Comeback build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rhaven Blaack, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Greeting to all and to all HELLO!!!
    As you all know, I am back now. So for my comeback build, I decided to build the "Happy Birthday Buck" Thunder Fighter. Yes I know that this is my signature model (and I have built this model many time). Yes, I am putting the same amount of detail into this model as I have with all of my past models.

    So without further ado, here is my build thread.

    I started with the cockpit interior. As you can I have raised the buttons and buckle hardware, and recessed the screens.

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    To continue this build, here are more photos!

    Now working on the body (and adding more detail)!

  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I cannot believe how fast you are doing this! Wow! ;)
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  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Nice R-B!
    Welcome back to the 'fold'!
    You've built this model so many times, you should have it complete in a 'snip'!
    Let's 'cut' to the chase, I'm 'glued' to this thread!! :) :)
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    This looks excellent! Like you have never stopped building. Just admit it, you have been practising during your sabbatical..! ;) :)
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  6. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    This is what I was waiting for! Now you are really back RB!
    Happy to see you didn't loose the art! :D
  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    @DanBKing, enough puns for the whole thread there. Stringing them along nicely.

    @Rhaven Blaack ; looking fantastic!
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  8. blake7

    blake7 Member

    Looks Great! It nice to see you building again. Hoping to get back to building again soon myself. colonial-salute.gif
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you all for the warm welcome and kind words of encouragement! I GREATLY appreciate it!!!
    I am glad that I am building once again. It feels good to be able to build something (regardless of what it is) and say "I did that".
    Once I finish this, I am planning to build a gundam, a few warhammer 40K, and then I will be building another diorama. The diorama is going to be a ground based BSG hangar (that I will need @Revell-Fan's help with) in 1-50 scale.
    So please stay tuned for further updates as they happen.
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  10. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    It looks like you are back with a vengeance! That TF looks amazing.
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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I am!!!thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
    Wait until you see the TFs in 1-50 scale!!!:wink:;):yesyes:
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    It is time for another update.
    Here, I added the sponsons (with a little extra details).
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    I attached the under section and landing gear bay and doors. I have to thank @ASC Mclaren for the idea of adding the brackets on the bay doors. I saturated the brackets with super glue to add more strength (so that they will not break.

    As you can see, I have added more detail (by raising different panels and small components).

  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Enjoy... AND LIKE!!! :)

    This looks so cool! You are adding a new dimension to your builds!
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator


    I have assembled the landing gear. I detailed springs and hinged parts for more of a realistic look.
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    I have attached the landing gear, the downward vertical stabilizers, and the inner canards.

    I have added detail to the inner conards by raising the printed texture.
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    Next will be the outer canards, main wings, and engine exhausts.
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  15. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

    Very Cool! I love the detail. It looks like a studio model. If I ever find one of the 12 inch Buck Rogers figures I need to build one in 1/6th scale. Has anyone ever created a paper model of the Earth Force hanger in the TV show?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you very much for the kind words and encouragement. I would like to see your build of a 1:16 scale Thunder Fighter.
    As for the hangar, I found these photos (I can not remember where though).
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    I am looking at using these photos as a guide for a scratch built hangar. Although, I will be working on a different hangar for BSG (I will be posting a build thread on it).
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  17. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

    Thanks for posting the photos. I had not seen these. I look forward to seeing your build of the hangers. I'm a big Battlestar Galactica OS fan too.
  18. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    I seldom build the same thing twice. I know the Thunder is your specialty. Does it get easier with repetition?
  19. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Just to be "that guy", 12 inch figures are 1:6 scale, not 1:16. And I would love to see a 1:6 TF build. I had one of the pages printed on a plotter, I think that the files would support it.
  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Rhaven, your are taking this to the Nth degree!! ;)

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