REBUILD of ThunderChild's Warhawk

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So, back in May of 2010, I did a beta build of the Warhawk for @ThunderChild. Here is the link to the old thread: https://www.zealot.com/threads/thunderchilds-warhawk.167779/#post-905080
Unfortunately, I have not built it again since. So, I have decided to give it another go. However, I have decided to build the harder version and add some extra detail to the model. I am also going to be more detailed with the build thread as well.

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2 more, you making the headpiece to go along with it? :noteeth:
Are you talking about Hawk's headpiece? If so, no. However, making a "Hawk" figure to go with the rest of the EDD figures would not be a bad idea. Then again I would have to look at doing the Searcher crew and a few others as well.
 

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So, I have started the construction. Here is the section that I have started with.
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I will be adding more detail. Yes, I will chronicle these details as I go.
 
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Here are the photos of my progress thus far!

Here are the parts for this section. As you can see, I did make internal formers to add to the fuselage (part A-1) for added support and rigidity (*NOTE* Internal formers for the fuselage do not come with the kit).
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Starting with the lower "beak" (part 6), I started working my way from the outsides and working my way inward.
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The Beak is finished.
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Next comes the landing gear bays and doors. I started with the bays.
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As you can see, I raised the slats inside the bays.
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Here are the doors for the landing gear bays. I raised the slats on the doors as well.
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Now on to the main fuselage. I attached the landing gear bay doors to the fuselage.
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The landing gear bays are attached.
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As I mentioned earlier, I made internal formers for the fuselage (part A-1).
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Both the fuselage and the Beak are now finished. As you can see, I did raise some of the panels on the fuselage.
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Here is the bottom piece that attaches to both the fuselage and beak.

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The piece is assembled.
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The beak is attached to the fuselage.
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Here is a close-up of the beak.
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Here is the upper fuselage.

Starting with the cockpit section.
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I raised the back panel two levels (both the dark brown and light brown panels).
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The main cockpit section is down (without the front canopy).
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Here are both main parts of the upper part of the fuselage.
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I attached both parts, starting from the front working both sides at a time towards the back.
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I have attached the upper fuselage to the lower fuselage.
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Here is the back plate for the fuselage.
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The back plate is attached.
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These are the parts for the top cowling.
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Instead of making the "boxed" cowling, I decided to laminate the top and bottom parts for the cowling. Doing this makes the cowling stronger.
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The cowling is assembled.
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The cowling is now attached.
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Here are the parts for the engine exhausts.
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I laminated the interior piece with the exterior piece so the seams will not be seen.
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I laminated the gray slats and the black ring to give it more of a "realistic" look.
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Both engine exhausts are finished.
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The exhausts are attached.
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Here is the rear view of the fuselage.
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Looks very clean and nice... I have had this one for ages as well...If I ever get bored. this might be a nice distraction! I found this sometimes ago and thought it would be fun to adapt back to the original concept, as it was never used.
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After I had attached the engine exhausts, I had shown them to my fiance. She said that the outer parts look great, however, the inside looks a bit lackluster. Then suggested that I create something to "spruce" it up a bit. So, yesterday, I came up with this exhaust grate system. Granted, I know that these new parts are not canon, however, it does add a more detailed touch to the finished product.

Here are the parts.

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The parts are assembled and form a concave shape.
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The new parts are applied. The
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