B5 - Centauri Sentri Fighter

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  1. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Hey everyone! I haven't posted for a while due to a combination of work, life, and other stuff (ok helping to test out the game Subnautica). Anyway I've dusted off the 'ole knife and have started on another project related to Babylon 5. Also, during the course of doing this model I'm going back and rewatching the entire series for model ideas and spotting new races. Some I'm seeing there that haven't been talked about anywhere. Also, discovering more about some of the more obscure alien races such as the Abbai. More later on them as well as other races some other time.

    Here are some shots of the latest project the Centauri Sentri Fighter.


    The start of the stand.


    Partially assembled. Note the purple piece on the side. It's supposed to go below the top piece as seen below.

    The purple piece just could not be made to fit under there.

    The bottom section has been colored in black to make it blend in more with the rest of the base since the purple piece could not fit there.

    A view of the bottom assembly with raised sides. Note how the wings of the model naturally curves downwards. Everything starting out was flat. Neat eh?
    Front view.

    Side view.

    That's it for now.

    Sky Seeker
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
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  2. Sky Seeker

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    More pics.

    Reinforcements have been added to the model behind the raised yellow tabs as well as the center (roughly - especially in this case). The yellow raised tabs are to be used for lining up the guns later on.

    Side view.

    Back View. You barely make out where the engines are going.

    These are the top of the wings. Note the tabs in the rear portion that have the black colored bottoms. Also the tabs at the back sides when glues make the backs curve down a little bit.

    The top of the wings assembled! This took a bit of doing. What I did was line up the center section and then glue tabs between the raised yellow tabs (they could be gold - you decide!) then work on one wing and then the other. As the wing is glued you push in the raised sides just slightly until they line up with the edge of the top wing.

    Top / front view.

    Back view. This didn't turn out like I originally intended. I'll probably end up cutting one side and then the center section.

    The top of the back section. This shows the top of the rear portion that will overlap and cover the engines.

    That's all for now!:)

    Sky Seeker

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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Very well done, Sky! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it! :)
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  4. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Thanks RF! I think I've got the off center back portion worked out to make it centered. More to be done. This is just a little quick build. The bigger project is the Centauri Vorchan. It'll be done according to the scale of Jaybat's Omega Destroyer that was done a few months back. Since nobody else has done a paper build on that (at least none that I'm aware of) it'll be challenging. I might need some help on that one.

    Have a great day and thanks for stopping on by!:)

    Sky Seeker
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  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    It came out nice. Those tabs prevent a decent seam, we (some of us) were discussing new ways of making the edges tight, like making inner walls that the glue can sit on and could be spaced with the thickness of the paper. I love the B-6 stuff. I don't know why it's not in syndication, considering all the crap on T.V. these days. :)
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  6. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    More pics. Just added the cockpit and a rear section.

    Cockpit addition.
    Front View

    Side View - The rear of the cockpit is rolled to form a pointed section.

    Bottom View. Note the bottom of the cockpit has a magenta bottom plate.

    These are the pieces of the bottom rear section (maybe a rear spoiler?). These are the pieces from the top picture folded. It was difficult to decipher how the side pieces were to be folded.:headbange::realmad: On one side of the piece is an arrow shaped section. The piece on the left shows the unfolded configuration with one side jutting out from the main body. This section folds inward while the tabs fold down at a 90 degree angle. Then glue the tabs to the "V" section of the arrow.

    Difficult fold, but possible as you can see on the right.

    The piece on the right is a top down view of the bottom of the side piece fully assembled.:) Note also how the edges of the pieces have been marked with a magenta marker to eliminate white from showing BEFORE glueing.

    The side pieces once folded properly and mounted. Note how the side pieces are aligned with the pattern on the bottom of the ship.

    However, when you line up the side pieces with the pattern the main spoiler is too big to fit in between the side pieces. The piece is then centered and marked where to cut.

    When mounting the main spoiler glue the sides of the bottom section and mount underneath the tabs of the side pieces. Apply glue on top of the side tabs. Then fold the top portion in half over the bottom portion. Try to line up the apex of the spoiler (raised triangular peak) with the pointed rear end of the cockpit to give it symmetry.

    This shows the rear end tilted slightly down. Note the arrow shaped side portions of the spoiler. These are the key areas when folding to match up the pieces for correct folding. The center of the spoiler looks slightly bent upwards. This is actually an optical illusion. It is nearly flat in real life. Engines are still mis-aligned, but everything else checks out.

    Apex lined up with back flaps and rear end of cockpit.

    Remember to try to eliminate the white edges by using a marker of the desired color (if possible). If you can't find the right color, try using a pencil in the areas that are dark to try to eliminate the white glare from uncolored glued areas.:)

    That's it for now.

    Sky Seeker
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  7. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I would rather outline a model in near color or black, than leave it white. Kind of like paintings by artist "Ben Benn". The Human eye kind've does that that on it's own, and will ignore edges more readily. :)

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  8. Sky Seeker

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    New pics - gun mounting, engine assembly, and minor greebling to finish things off.

    Gun mounts before assembling. Note white areas colored in with black felt tip marker.
    Front view

    top view - Shows the gun portions (hump areas) mounted on top of the two wings.

    Guns assembled and ship on stand.



    Back view pre correction. Note that the engines are off center. I reprinted the template and made a new back engine template.

    Back view correctly aligned template glued in place on the ship. Engine pieces rolled. Also, the top, bottom, and sides of the inside of the engines were colored black to reduce the white glare.

    Engines assembled and mounted.

    Back orthogonal view of the engines.

    That's it for now.

    Sky Seeker
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  9. Sky Seeker

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    Greebling and final pics.

    The front portion has some minor details added.
    Pre detailing - front view

    Front view - detailing added - Do you notice the difference?

    Orthogonal - left view

    Back view

    Right Side view

    Orthogonal - right view

    The designer's name is Diego Cortez.

    The source for this model comes from this defunct website:


    They have eight other models there. Enjoy!

    That's it for now. I hope that you enjoy this model as mush as I did building it. A nice quick build with colors for a change (instead of grey!).

    Have a great day!:Grin:

    Sky Seeker
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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