Tiny Thunderfighter

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by trt, May 16, 2012.

  1. trt

    trt Member

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    Strange what you think out when you can't sleep. I thought this would be a quick build, but as usual, things don't go according to plan.

    Here is progress so far
    I reckon it will be about 10% the size of standard one, so 1:320

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  2. Zathros

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    It's only small in your head, when you start working on it, it grows exponentially. That's what I'm going through with my MG now! It was just a little old bit of a car?!?
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks like it will be a very interesting thread to follow.

    It looks like you are off to a good start.
  4. ThunderChild

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    Definitely looking at this thread! :D
  5. trt

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    Didn't think this through as usual. This is going to be a challenge on the old eyeballs and fingers.

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  6. Zathros

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    Get two part epoxy, carve out the shape, sand it, and glue the pieces to it! :)
  7. trt

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    We have some progress
    Fronts formed around needle files
    Test fitting just to see if heading in the right direction

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  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It is looking really good.
    It looks to me like you are trying to join the "MICRO-MACHINE" clubsign1
    Keep up the GREAT work.
  9. Zathros

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    I think you could have been a Neurosurgeon! :)
  10. trt

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    Been working on the engines. Had a few goes with various design, that would work and I could build.

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  11. dnalor

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    it looks great...
    Two thumbs up.

    even the mounting point in the back of the engine is a nice thought...
    nice Flight mode.
  12. vbsargent

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    D@mned nice looking build. And so small! I am blown away by the crispness of the points! Very nice.
  13. Zathros

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    Incredible! What ever you are doing is definitely working. :)
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is impressive indeed.
    It always amazes me how you guys are able to work with such small parts like that and produce such wonderful model.
    Keep up the GREAT work.
  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    How great is this?!? Wow, I can't believe it. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished fighter. Keep it on!

    BTW, I suppose you are not planning to put our cockpit interior inside, are you?

    sign1
  16. vbsargent

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    Ohh! Put in the cockpit with labels in .00004 point type and optional magnifying glass. sign1
  17. trt

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    I think I'll give the cockpit interior a miss, it's turning into a monster as it is. All be it a tiny one.

    Had a slight disaster, I left the window open and all the bits went for a flight. Luckily I managed to find all the import ones.

    More progress.
    Bottom picture, the part is just dry fitted to see if it works.

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  18. vbsargent

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    I can feel your pain! I had a similar problem while working on the 1/72 torpedo.

    [​IMG]

    Picking up the propeller blades (yeah, those tiny, little yellow rectangles) with tweezers while not crushing them would cause them to jump through the air. One time it jumped of the table. Spent about 15 minutes looking for it on the industrial carpet at work.wall1
  19. trt

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    Blimey, I though my bits were small.

    The other problem is the carpet is the same colour as the bits, so even in full view I couldn't see them. Why do I do these things?
  20. trt

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    Finished :mrgreen:

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