Tie/ D Interceptor Variant Scratch-Build

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  1. 3d-builder

    3d-builder Sr Member

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    I have never made a Tie Fighter so I was looking through the Essential
    guide book and saw this design. I liked it a lot and just happened to have
    a half of a globe laying around from an old toy. SO that's the story and motivation, it's around 2.4 X's bigger than the MPC Tie Interceptor kit, but
    the ball is smaller than the Studio Scale Standard Tie's ball when formed.

    From the Essentials book
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    Up on the former I only had half of the globe so I had to form
    it in 3mm Polystyrene.

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    Formed....
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    Little rough needing some sanding around the
    equator......
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    Sanded and smoothed out a bit.....
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    Scale shot with MPC Tie Interceptor
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  2. jedimaster

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  3. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Brah....:thumbsup

    I went ahead and formed a few more so I could make
    the top hatch and view port, still need another for
    the lower hatch.
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    Here is the hatch sanded down to the correct
    diameter.
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    I just sat it up there and traced a line around the hatch,
    so I would have a reference of where to cut away.
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    I marked two circles one outer and one inner, the outer was left
    to be flat sanded the inner I dremeled out.
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    The flat sanding gives you the lip for the hatch to sit on.
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    Here is the lip I mentioned.
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    Top hatch test fitting.
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    Reference circle for the front view port.....done the same way
    as the top hatch.
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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  4. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Michael, It's cool and good size.
     
  5. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Nice, great start. cool that your scratching it instead of gluing some resin together. but i would expect nothing less.
     
  6. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Just like Grandma's scratch made cookies no artificial ingredients or resin Lol.
     
  7. 3d-builder

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    Starving right now Ray don't talk about food!:lol

    I was snooping around in my Saturn 5 parts stash,
    and I came up with a different look for it. I am going
    for a shroud look where the pylon connects to the hull,
    the parts fit just about perfect! Plus they get me off the
    hook of making all the connective stuff from the pylon to
    the hull! LOL Although I will make some it can be much less
    which I like!

    Here are the parts I had to open them
    up to fit the 3/4 PVC pylon I am using.
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    For the rear part I had to again do the same thing
    dremel it away then flat sand to create the lip
    I was looking for.
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  8. dirtydave

    dirtydave Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great build,but * I was hopeing to see how you made the pylons like on the standard Tie.Very nice build.

    Dave
     
  9. 3d-builder

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    Sorry Dave.....LOL
    Thats where I am going to be putting the cannons...not
    going to be enough room for all that....but something I will make!:lol:thumbsup
     
  10. 3d-builder

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  11. yuumi2891103

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    It's * cool ! Cant's wait to see the detailing.
     
  12. 3d-builder

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    A snip here and a snip there and all of a sudden it's a
    TID (Tie Interceptor Drone) !:lol:thumbsup

    The snipping process.....
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    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012
  13. crackerjazz

    crackerjazz Sr Member

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    Looking sharp, 3d-builder! : )
     
  14. jedimaster

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    Especially at the pointy end.
     
  15. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Man you still haven't made that bottom hatch? Lol!
     
  16. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    looking good, those wings look better than the squared version.
     
  17. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Guys a little diffuser sheet for the raised applications
    on the wing got a lot ahhh more to go!


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  18. 3d-builder

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    Nothing like the smell of melting diffuser and
    the sound of the dremel!

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  19. Damocles

    Damocles Active Member

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    Excellent!!! Great work man!
     
  20. DarthRaggmopp

    DarthRaggmopp New Member

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    This is nice. The force is strong with this one.
     
  21. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Looks almost like an early concept sketch come to life. I like it!
     
  22. Chaank

    Chaank Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man. This is going to be cool. Gotta love the tie fighters.
     
  23. 3d-builder

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    :thumbsup Thanks guys much appreciated

    Got the wing finished and the panels framed
    up....going to have IED bounty hunter cast
    me a set.

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    I had some gaps around the Saturn V parts put some
    quarter round took care of that pretty good.

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  24. 3d-builder

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    I got the rest of hatches done today and the
    clear parts vacuum formed.
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    Using a stencil to get a inner circle so I could
    design the frame work.
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    The design changed after I dremeled it out
    i didnt like it.
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    Top and bottom hatch are the same cut out design
    Top... I will paint the back sides of the clear parts
    and glue them in at some time.
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    Bottom...
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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  25. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Great work Mike keep it up .
     
  26. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Nice, you should put a Red LED in there for an eye.
     
  27. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    It would be so cool !!
     
  28. 3d-builder

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    You think it would show up? Its painted black on the inside of the
    clear part.
     
  29. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Well switch it with a clear one Duh.
     
  30. Guy Cowen

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    Well, your doing it again mate, making this hobby look easy and spreads lie soft butter. I could watch you build stuff till the cows come home mate. I really like we're your taking this and glad its going the way you want it to, no puling hair over kit parts and panel lines....just * good quality fun.
     
  31. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Guy.....I may put a few panel lines on it! I learned a little
    about working on a circle like this the hard way. You really have to
    concentrate more on alignment it's a real pain!:lol So i have some issues
    on the ball in regards to spacing.....oh well there will be another time!:thumbsup

    AL if I switch it to clear you will see the PVC inside plus the wiring
    duhhhh!:lol
     
  32. Damocles

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    I see a lot of typing but not a lot of picture posting..... Ahem.... ^^^^^

    :love
     
  33. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    that never stopped the studio from doing it. well fine sand the inside with 600 or finer to frost it so you cant see in and the light will still show through.
     
  34. 3d-builder

    3d-builder Sr Member

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    Your right brother "More with the paws and less with the Jaws!" LOL
     
  35. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    If there' are no pics it never happened LOL!
     
  36. Skyler101

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    Loving this... I wish I had half the talent Michael Has...
    Need to finish my SS SS first! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  37. Damocles

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    That's the spirit! LMAO!!! :lol
     
  38. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Skyler if I had talent i would only have
    to work half as hard.:lol:thumbsup
     

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