Warhammer Thunderbolt

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  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    I finally got around to the Thunderbolt. Again it was a toss up as to where I wanted to post it, here or in the games and accessories section. The basic plans are Leigh's, and could be found at his post, at the Games and Gaming Accessories, but his plans seemed to have disappeared. If he reads this post, he may want to re-post them again.
    They are not my plans, I just modified them to my taste and abilities.

    I started to build the model before I searched Games-workshop, White Dwarf and Forge-World for reference material and if I have done that first, there would have been more changes. Albeit I will make do with this build.


    The first pic is where I am at now. This is not a complete build process because I scratched built as I went along.

    The model is in a basic Beta style white. At the end of the process I will color and weather the Thunderbolt :wave::wave::wave::wave:

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt wings. Here you can see that the wings are too thick. If you make them thinner it would look better. Because of this, I had to make the raised panels later on out of thinner paper. I was tempted to draw the lines for the raised panels.

    The leading edge formers are paper sticks formed into the dihedral shape.

    I also added a wingtip panel for something special later on, maybe fuel tanks or missiles, I have not decided yet, still building at this time.:wave::wave::wave::wave:

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  3. Kjev

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    It looks great! I'd love to build one, but I think the Valkyrie will be my first project.
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    Getter1 Active Member

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    Silver,

    Gots a ? for ya.

    Now I'm starting to get intrested in playing 40K (no thanks to all thes great paper models it may be more affordable :p ).

    These models are in scale to the game correct? Also are they set up for printing on Letter size paper?

    G1
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    yes, the majority of the figures are to scale for Warhammer, with the exception of that splendid oversize dreadnaught. Flarebaffle's are excellent pieces to make and are to scale.

    My modified chimera has to be re-scaled to 75% or 80% in the printer preview.

    Check out my flyer in the games and Gaming section and get some pointers on the use of flyers.

    NOTE: This models are not sanctioned for tournament games. If you use these models, there must be an agreement with the other players that you can use them.

    I stopped playing Warhammer for a while now, but I love to paint and build the game pieces.

    This Thunderbolt is to scale, or close to it. Mind you that there are a lot of modifications to this flyer. Check out the Games-Workshop and Forge-World for more details.
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    Silver,

    Thanks for the info.

    I can see why folks may not allow these into a game when they paid so much for their pieces. Hmmmm Gives me something to think about I guess.

    I grabbed your Chimera and if mine turns out half as good as yours I'll be happy :D

    I'm looking forward to see this Thunderbolt progress. I liked what you did with the Lightning so I expect this one to turn out great as well :D

    G1
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    This one is almost ready other than small details and a paint job. Before I post a build, I am usually almost finished, so I can say that I am fairly pleased how this one is coming out. I try to keep my models to a paper or paper bi-product but in this case the engine tubing came out wrong with the rolled paper method. I used electrical rubber tubing instead, as you will see later in the build.I am still considering the paint scheme.

    When I mentioned tournament rules, that applies to Games Workshop sanctioned games. You can use them at a local games but with pre-agreement use of home built items. There is a section in the back of the rule book on the use of these items.
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    T-Bolt

    T-Bolt continuation. When you get to the engine fuselage ports, Color that portion in with a dark color. I used gunmetal for it but black will work as well. If you do not color it now, it will be very hard to do later unless you can train and ant to use a paint brush and do it for you.:twisted:

    I did not do a tutorial on the nose and I should have slowed down as to how I built up the nose section. Especially the grill section as well as the guns. The top cannons are a bit long in comparison to the Forge-World model but I believe mine look more menacing. :wave::wave::wave::wave:

    More to come.........

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    Still more to come

    T-Bolt. Started on the Cockpit and canopy. I made a mistake too late to fix unless I tear up the canopy and you know how hard it is to make one with clear plastic. I forgot to finish the seat, seat belts and the joystick.

    The Canopy is a three piece item and I used super glue. I roughed the edges of the acetate with my knife to get a better bond and it worked for me. I did the top part first and then the sides. There is enough of the paper to allow for the white glue to adhere. I am not done with the canopy yet. When it comes time to paint, I will use the sticky label technique to go over the frame of the canopy.

    I added a few surface details like an access panel to the rear of the fuselage, another electrical panel behind the cockpit.

    Leigh's rear stabs were too narrow so I extended them. They will need to be trimmed later on for a proper fit of the tail engine exhaust.

    Don.t forget to make tabs for the stabs and a slot for them to go in the tail section of the fuselage.

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    Thunderbolt

    Attached the wing sponsons and a few details on the nose and other parts. Built up the box for the engine tubing. This is the area where I deviated from paper and used Electrical rubber tubing. I was thinking of using Glue impregnated string or jewelry wire to simulate the ridges but decided not to.

    I am in the process of hand painting the T-Bolt. Finished the wing engines and making the rear exhaust. I believe it is coming out way much better than the Lightning. Just got a little bit more to go.

    On the wing tabs that go into the sponsons, since I laminated the bulkheads, I had to carve out the tab to be able to fit into the slot.

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thunderbolt

    T-Bolt raised wing panels. Don't worry about the rough look now. Believe me it will much better when you see it painted.

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  12. Kjev

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    OK, what's the sticky label technique?

    And I agree on the paint. You can cover a lot up with a good coat of paint. Have you tried using indelible markers for coloring your models? Because they tend to bleed, you can get some interesting effects . . . . intended or not.
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Hello KJEV. The he sticky label technique is the using of the white mailing labels, preferably the larger size 3"X5", but the smaller size is adequate. I use the Avery printer labels for my projects. You can use them in many ways. You can also use them to print out color diagrams and trim them out and stick them on your models.

    In this case, you can leave the strip white, or color the label the color of the main body of the model and cut strips to the size of the frame and peel and stick them on.

    I have not got to this stage yet in the build but I will show how to do it later on in this thread.


    By the way, how is the House project going. Did you do a draft paper model for your design?
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    T-Bolt

    Continuation, Cut slot and angled ramp for the down vector exhaust., Did the front intakes and the front vector exhaust.

    Cut small squares for the side exhaust on the sponsons and a few other small items.

    The T-Bolt is now starting to take shape, wait till you see it colored.

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    T-Bolt

    Bucket of Bolts. Constructed the side engines, and initiated the first stage of the paint scheme.

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    T-Bolt

    Coming to the end of the T-Bolt but not quite finished. I have the bombs and missiles and a base to construct. Next posting, I will show how to do the sticky label method.

    Pic #1 has the warning line done in sticky label as well as The stripes. You can also make them out of thin reg paper. It is easier than masking off the area and painting. It is almost like working with a decal in a certain way.
    :wave::wave::wave::wave::wave:

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Canopy Frame

    Sticky label method. I stumbled on this method when I was putting together A toy for my Grand-kids. It called for sticky graphics to be place on the toy. Light bulb went off and hey this could work!!!

    I use The Avery label but any kind of adhesive labels will work. This method is useful for making stick-on drawings/graphics. Also great for letters on the side of Aircrafts. In you word processing program do the insert graphics and place them on the label format of your program.

    If you are graphic capable, draw your own like I did for the caution tape on the wing engine sponson and the engine intake triangle.

    When trimming, be sure to use a new blade to be able to trim the excess off without it catching and dragging.

    If you paint the label prior to gluing, let it dry first or it will also dragg and rip.

    The next post will continue with the sticky label method.

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    You know, the Thunderbolt is like the Serenity. So fugly, there's just something cool about it.

    AWESOME MODEL!!!
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    T-Bolt

    This Sticky Label pic is out of sequence but I believe that you all get the idea.

    Here are some pics of the T-Bolt, it's almost done. I will update it a bit a time. Contemplating that base and a clear Plexiglas rod or pylon. Working on the wing under armament, missiles, bombs and stuff OH MY!!!:wave::wave::wave::wave:

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