow wow buck rogers , this is so detailed , im new here and just cant believe it , this isnt modelling its artwork
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you for the compliment.
    My goal is to put in as much detail as possible. I want these models to look as "REALISTIC" as possible.
    This is the kind of work that I really enjoy and have fun doing.
    If I could do this as a job and make a good wage doing it, I would be a very happy man.
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Both body halves are together.

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    Scored the detail lines.
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    Scored the detail lines.
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    More of the main body assembbled.

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    Top skin and engine section attached.
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    Details of the engine section.
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    Bottom skin attached.
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    Detailed back plate.
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    Back plate attached.
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Cowling around the aft section
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    Cockpit interior in place
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    section under cockpit and landing gear bay attached
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    Detail of section under ccockpit and landing gear bay.
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  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    You are tickling my fancy, to do some greebling, and enhancements, and betterments, to all my forthcoming paper models.
    Your attention to detail is beyond my eyesight!:cool:
    But, I am getting new glasses next week, so, I'll be watching you...:twisted:

    BTW, I could not stop myself starting one of your past builds, designed by a Fan......;)
    Your build thread on the subject was MORE than helpfull....:thumb:

    :wave:
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I am glad to hear that you like what I am doing and are interested in doing the same.

    That is the whole purpose of this thread, to inspire people (like yourself) to take this hobby and their (your) skills to the next level and to continue to push the limits of what they (you) can do with a particular model.

    If you do (or anyone that is reading this thread) decide to take on a Thunder Fighter project, by all means use this thread as a guide and use what ever technique that is in it to enhance your build.
    If you have any questions and need advice, please feel free to PM me and I will do what ever I can to help you out.

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

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is the underside of the Thunder Fighter.
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    Detailed shot of the underside.
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Engine Exhausts

    Here are the engine exhausts
    As you can see, I have isolated each component of the detail (in MS Paint) and layered the detail to enhance the appearance and make it look a little more realistic.
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    The engines are attached to the engine section.
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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here are the nose cone sponsons attached to the front section.

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    As you can see I raised detailed section around the top and bottom pulsar gun on each sponson.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Cockpit Canopy

    Here is the QUAD canopy.

    As you can see, I glued each hatch parts to one side of thin acetate (with UHU all purpose glue).
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    Here I glued additional parts to the other side of the acetate (to sandwich it in) so that I can attach it to the outer canopy shell.
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    Here is the outside of the outer canopy shell.
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    Here is the inside of the outer canopy shell.
    As you can see, I have ran the double (tape) hinge up the spine.
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    I attached the the canopy parts to the outer shell.
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The canopy is now attached.
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    Here is a close-up of the canopy.
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    As you can see the vents are recessed.
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    Front greebles added with the blue front strip.
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The landing gear is attached.
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    The plane is now finished.
    Canopy closed.
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    Canopy opened.
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    Enjoy!!!
  14. trt

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    What more can I say. Utterly superb.

    Need to get back to Red strip and detail that when Landmaster finished. It looks like a crash with all the bits around it on the desk.
  15. ThunderChild

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    Another beautiful addition to your fleet. Nicely done RB!
  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Wow. (Anybody noticing how limited my vocabulary is today?:mrgreen:)
  17. mcusanelli

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    Beautiful- Looks like you could jump in it and take off!
  18. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    I have not been keeping up with your thundefighter builds lately and this space 4 door sedan is magnificent. Love it. Some day I will attempt building it a thunderfighter again with the updates you have made.
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you for the compliment my friend.

    I GREATLY look forward to seeing your TF build.
  20. Revell-Fan

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    Hey, RB, should we rename the kit?
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