Colonial Raptor (Desert Paint Scheme)

Rhaven Blaack

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Thank you both very for the tips on how to make a plastic canopy for this beast. Once I am at a point where I need to make one, I will try my hand at both techniques and see which one gives me the best results and go from there. I will also post my results of both as well.
 

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Here is an update on this current project! I have made the main engine thrusters.

Here are the parts sheet for one of them (Yes, I am making both:cool:).
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Starting with the nose cone and working my way back.
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The assembly of the first main engine thruster is finished.
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As you see, I have added more detail by raising the textured parts, starting with the exhaust.
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Both main engine thrusters are finished.
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I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Broadcast Network for further updates as they come in.
 

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Here is a minor update.

These are the parts for the center thruster support.
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The parts for the center thruster support are assembled.
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I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Broadcast Network for further updates as they come in.
 

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Thank you both. I am attempting to put in as much detail as possible. My fiance thinks that I have completely lost my mind. I had to remind her that: How can you lose something you do not have. :bulgeeye:.
Yes, it is quite a bit of work. However, If something is worth doing, it is worth doing right. The pay-off is indeed worth the effort. thumbsup
 
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Now for the tail, fin and main engines assemblies.

Here are the parts sheet for the right section (even though, I am only showing just one side, I am building both sides simultaneously).
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Starting with the vertical fin.
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I raised the details on the back of the fins.
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The fins are finished.
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Here is the arrays that goes on top of the fins.
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The arrays are assembled.
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The arrays are attached to the fins.
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Continuing on with the tail, fin and main engines assemblies.

Here are the components for the tail section.
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The tail section is finished.
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The tail section is attached.
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I attached the fin.
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The main engine is attached.
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Both sides are now attached, as well as the engine support.
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I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Broadcast Network for further updates as they come in.
 

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Here is the top DRADIS array.

Here is the base for the DRADIS. I raised the details on the sides.
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Here is the part for the main array.
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The array is assembled. I raised both the top and bottom details. With the top part, I cut out each part and laminated it on top.
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The DRADIS is now attached.
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Now for the nose mounted sensors.

Here are the parts for the starboard array.
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The components are assembled.
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The array box is mounted.
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The probes are mounted.
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Here is the part for the dome.
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The dome is assembled.
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The dome is mounted.
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Here are the parts for the lower port array.
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The parts are assembled. I raised the black parts on the dish.
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The array is mounted.
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Here are the parts for the port probe array.
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The probe array is attached.
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