Detailed Thunder Fighter Project

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O' I guess it gets boring in Space too!! :)
 

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Here are more photos of the cockpit interior.

The Joystick is fixed and in place
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The rear console is in place.
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Now for the upper skin and attaching the cockpit.
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Here is a close-up of the detail on the tail end.
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I have attached the upper skin to the rest of the plane.
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Here are some more detailed photos of my build.

Here are the front side controls.
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I recessed the screens.
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I decided to greebble this part out to give it some physical detail.
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I completely detailed the rear end.
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ENJOY!!!

Up next will be the engine exhausts.

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When you assemble these pieces, do you typically glue parts 178-180 together FLAT, and then roll them, or do you roll them individually THEN glue them? And I assume that 181 is a joining strip?
I rolled each part individually and the assembled the parts together and then once the glue is dry, I will give it a second roll.

Just take it slow and easy, when assembling them, so that way, everything lines up properly.
 

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That's the way I do it, too. Moreover, I leave the piece intact at first. After the first roll I cut the white rectangles out. That prevents the tiny strips between the cutouts from being damaged during the roll. If you glue the parts together flat it will be very difficult to roll the part and may cause undesired side-effects (wrinkles and creases). :)
 
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Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement.
I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!!!
 

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Here are the engine exhausts.

I have added as much detail as I possibly could in an attempted to make them as close to being screen accurate as possible.
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As you can see, I took the "star" grill (that you see on the original plane) and attached it at the end so that it can be seen (like it the studio version).
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One exhaust is finished.
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Both are now finished.
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I have attached to exhausts to the main body of the plane.
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Now on the the wings and landing gear.

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