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post #201 of 321 (permalink) Old 12-27-15, 06:23 PM
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Hilariously, the Fire Raptors I have seen have all been fake-cast and not the real thing now that I think of it.

You've gone above and beyond in your attempts to make it swivel decently, but I don't think you really need to go further. You've done it better than they have by the looks of it!

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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Hilariously, the Fire Raptors I have seen have all been fake-cast and not the real thing now that I think of it.

You've gone above and beyond in your attempts to make it swivel decently, but I don't think you really need to go further. You've done it better than they have by the looks of it!
fake-cast???????

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Overseas fake castings of GW products. Not that I am recommending them or anything, but there are pretty on point copies out there for around 30% of the normal price. The resin is often very brittle and sometimes things can be funny but some people are willing to deal with the potential miscasts to save the money.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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Final Bits of Fluff:

Okay with these final bits of fluff the exterior of the T'hawk is just about done. I daresay there might just be a couple of negligible items such as Turbo laser strut cradles et cetera but nothing that would preclude my painting the exterior. This has been a good year for me as most of my long term projects have reached fruition.

http://i.imgur.com/HGgpiBl.jpg


I decided to keep the ping-pong ball turrets as they are and add the view port and paraphernalia to the elevation race plate. The upper end of the elevation is in need of restriction so the canard wings won't get shot off in the heat of battle.

Now all needs be done is the interior of the cockpit and installing the interior of the forward cargo bay.

No I haven't decided whether to add the auto-fire dual bolters on either side of the nose abaft the front cargo door.

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Irrevocable Painted Primer Grey:

Before the fatal black paint

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with a rare rear view that will not be seen once installed.

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Some Dumb Disney Movie:

A pair of Wall-E esque homemade twin bolters round out the forward armament slated for the Thunderhawk.

http://i.imgur.com/DryLZcN.jpg


Now whether I actually cut the holes in the fuselage to accommodate these hefty trainable beauties remains to be seen.

http://i.imgur.com/Ax66nBm.jpg


I was scrounging around in my bitz box and came up with enough material to make my own version of the FW T'hawk bolter armament.

http://i.imgur.com/fAJ32IM.jpg


The sighting unit above the bolter array reminded me of the cutesy robot in some dumb Disney movie

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Was it "short circuit" Johnny 5 is alive! The bolters look great, nice kit bashing

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Was it "short circuit" Johnny 5 is alive! The bolters look great, nice kit bashing
No, Wall-E:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Wall...w=1536&bih=729

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Blackadder, all of your work makes me envious! I enjoy seeing your work (especially on this) but I also love reading your engineering synopses of what the problem is and what you're doing to fix it. Great work!
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Blackadder, all of your work makes me envious! I enjoy seeing your work (especially on this) but I also love reading your engineering synopses of what the problem is and what you're doing to fix it. Great work!
Wow "Engineering synopses" I like the sound of that; thank you for the compliment.

https://sites.google.com/site/resume...ering-projects

So much so that I had to look it up and lo, there is such a site. Ha!

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