Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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

  1. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

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    Love all the pics RB! Keep em coming.
  2. maucutt

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    Thunder Fighter

    The detail and over lays give such depth-Excellent build up of a great ship!
    Mike
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is another update on this stealthy aggressor.

    Engine exhausts are attached.
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    Close-up of the engine exhausts.
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    Bottom vertical stabilizers/rear landing skids are attached.
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    Under-Section of main body and landing gear bay is attached.
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    Landing gear assembly.
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    Landing gear assembly attached
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Straight on shot of the landing gear to check for alignment.
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    components for the top vertical stabilizers.
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    Top vertical stabilizers assembled.
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    Top vertical stabilizers attached.
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    Close-up view of the top vertical stabilizers
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    Next is the cockpit canopy.
  5. homolka1138

    homolka1138 New Member

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    cockpit glass

    Thank you for the reply, it will be very helpful. One more question, is the glass sandwitched between two pieces of carboard:wave:
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Yes, I glue the parts to large sticky labels, cut the parts out and then place the parts on clear acetate and put another part on the other side, and cut the part to fit inside the "skin" of the canopy.

    I will start a thread to show step by step on how to make one of these canopies soon.
  7. jarobinson

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    This looks great I can't wait to see the canopy built.
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Cockpit Canopy

    As promised, here is how I make my cockpit canopy.
    (The key to lining everything up properly is starting from the rear and slowly working your way forward.)

    Starting with the rear section. I assembled the shell and added the detail that I wanted.
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    I started laminating pieced of the inside walls to the thickness that I want (about 1 mm thick)
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    Rear section of the canopy is finished and edge painted.
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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Rear section is now in place.
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  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Looking great RB,

    I like the detail work. I'm gonna detail up the engines of the Raptor with extra panels and painted spaghetti for the pipes!!
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is the center piece of the canopy.
    I decided to making a hinged canopy.

    I folded clear tape onto itself then measured out sections that are 3 mm wide.
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    The is a sticky label that I measure out three 3 mm sections.
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    Attached the sticky label strips both sides of the sections of tape. Then cut it down to two sections that are 5mm wide.
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    I attached the hinges to the center section.
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is the rear canopy hatch.

    I attached the interior walls of the rear canopy to large sticky labels.
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    I cut the parts out of the sticky labels and adhered them to both sides of the clear acetate.
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    This is the rear canopy shell.
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    I attached the rear canopy shell to the hinges that are on the center piece.
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  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I attached the inside walls (that have the acetate sandwiched between) in place and paint the edges.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is the front canopy hatch

    Front canopy shell assembled.
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    Front canopy shell attached to the center piece.
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  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I attached the inside walls (that have the acetate sandwiched between) in place and paint the edges.
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    I raised the panel and recessed the face of the internal clock that is inside the side canopy wall.
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    Here is a close-up of the clock.
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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The canopy is now attached.
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    Here is the front piece of the canopy.
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    I laminated pieces of card stock to about 1mm thick.
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    Front canopy piece (with greebles) is in place.
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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Finished!!!

    I am now finished with this menacing aggressor.
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    Canopy open.
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    ENJOY!!!
  19. silveroxide

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    Great job on the canopy, I see that the sticky label method worked out real good in this version. Also great job on the hinge system.
  20. Zathros

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    This is the most Bad A$$ one you've made so far. This looks so intimidating!! :)