For the next leap into the stars - Thunderchild's SDF 1

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  1. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    The next project started over the weekend; give away on the topic if you recognise the quote :)

    Thunderchild's SDF1 - originally from Macross or Robotech, depending where in the world you are :)

    Main gun, port side - the front bit

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    And then the next bit :)

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  2. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I needed to look up how final result looks - it is great vehicle. Will follow your progress.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Keep the seams tight, looks good so far!! ;)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I don't want to look it up, I want to be surprised. These subsections are coming out really well. Maybe it's from being a machinist for so long and making parts that I had no idea what they were being used for. Take your time, I look forward to seeing the outcome!! ;)
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  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Wow, I thought more people would have known this ship! Don't worry, I won't load any "spoilers!"
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Lots of Amerricuns here!! :noteeth:
  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Hmmm, we got the "American" version in SA, branded as Robotech :) (loved it as a kid, hence the joy when I found TC's fantastic model here )
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  8. Cybergrinder

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    And the last bit of the main gun (port)

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    And all stuck together!

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  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    In was probably in exchange for some Diamonds. ;)
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  10. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Nope, gold :)
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  11. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    So there was a bit of a delay, here's the forward "engine block"

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    Both guns with engines attached

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    And the next bit heading towards the engines

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    Continued...

    Shoulder bits

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    And the block from above attached to the gun

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    Then the last section, engines attach to the big end

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Every part is so nicely built! Well done my friend! :)
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  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is coming together beautifully!!!
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  15. Cybergrinder

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    So after I while I got to do some work,

    Here's the last "block" of the port body

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    Engines

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    And attached

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    And,, port guns & body complete!

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  16. Cybergrinder

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    And here we go, both guns/engines complete

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    Then work started no the torso/mid-section
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    Now I need to apologise, I got carried away with the build and forgot to take photos :( So, here's the midsection complete.

    Top view


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  17. Revell-Fan

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    This is such a beautiful clean build! :)
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  18. Rhaven Blaack

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    Everything looks clean, clear, and crisp.
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  19. Cybergrinder

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    Now for the bridge!

    Bits,

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    And the superstructure

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    Then the batteries died in the camera & had to resort to my phone camera (which isn't very good :()

    Attached to the body

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    Rear view

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    Fantastic!:)
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