Tie Bomber Cut Away version

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  1. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    I started this project at the same time as my regular SS Tie Bomber a couple years back. i just recently started working on it again and thought I'd start a thread about it.
    First my SS Tie Bomber.


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    When I made my first bomber, I made molds of all the parts I would need for the cut away version.


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    The idea behind this model was to depict the cut away like something you'd see in a war museum.

    This is the start of the cut away section of the weapons bay.


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    I drew up the ribs in Illustrator and cut them on the laser cutter at work. (Nice to have access to toys) The skin is .015 styrene vacuformed over a piece of PVC pipe.

    The main body taped together, so I could see if I liked the direction I was going.


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    The wings.
    The left one cut back to give a better view of the bomb bay side.


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    The right wing, with some panels removed to show mechanical access to the wing and a pair of solar panels removed to show internal structure. This part was again drawn up in AI and laser cut out of .0625 acrylic.


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    The start of the bomb rack. I cut four larger rings and four smaller ones, (not shown in this picture) then glued them together with some strip styrene. They still need paint and detailing.


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    The main bomb chute almost complete.


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    Thanks for looking. More progress to follow soon (I hope).
     
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  2. LMFAOSchwarz

    LMFAOSchwarz Sr Member

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    Looking very, very nice! Quite excellent, in fact!

    No, I'm not the least bit humbled now by my current, feeble attempt at a cut-away build of an Space:1999 Eagle transporter ... :unsure
     
  3. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I remember this. Glad you're back on it and I'm looking forward to seeing this. Very creative!
     
  4. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Fantastic! Awesome work...
     
  5. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good lord that is awesome!!!!
     
  6. Hammer3246

    Hammer3246 Sr Member

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    Super, hoped this would be resurrected.
     
  7. Bigturc

    Bigturc Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * you .. now I'm gonna have to finish my bomber!!!
    Man am I a lazy *!!

    Great job on it .. looks really cool!
     
  8. blipper

    blipper Sr Member

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    Great idea, looking forward to this.
     
  9. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    cool work ...that laser cutting really steps it up a notch above what us normal folk could achieve
     
  10. GKvfx

    GKvfx Sr Member

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    I think you just out-Eaton'd Jason Eaton on the creative TIE Bomber thing........:lol

    I saw your TIE Bomber at the 2011 (or was it 2010) ValleyCon show. Looking forward to this..........

    Gene
     
  11. terryr

    terryr Sr Member

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    Impressive. Very Impressive.
     
  12. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    FINALLY!!!
     
  13. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Jaw droppingly amazing!

    Rich
     
  14. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Shweeet!!
     
  15. Guy Cowen

    Guy Cowen Sr Member

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    Great to see you back on this.
     
  16. morsesith21

    morsesith21 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a really cool idea. Can't wait to see it finished!
     
  17. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    Oh yeah well... OK, you're right, it's about friggin time.

    No way man, let's see it. I've always liked the Eagle design.

    Haha thanks! although I have to blame you for finding some of the unkown parts on the bomber and forcing me to retro fit mine.:cry

    Very kind words, considering the level of Jason's work. and I think it was 2010.

    Wow, thanks everybody for such high praise. The pressure should keep me on track to get this done. unfortunately with my work schedule of late, I'm only going to have weekends to work on this. more pictures to follow.
     
  18. Qrest Fourstar

    Qrest Fourstar Sr Member

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    Thats some cool stuff right there..
     
  19. Damocles

    Damocles Active Member

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    What a sweet project, I look forward to seeing your progress!
     
  20. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hahaha, totally kicks my butt!!! In a great way, too. But if I had access to a laser cutter and lathe, I might give you a run for your money ;)

    Looking forward to seeing more!
     
  21. PhoenixVader

    PhoenixVader Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice, I will be following this thread closely. You are a master.

    thomas;)
     
  22. juank

    juank New Member

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    woooww!!! fantastic work!!..
     
  23. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    This is an awesome project. :thumbsup Thread subscribed!
     
  24. Apophis

    Apophis Sr Member

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    totally awesome!!
     
  25. swgeek

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    So, I finally made a little more progress on this project. It's been very slow going unfortunately. (I heard that Matt)

    I finished building and painting the bomb rack. Next on the plan is to finish the rest of the weapons bay. Let's see how many more months that takes. :facepalm

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  26. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Thats really jaw dropping, seriously. The use of known and very ILM donors such as the Karl, 25Pdr and 88mm is awesome too, great, and very original work!

    lee
     
  27. MonsieurTox

    MonsieurTox Master Member

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    So much delicate work here ! Great job J, I love how you used the Karl parts on the bombs !
     
  28. qcfoundry

    qcfoundry Sr Member

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    Bang-up work on such a small scale - and to do it several multiple times isn't fun. Hoping the rest if the build will follow in such a fashion!
     
  29. KNIGHT

    KNIGHT New Member

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    Brilliant.
     
  30. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Slow? Who cares if you're having fun and making something SO COOL!

    That bomb rack looks real. Fantastic.
     
  31. Monster Dave

    Monster Dave Sr Member

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    I agree - this build is awesome! Enjoy the process!!
     
  32. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This will never get finished, just face it! :lol
     
  33. Realfiction

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    OMG. amazing. The detail is so clean for such a tiny piece
     
  34. TazMan2000

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    Definitely watching this with anticipation.

    TazMan2000
     
  35. jawsmodels

    jawsmodels Well-Known Member

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    That looks like real hardware.
    Niiiicew work.
    This will be an insane model when completed.
    As said above "jaw dropping"
     
  36. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Excellent job on this!!
     
  37. emtthor

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    Amazing work
     
  38. OTnROTSfan

    OTnROTSfan Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sa-weet-ness! The quarter next to the bomb rack really makes you appreciate how intricate the detail is. That could pass for much larger than it really is. Glad to see this being worked on again. It looks fantastic.
     
  39. Shadowknight

    Shadowknight Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is such a neat build. I love all the detail.
     
  40. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    Thanks everybody! It really means a lot coming from what I consider the elite of the RPF. Except you Brad. :darnkids :lol
    More progress soon, I promise.
     
  41. Engelnicht

    Engelnicht Well-Known Member

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    This is an absolutely bad-* build! I can't wait to see more!
     
  42. azheat01

    azheat01 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, that's pretty impressive!
     
  43. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    Ok, so I guess soon is a relative term. I can't believe it has been over two years since I updated this thread. But finally more progress. On with the pictures.

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    And a couple pictures with the bodies and wings mocked up.

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    Thanks for looking. I'm not even going to guess when the next update will be on this, but it is on the front burner.
     
  44. Talkierg

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    This is looking really great!

    Don
     
  45. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    This is so cool, FANTASTIC JOB!!!
     
  46. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A real breath of fresh air, awesome! Please say you'll be at WF!
     
  47. 3phase

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    Like Jason said great to see something different.
     
  48. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It'll never get finished...LOL

    looks absolutely fantastic
     
  49. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Awesome! Curious about the finished display, how it will look, everything being so different about this thing
     
  50. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    Thanks everybody!
    Jason, I would love to go to WF, but unfortunately it's not going to happen this year.
    Brad I'm beginning to think you might be right, haha.
    As far as the display goes, I'm not sure. I've got a few ideas, but I haven't decided how I want to go yet.
     

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