1:50 scale "Happy Birthday Buck" Thunder Fighter I have decided to start a new project. I am going to build the "Happy Birthday Buck" Thunder Fighter in 1:50 scale. If I am successfully at this, I will be expanding on the diorama that I have already built. The Thunder Fighter will be a "Skunk Works" project for the Colonial Fleet. This would have been a project that Chief Tyrol would be working on (and possibly even head of) before being assigned to the Galactica. At first, when I was thinking of this idea, I thought that it would be no big deal (I have worked with small models before). Once i printed everything out and looked through the parts sheets, the whole reality of this project took hold in my mind and I realised what I had in front of me. My first thoust after this was "WHAT THE FRAK DID I GET MYSELF INTO"? Then once I got started on building the cockpit interior, I got into the build and everything started to just (seem) to fall into place (naturally). Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure. I have started with the tub.