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Glad to see you fixed it. You could've carried on, but I think it actually looks better now that its adjusted. The only reason I asked about playing it was just curious if this was for show or to play with

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Terra

@ jreilly89, I'll be honest I hadn't thought about it- I suppose I build all my vehicles, titans and troops to play- but they usually end up as just display pieces!

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Terra

With the widened aftcastle came the problem with the roof. I briefly considered redoing the entire roof, but my partner suggested just adding on to what I already have. I have now fixed the roof over the ship's stern but obviously the new sections left a distinctive line on both sides. this has been sanded, it will be filled (if necessary) and eventually covered up with some Lego "grilles" to represent air vents. Granted, they are not on the original Thunderhawk mini- but I thought it might add a little extra detail, while disguising some sins.

We're almost back on schedule!
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incomplete

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new addition

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moving again!


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Carmarthen, Wales

It's looking good and I think adding some additional details are fine as theoriginals model is so small stuff like vents n control panels wouldn't be able to have been sculpted on it
   
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Terra

Okay- been a little busy, but I'm back...

Thank you, kencotter, I'm obviously not out to go crazy- and it will never have the detail of a Forgeworld model, but I will try and be tastefully creative and see if I can enhance upon the foundations I have...

I got cracking on the wings... well, I suppose that should say "I returned to the wings..." starting with the cradle for the missiles. As you can see, they're about 2 inches too long right now, but I'll cut them down after I trim the wings back.
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soon...


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Terra

Just an update for those that are curious- all pockets of the wing section have now been constructed...the missile bays, the hull cradle and the turret nests. I was deliberating over weather to build further details on to the wings or finish off shaping them. I've opted for the latter. the next step will be creating the slope on the top followed by the rear sweeping angle at the wings front! Hopefully over the next 48 hours those sections will be completed and I can return to working on the missiles and the finer details of the ship...
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underside missile bays

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top trench with wider aftcastle and turret nests

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front image showing areas cut from the foamboard


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Really coming together! Excited to see the final product will you have to prime it before you paint it?

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Terra

Most definitely! I'll probably have to seal it (with PVA) before I even prime it! hahaha!!

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Nocturne

This is some absolutely astounding work! I look forward to more updates!

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really inspiring work

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Rockwood, TN

This is one of the most amazing scratch builds I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing!

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Terra

WOW! Thanks guys for the support! I really appreciate it!

I needed a hotwire tool... and I couldn't have done what I have without one... but may I just take this moment to say how much I hate hotwire tools!

I've cut the wings back and although I'm not 100% happy with it, I can live with it this time! there's definite follow up work to be done, however.

I have been working on details for the underside of the wings and I am happy with my progress- If I'm perfectly honest the wings are almost done! I'm adding a few extra details and some anti-infantry armaments that aren't on the original mini but I hope enhance the appearance of the overall build.

pics to follow soon

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Terra

Just a couple of pictures in mid-production, so to speak...

The wing has a few divots in it which I hope to smooth out with filling, sanding and gluing... but it's coming along
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one down one to go

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the whole story

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getting there... but work still to be done.


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Virginia

Great progress so far. I am happy to see you decided to fix the window/width issue.

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Terra

Thanks Jabbakahut, as am I!

The wings are effectively done. I'll need to sand them down and PVA them and add a few details... maybe even add some plastic sheets (so really they aren't done at all) but I shouldn't need to pick up a hotwire again! (Yaaay!)


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may I just say I hate sanding!
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wings

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Terra

Here's a few shots of a "test fitting".

The legs aren't on, the front roof panel is also not done and the missiles aren't secured, but it gives a pretty good indication of what it will look like when it's done. Still a fair way to go though- but we're getting there!

What do you think?


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I've just noticed that I've put the missiles too close to the hull... (bollocks) I'm now in the process of moving them! it's fiddly, and a trifle messy but it should be fairly unnoticeable when I'm done... hopefully.
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starboard

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port

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Prow

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Terra

I made an offering of blood for the blood God today while I was working on this. The scalpel slipped and my hand came up worse for it, so I need to take a little break while the pain subsides and the wound heals. Sorry. back soon.

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Terra

I'm back... with a healed hand... with a new scar. Thanks Hruotland for the well wishes.

I've moved the missile bays further away from the hull and I'm in the process of PVA sealing parts of the wings. This is going to take a while and isn't very interesting I'll post pics when there's something worth looking at!

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Terra

While waiting for the PVA glue to dry on the wings I thought I'd work on various bits and pieces that will add the much needed detail to this build. You can see in the first picture the ugly lines left from me moving the missile bays so they weren't so near the hull... although they're pretty obvious right now, by the time I'm finished adding bits and then painting it not only should it not be obvious- but it should be practically unnoticeable!

The other pics include weapon mounts made from Lego technic parts, (you'll see these again in greater detail soon...) cradles for the deathstrike missiles (I quite like these...) and missile bay panels. (I don't know what these are for but they're on the mini so they're on mine!) The panels are basic plasticard, but the stud rivets are adhesive craft pearls... I like them. They'll be appearing on other parts of the ship as well... little details...
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wings

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weapon mounts

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missile cradles

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panels


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Looking good boss

Off Topic - is that a mid 80s Optimus Prime in the background of your earlier picture?
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Terra

Ruglud- You have a keen eye! That is a Generation 1 Optimus Prime! (There's a Generation 1 Starscream right next to him!)

For those that are watching (or reading) the undercarriage is all but finished! a few more details to add and I'll post pics.
Watch this space!

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What a great thread! Great work! I am following this brick to the end!

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Terra

Just so you know, the roof was secured today, both the main body and the front sloped roof panel were fixed to the hull... basic details were added to the sloped section but unlike Heliodore's build I have not added a cockpit canopy to my Thunderhawk. that section is exactly as the mini!
Just so you know...

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Terra

just a couple of pictures
one of the nose- with the adhesive pearls attached on the roof panel and three of the anti-infantry armaments... not on the mini but I think it was something needed. 4 assault cannons on each wing!
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front

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lego technic

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weapon mounts

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assault cannons

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Virginia

That's some serious ASSAULT right there!

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Terra

You don't think it's overkill do you?
I was originally going to put heavy bolters on here but two things conspired to change my mind: 1- I had more Assault Cannons than Heavy Bolters, and 2- every other weapon on the ship is a cannon of some sort! (The first reason was the clincher!) so... what the heck... assault cannons it is.

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Virginia

Yeah, Bolters would have looked too small.

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Terra

On a subject ever so slightly off topic... If I wanted to show my armour off or show another build I would start a whole new thread right?

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