Marauder destroyer

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I attached a few greebles that I forgotten on the front section of the main body.

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT WHEN BUILDING THIS MODEL. YOU DO NEED TO LOOK AHEAD AT THE INSTRUCTIONS AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY PARTS THAT ARE ATTACHED LATER ON THAT YOU CAN ATTACH NOW.

    Here are the photos.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Main turret section of the main body.

    It is time for another update.

    Here is the turret section of the main body.

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    As you can see, there even more greebles. The designer does like greebles.:thumb:

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    This is what will hold the main turret in the plane.

    ENJOY!!!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    More photos

    Here are more photos of the main turret section of the main body and the assembly of the main turret.

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    Top of the tube that the main turret will be mounted on.

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    Swivel mounts for the guns.

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    Axle for the gun mounts. I extended the length to 27 mm. so it can hold the gun mounts properly.

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    Main turret.

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    Main turret with axle.
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Gun turret assembly

    I am continuing the Main turret section. Here is the gun turret assembly.
    I did not have any problems with the assembly.

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    This gun system has quite a few greebles to it. For those who like to add even more detail, there is room for a little more.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    More photos

    Here are more photos of the gun turret assembly.


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    I had to make a spindle that would attach to the turret plate to make the gun turret swivel.
    The dimensions of the spindle are 40mm long by 35mm wide (the 5mm part of the width is used for a glue tab.)

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    The rest of the assembly went together with out any problems.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Finished main turret section of the main body

    I have finished the main turret section of the main body.

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    Gun turret swivels without any problems.

    Everything was straight forward. I did not have any problems with it.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Mating the main turret section with the main body.

    I have mated the main turret section with the main body.

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    ENJOY!!!
  8. Kjev

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    Just looking at the cockpit, with all the details that are on this thing, Why not add a frame around the windows, too?
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    That is a good question. I did think about doing such, but this build is just about pointing out problems with this model and offering my solutions for such problems. I am not adding anything extra, even though this model offers the opportunity to add even more detail. If I decide to build this model again, then I will (of course) add even more detail to the cockpit canopy (as well as other areas).
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Next main body section

    This section was very straight forward. I had no problems with it.

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    ENJOY!!!
  11. Dented Rick

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    Badass. Would love to see what kind of texture idea you can come up with. :thumb:
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    For anyone who likes to detail a model,this one is perfect for such.
    I had seriously thought about adding more detail, but like I have said in past posts, this build is only for pointing out the problems and offering my solutions for those problems.

    I would love to see someone take this model and really detail it out with proper texture and all the greebles that they can fit on it. (ANY TAKERS???)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Main body finished

    I have finished the main body. I did not have any problems with the last section or attaching the rear cannon section.

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    Main body finished!!!

    Now on to the mail wings.
  14. ThunderChild

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    Very nice build RB! Kudos to the designer, very high quality! ;)
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    Not too shabby. I wonder about skinning it, shouldn't be too hard
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Skinning it would not be hard at all.
    This model is perfect for someone who loves to add detail.
    If I were not doing this as an evaluation thread, I would have detailed this model to the Nth degree. I could easily go greeble wild on this model.
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    You think just printing this on OD green paper or Brown paper would work, or do you think multi colors would be needed?
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    IMO, I think that most any kind of coloured (even camouflage/multi-coloured) paper would work (so long as you can see the texture lines, so you can add the detail that you want).

    Good luck with it. I look forward to seeing what you come up with on this model.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Wing mount/air intake

    I have started on the wing mount/air intake component.
    I decided to take a little creative licencing with this component to make it look a little more "realistic". Here is part of the instructions and the parts sheet to illustrate what I am talking about.

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    The section in the red box is what I am talking about.
    Unfortunately, there is only a top and side view to the instructions.

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    I added glue tabs to parts 57 (see photo above). If you notice that there is only one non-striped part 58*
    Parts 58* are suppose to be placed far into parts 57 and 59 and really would not be seen very well. So I will be changing the positions of parts 58*.


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    I have hand drawn (and added glue tabs to) parts 58* (with extra parts for internal support, because the original parts do not fit properly and I wanted to make it look a bit more realistic)

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    I have hand made frames that will go on the outside edge of parts 58* (striped panels).

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    Parts 58* finished and ready to be mounted.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    More photos

    Here are more photos of the wing mounts/air intakes.

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    Here I have placed the new part 58* (striped panel with frame( at the front of part 57 (as well as the interior support and the non-striped panel where I feel they need to go.)

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    I added glue strips to parts 59.

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    I attached part 59 to the rest of the assembly.
    As you can see there is a slight over hang at the bottom edge. I found that i did not need the bottom glue strip, and removed it.
    Leave the lower over hang from part 59. It will attach to the main body with out any problems.

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    Back side of the wing mount/air intake

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    Front side of the wing mount/air intake

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    Wing mount/air intake attached to the main body.