YES it's another Tie Bomber (LOTS of pics)

swgeek

Sr Member
First I want to say thank you to all those who made this little sucker before me and did all the work to I.D. the kits.
I would also like to thank; MonsieurTox, dirtydave, and eagle1 for their help.
And now on with the pictures.
I know it's not perfect but I'm pretty happy with it.

be gentle:lol

The start of construction: the main bodies on the lathe.
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Anything that's white is either a cast part, styrene (or an Apollo) part.
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The first test fit
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The armature completed
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Final assembly begins
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Done and ready for paint

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And now on to the wings. Since I was building two Tie Bombers at the same time, I decided to make one wing support (?) and mold and cast four. The blue piece is acrylic as well as the triple stepped center section, which I turned on the lathe.
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Finished and ready to mold. I know the bolt heads aren't correct but I couldn't find good enough reference to figure out what really went there.

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It was at this point I realized I had put the wing extensions on backwards:cry


Ahh that's better
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Done and primed
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Since I was making a TB with six mounting points, I attached the wing caps with small magnets.
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Solar panels painted black and masked
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Wings painted and ready for final assembly
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AHH finally DONE.
Thanks for looking
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Oh, here's a sneak peak of the second Tie Bomber I'm building.
The cut away version.
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eagle1

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Love me a Bomber build, and this one is outstanding dude!. Nice clean build, love the machined armature and the color looks wicked mate.
Well done I say, never get tired of seeing these built, maybe I'll build another one in the future just for the joy of constructing these little gems!.
Thanks for the cool pics

Stu
 

ralphee

Sr Member
Thats a beautiful bomber buddy, very nice job indeed. Be joining this madness very soon....though i wont be painting it.....going for a donor show off build......so no castings......got 95% of the kits though, so shouldnt break the bank too much.

lee
 

GKvfx

Sr Member
I got to see that in person yesterday at the ValleyCon show up in Pasadena. A nice little jewel. I had no idea what had gone into it. Great meeting you. Stay in touch.

Gene
 

el loco

Well-Known Member
MASTERPIECE !

i love those build up pics

Top Notch job :thumbsup


i hope one day there will be a accurate Bomber-Kit available outhere.
 

dirtydave

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
DAMN!!! That's some Great work.Love the armature.

Hope mine comes out that good when ever I get going & build it.

Dave
 

swgeek

Sr Member
Thanks for the compliments everybody. :$


I got to see that in person yesterday at the ValleyCon show up in Pasadena. A nice little jewel. I had no idea what had gone into it. Great meeting you. Stay in touch.

Gene

It was good to meet you yesterday Gene.
 

Guy Cowen

Sr Member
Very very very nice work indeed, a real pleasure to go through all the pics & a hive of info, which is nice if your planning a Bomber build, and I am :thumbsup
 

INCOM

Well-Known Member
WOW! This is the best Tie Bomber I've seen so far. I also can't wait to see your completed cutaway version.:cool
 
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