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Project Thunderhawk 29th December 2012

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi folks. I know I said I wouldn't be adding any more till the new year, yet here I am once again..

I've started a scratch built Thunderhawk. Something I've been planning for some time.. well its finally begun. Please bare in mind this is just the beginning. Rough edges will be fixed in due process, aswell as building up layers of detail.

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Ok so this will be predominantly made of card, with polystyrene core. There will be a few plastic pieces like the engines and weapons. I am getting measurements from Eli Patoroch's PDF plans and various other pictures. The main difference though is I'm not doing any interior detail. Instead making it a solid polystyrene and foam board core for strength.

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That pic was pre gluing. It has since been glued and in typical Sod's law fashion it fit together better befor I glued it. Still it's alright as it's close enough to trim here and there and hide mistakes with extra detail.

To attach the wings I had the idea of using 3 sizes if plastic tubing.

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The largest size is 9mm and this one I fitted snugly into the main body. The other sizes will go in the wings to give a little strength, and also extend through the main body.

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Well.. That's as far as I've got so far. I'll be doing more on the actual structure of the main body. And then starting on the detail layers of the main body before going onto the wings etc.

If you have questions or suggestions, all are welcome.

Nathanael

My BA Blog

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Re: Project Thunderhawk 29th December 2012

Permanent Linkby _stu_ on Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:27 pm

Will be watching this with interest. Really enjoyed building mine.
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