Detailed Tie-Interceptor

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by loenf, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks really good. It looks like it will be a fun build. I guess I will be adding this to my (ever growing) "TO-DO" list.
  2. dnalor

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    Yip looks great.
    Don't the wings go droopy style?
  3. loenf

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    Hi,
    these pictures show how I built the wings of the Tie-Fighter. I used for part 58 reinforcement(parts 68,70 and 71) made of 1mm cardstock and I glued it inside.

    @ dnalor : I use corrugated cardstock, additional reinforced frames(58 ) and it is also glued in several layers like a sandwich. If you knock on the wing, it sounds very strong, like wood :mrgreen:

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  4. loenf

    loenf Member

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    Hi,
    that was the Tie Fighter. Now you can see show how I built the wings of the Tie Interceptor:

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  5. loenf

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    Interceptor

    .... and some more:

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  6. Zathros

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    Man am I biting my tongue here! Beautiful workmanship Loenf, beautiful. Until this Tie Fighter, I have never see an Tie Fighter so elegant! Truly fantastic! :)
  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Great Tut. how to build it..

    never thought about it to use the corrugated cardstock and glue normal cardboard over them..nice :)
  8. Zathros

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    Nomex Honeycomb, which is quite flexible till epoxy is applied is similar to cardboard and it's application in this case. In a helicopter blade, the Nomex Honeycomb material is doped with a proprietary epoxy resign and carbon fiber is applied over it. The rigidity of the Nomex Honeycomb applied with the tensile strength of the pre peg carbon fiber cloth makes for a very strong, stronger than ay metal, blade, yet flexible, once out of the autoclave, of course. I have seen Blackhawk Helicopter blades with multiple rounds threw the blades and the craft have landed safely. The picture below is of an S-76 blade.

    That being said, a corrugated piece of soft cardboard doped up with a stiff glue or resin, can make, cut to shape first, could be a great basis for a strong part. The same cardboard unglued would be a moisture sponge. Glue of some sort is needed to seal it, resin, liquid crazy glue, would make it very stiff, though the health concern for a model part is kind of high. The part showing the cardboard interior looks very industrial! :)



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  9. mcusanelli

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    Zathros,
    Once again Future comes to mind....what about a coat or two on the corugated before it's assembled....Maybe dry it between coats with a hair dryer. This stuff is so versatile, might be worth a try! And it's not toxic, like superglue or resin...
    Mike
  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are doing an OUTSTANDING job on these models.
    I like how you are making this build thread a form of instructions and tutorial.
    Thank you for your time and effort.
  11. loenf

    loenf Member

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    Thanks a lot!
    Here are the next steps:

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  12. lehcyfer

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    Amazing clean and crisp build. Your models look like computer generated renders of 3D models.
  13. loenf

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    here are the last pics oft the interceptor:wave:!

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    The upclose shots really show off just how well done this is. It looks as good upclose as it does far away. Truly impressive.
  15. Zathros

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    Truly, I have not see any Star Wars craft that look this tight and crisp. They do look like computer renders. You would make George Lucas Proud! :)
  16. ennder

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    With a just tad more detail you could build these at Studio scale :wink:
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a FANTASTIC job on these models.
    This is work that you should truly be PROUD of.
    KUDOS to you on a FINE job WELL DONE!
  18. loenf

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    Hi,
    today I finished both versions of the Tie-Fighter templates. They are now available in the download-section. There are also short instructions of the models available. I am really curious about the first pictures of the models build by other modelers. If there are any questions about the model please send me a pm.


    Greetings Loenf
  19. subnuke

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    Magnificent models and thanks for your generosity.

    Ken
  20. mcusanelli

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    loenf,
    These models are amazing, you are very talented and generous, thank you for sharing!
    Mike