TIE fighter build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by DJStratoArt, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. DJStratoArt

    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

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    Here is my current build. The TIE Fighter from Ninjatoes (http://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/…/…/05/star-wars-tie-fighter/). It's far from perfect. I've been away from card modeling for many years and just now getting back into it. I completed an AT-AT and that went well. I am planning to build the Uhu02's Tie Interceptor, but I'm not sure if I'm gutsy enough to do that, just yet.

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have to say that you are off to a GREAT START!!!
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    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

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    Thanks! I had some fold issues on those REALLY thin areas on the braces, coupled with the cardboard stock support behind that. :(
    I'll work on glue cleanup too. I'm using that rubber cement-like "Zip Dry" - so I can just rub off any beading caused by the glue. I'll seal the whole thing in a non-yellowing archival varnish spray (minus the clear plastic areas) when I'm completely done.
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    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

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    I actually replaced the default front panel that's seen through the front windshield with something I whipped up quickly in Adobe Illustrator. no.jpg

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    Nice job. Always fun to see someone modifying parts to suit their tastes.;)
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Now in making that modified part, you are opening the doors for it to be greebled out.
    You do know this, do you not?!?!?! ;)

    The new part looks good!!!
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    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

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    hehe, oh definitely. I need to do more modifying. Besides I work as a VFX artist, so I create texture maps all the time. I want to start designing my own models soon.
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    I like it!! It's big too, which means I instantly like it. I am an avid user of ZipDry, one of the most under rated glues! :)
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    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

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    Yeah I'm just using Zip Dry on this one (except for when I overlayed the paper card over cardboard inner support in the solar-panel wings-for that I used Tacky Glue smoothed out evely). Love the stuff.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Anything that will stick a piece of metal to leather, then to glass has to be good! :)
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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I so envy you (at least your job that is).:cool: I would love to get into something like that (or even a foley artist).
    Ever since I have gotten into this hobby, I have enjoyed adding additional detail and extra greebles to the models that I build (please check out the Detailed Thunder Fighter Project to see a sample of my work).

    I am looking forward to seeing the models that you design.

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!thumbsup
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    DJStratoArt DJStratoArt

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    I love seeing that Thunder Fighter project, I gotta do that. That ship is one of my favorites in the sci-fi universe! Thank you!!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The new cockpit interior is finished and has been sent to Martin Saenger for review and release. So as soon as he has uploaded it, You should take a go at it and post a build thread.
    I would love to see what version you would build and what all you would to to detail it out!!!
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    oh I'd like that a lot! I think I'll make that my next build if it's out soon enough! Thanks!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    GREAT!!!
    I am looking forward to seeing it!!!
    Hopefully, the New cockpit interior will be released very soon (FINGERS CROSSED)!!!
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