My 1:18 Thunderfighter build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ASC Mclaren, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Kjev

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    I was always a fan of R5-D4 (sadly, I lost mine in a pine tree many moons ago). I think a black R5 unit would look cool.
  2. ASC Mclaren

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    The R6 has the head shape of an R5 but the radar eye of an R2. so I'm with ya.
  3. ASC Mclaren

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    A few more build pics:

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  4. ASC Mclaren

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    Adding stiffeners to part 247. I added 3, I should have added more, including at the mountain fold and under the transition.

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  5. ASC Mclaren

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    And more, I decided to print 52 & 53 multiple times and actually build the louvers on part 50. (Rhaven Blaack, your engines inspired this!):

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I really like what you are doing to this plane. It looks GREAT.
    I like the look of the floor of the CI tub.
    You are doing an OUSTANDING job. Keep it up.
    Soon you are going to wide up with one AMAZING TF.
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    On this scale, you can detail that whole section out. You can have that whole thing 3-D (if you do it right).
    I am glad to see that you are letting your imagination flow with this project, and that my work has inspired you to do more.
    WAY TO GO!!!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Back end of tf

    Here is the back end of the TF that I did for my mother. You can use this as a guide for your detailing.

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    ENJOY!!!
  9. ASC Mclaren

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    I'm thinking that the two circles at the bottom will be recessed tubes with a center post. The louvers at the top and bottom are challenging my mind.....
  10. Rhaven Blaack

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    I am glad to hear that this is helping you. I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

    You can do the same with the rest of the plane as well. Make some of the panels on the engine section raised as well.
    Explore and have fun with it.
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    If you need any help or advice, just email me and I will do what I can to help.
  12. Zathros

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    ASC, this is awesome. At this scale, if you had messed up anything, it would jump out, but the exact opposite is happening. I really look forward to see you complete this. You guys really give me much pleasure, it's modeling vicariously! I know I'm not the only one to feel that way. :)
  13. ASC Mclaren

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    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement!
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES!!! We want to see MORE pretty pictures (of your wonderful project that is).
  15. Zathros

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    Yeah!! As big as you can post them. I like to use these as screen backgrounds, in Windows 7 they always change so it's kind of cool to see these models.:thumb:
  16. ASC Mclaren

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    Soon, my friends, soon. This weekend was another "organize the garage" event. (Shhhh, don't tell my wife, but I would rather be working on my TF).
  17. Rhaven Blaack

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    Is that not always the case, we would rather work on our WIP as opposed to doing any other kind of work?

    No worries mate, your secrete is safe with us.
  18. Revell-Fan

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    Just hope your wife is not a member of this forum; otherwise she could read your post... :twisted:
  19. ASC Mclaren

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    D'ho
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    Well, another weekend of garage work with no end in sight. I did manage to work on rescaling the landing gear file. I printed a set for the current build and the stealth TF. Each sheet is US letter.

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