TIE Killer based on DaveG open source

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  1. Hammer3246

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    Thanks DaveG
     
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  2. Scott Graham

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    Nice start!

    I've noticed that the hurricane engine blocks overhang the wings when I test fit mine. Same on yours? Is it accurate that way? I have a hard time telling with pics so far.
     
  3. Hammer3246

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    I had to add a strip to the leading edge. I've noticed a few shortcomings in areas but I'm not sure if the plant on parts are supposed to make up for it.

    This is really just a prototype for lack of a better term. I do plan on finishing it however, then I'll make a legitimate one once I know what I need to do.

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  4. MonsieurTox

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    No they should be flush
     
  5. DaveG

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    As I said, looking great. I look forward to seeing all the builds.
     
  6. kokkari

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    Looking good Hammer! The shot you have with the forward fuselage attached, is that your own creation or from something else?
     
  7. Hammer3246

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    Thanks, the forward fuse is from DaveGs file and the cockpit, canopy are from files that Flintlock gave me some years back, they are low poly so the facets show and there are no panel lines. I'll be using the DaveG parts once I get them.
     
  8. DaveG

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    An update - i rejected the first 3D printed forward fuselage parts i got from Shapeways as they were warped. I expect new ones in another week or so.
     
  9. Rats

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    Nice start Hammer. Patriots fan....yay! You in New England?
     
  10. Hammer3246

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    Thanks.

    Lol, nope Alberta Canada. Seen them twice at Gillette and once in Seattle, hope to make it to Arizona this year, Brady or not.
     
  11. DaveG

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    I mentioned to Hammer in a PM that I encourage posting of any corrections that need to be made to my files (just do it nicely!). Be as specific as you can. If it's something simple I might be able to update the files.
     
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  12. MonsieurTox

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    There's problem with the wing pipe, on your model it's centered with the wing plate, which is wrong, the bottom of the pipe should be almost flush with the bottom of the wing plate.
    The top front of your cockpit is curved where the canopy starts, it should be flat (the front of the cockpit is basically a flat triangle).
    The front of the bottom half of your neck has a 90 degrees angle which is incorrect.
    I dont have your files so I cant check the measurements but the body seems to have small innacuracies that may lead to bad fitting of the kitparts.
     
  13. Hammer3246

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    I've come across some problem areas mostly related to the mid section,forward block and the Droid area. I think some styrene to build up areas would work if a person doesn't 3d model in order to get kit parts fitting. I'm just using castings for now and building as is without any major modifying, I'll do a more accurate version down the road someday. I'm not super concerned for this build as its not costing me a lot and it sure looks like a Y (more so than another version on Ebay).


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  14. Hammer3246

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    ......another thing. What's up with the fuselage design being as funky as it is if they just cover it all up with parts and pipes? Seems like a lot of work. Anyone know some history on it?

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  15. DaveG

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    Just a note - there were a couple of areas on the fuselage I had intended on adding styrene to make the printed parts easier to clean up. This would also allow fine tuning to fit kit parts. You're all seeing this project evolve as it goes and some are building along, or are way ahead. I've not got to attaching the kit parts yet.
     
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  16. MonsieurTox

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    Not sure adding some styrene would fix the misaligned wing pipe, the too curvy -in some places- cockpit or the neck
     
  17. Hammer3246

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    No but 3D modelling will address all these issues, perhaps someone will do just that in the future, the neck has some of the bigger problems, however adding to the mid and fore section can be done to get things close, yoke needs work too. I guess it will all come down to what makes the builder happy and how much patience they have.

    Cheers
     
  18. Hammer3246

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    Thanks DaveG
     
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  19. DaveG

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    Nice!!
     
  20. Hammer3246

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    Thanks DaveG
     
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  21. Hammer3246

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    Thanks DaveG
     
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  22. kokkari

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    Wow, that's shaping up nicely. I have a question about the forward fuselage. Earlier you said you printed from Dave's file. Has he revised his since you printed yours? I ask because the side walls seem thicker then his digital files that he's shown on his thread.
     
  23. Rats

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    Coming along very nicely Hammer.
     
  24. Hammer3246

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    Thank you. No, I just did some modifying with styrene so I could see what can be done without a 3D printer, its not permanent, so far its not right but its coming. I'm hoping someone steps up an does the adjustments (cuz I can't), then I'll reprint.
     
  25. Hammer3246

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    I managed to get some free time this past weekend. Started on the engine inserts (big thanks to maxhebus, they turned out great) and did a test print of Dave's rear Leggs and control vanes, which also look great.

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  26. moffeaton

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    holy crap that looks really sharp!
     
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  27. MonsieurTox

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    Looks great !
     
  28. Hammer3246

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    I'm in need of a casting of the 1/500 Nichimo Yamato tower.
     
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  29. Hammer3246

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    Nevermind, there's enough drama on this forum.

    This is coming from my phone, expect errors.
     
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  30. maxhebus

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    I'm happy if they worked for you too. :)

     
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  31. Hammer3246

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    It all went together with no problems
    the heat sink fit perfectly, as did the included tool.

    This is coming from my phone, expect errors.
     
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  32. -... . .- --..

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    Straight from the man who helped make this place happen...:cool
     
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  33. MonsieurTox

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    You guys are the true heros, we should all thank you for all what you've done !
    It was great to see Darkside72 asking for Flintlock/Ron's help. :) It makes my day ! :D Thanks for sharing with us this link ! :)

    And thanks for that Harrow find, used on so many SW models !
     
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  34. moffeaton

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    The OLD board!
     
  35. Hammer3246

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    BuMp!!
     
  36. jontom

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    And away I go! Although I think I may have taken "Gold Leader" a bit too much to heart?

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    -John
     
  37. DaveG

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    Orange ya glad ya did it? (Sorry)
     
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  38. Hammer3246

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    Fixed it.
     
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  39. kokkari

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    So what are you going to do about the length Ron? There really doesn't seem like there is a lot you can do without changing the length of the armature.
     
  40. DaveG

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    There are a couple of solutions to extending the length of the armature using the components I supplied. It looks like the amount of extension required shouldn't be more than 1/4", if that. This adjustment should be possible by either drilling a new set of holes in the aluminum C channel or filing the existing holes into elongated slots with a round file which would allow the forward fuselage shell to be slide forward slightly creating more room for a longer neck section. As has been discussed, the 3D printed neck parts need to be modified (I'm working on that now based on the great information Scott provided).

    Alternatively you could change the three holes on the rear of the C channel to slide it forward but the armature will be most rigid if the aluminum channel butts tightly into the 3D printed mounting block as design. Of course, a C shaped spacer could take up the gap and help prevent any flexing.
     
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    Yep, I'll just extend it, shouldn't be a problem.


    I had to edit this area too 4.45mm

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  42. Hammer3246

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    Another small update.

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    I didn't realize one of the parts had fallen off before I put in rubber, oh well lesson learned, and I purposely left the spots above the otaki P-51struts bare since I don't know what goes there.
     
  43. kokkari

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    Looks Fantastic! Did you have to mod it much to fit into Dave's cockpit? It looks like a good fit from your photo.
     
  44. Hammer3246

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    Thanks Mike. I didn't really trim much before molding since its easier/cheaper to do that with a cast so it defiantly needs to be cut down, mostly on the bottom and sides.
     
  45. WINGNIT

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    This is looking great. Got any updates?
     
  46. Hammer3246

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    Thanks Jon
     
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  47. Hammer3246

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    I decide to settle on Tie Killer since it has the most reference other than Red Jammer, I hope to do Triangles someday when more pictures surface of it.

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  48. Verbal21

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    That is coming along very nicely. Excellent work.
     
  49. Hammer3246

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    I've managed to get quite a lot done over the last while, waiting on some more kits and some more ID's, there's a ton of parts on Tie Killer and I'm about sick of the Centurion.

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  50. kokkari

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    Inspiring!

    I never noticed the Heinkel He 177 strut on the top of the neck in the little crevice before until I saw it on yours. Low and behold, there it is when I went and looked at my reference!
     
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