Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. imcold

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    Excellent work!
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Stealth

    Hello Ladies and gentlemen,

    Here is another installment of this ongoing project.
    As you can tell by the title, I am building a Stealth TF, but there is a slight difference to the one that I did before. I will not say which TF I am doing in the Stealth paint scheme. I am going to let you guess which one I am doing (before it becomes obvious as to the one that I am building).
    Like all of the previous other TFs in this project, it too will be fully detailed.

    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure:

    Of course starting with the cockpit.
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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    More of the cockpit.
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I have now started on the main body.
    As you can see, I am putting the same level of detail as I have before.
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is another update on the STEALTH project.
    Have any of you guessed what variant of TF I am working on?
    This update will give you some more glues.

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    Here are vents that I have made for the TF.
    I decided to scratch build the louvered vents.
    As you can see, I cut strips that were 2 mm wide, then overlapped them to look like louvers.
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    One vent is finished.
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    Here is an angled shot of the vent to show how they are layered.
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    Both vent are finished.
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I attached a rim around the vents and attached them to the aft engine section.
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    Here is a close-up of the vents.
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    Here is the air intake for the engine section.
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    Air intake attached.
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    The next update will reveal the TF variant that I am working on.
    So please stay tuned to your local EDD Broadcasting Channels for further updates as they come in.
  7. jarobinson

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    I like the way those vents turned out, it looks really good.
  8. DanBKing

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    Loving the clean details. RB :thumb:
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    MK-III TF (Advance) Stealth

    Well, sense no one wanted to take a guess at what I am building, so here it is.
    As you can see, I am building the MK-III TF (ADVANCE) STEALTH.

    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure:

    Wing vents before detailed louvers
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    Wing vents after detailed louvers.
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    Both louvered vents.
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    Close-up of vents in place.
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    Body mount/internal support attached.
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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Wings are now attached.
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    Both body halves are attached.
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    Engine tubes attached
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    Close up of scored detail
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    Bottom body panel attached.
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    Top body panel and cockpit interior attached and in place.
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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Front cones are attached.
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    Inner conard supports attached.
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    Bottom inner conard skin attached.
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    Top inner conard skin attached.
    (It is better if you attached this before you put the cockpit interior in place.)
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    Outer conards (control surfaces) attached.
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    Full view of what I can done so far.
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    The aft section and engines exhausts are next.
  12. Zathros

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    I like the color scheme on this one. You must have a billion of these! :)
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you for the compliment.

    Actually, I gave most of my old squadron away to a friend who has children so they can play with them.:twisted:
    It gave me a reason to rebuild my squadron with the extra detail that I wanted to put into it (for my own collection).:p
  14. Zathros

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    You must have a large group of kids that are really thankful for these! That is a really generous action on your part. :)
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I have a few friends that have kids. So if there is a model that I want to remake, I will give them the old one and remake the new one for my collection.
    I also make models as birthday gifts as well.
  16. homolka1138

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    thunder fighter

    Thanks for all the great ideas. What did you use for marerial for the glass in the cockpit?:thumb:
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The "GLASS" for the canopy is thick (about 0.22 mm thick) clear acetate that I get from most packages from Ikea or anything else (like the vacu-form packages that most things come in now) that has clear acetate.

    Good luck with your build and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
  18. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here is the back panel of the engine section.

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    Back panel attached
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  19. Rhaven Blaack

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    Here are the engine exhausts.
    As you can see, I have layers all of the detailed parts.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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