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    Wow, that Thunderhawk is beyond amazing!

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    Awesome, wish I had your skill.

    If I may, I suggest either a dreadnought or bikes for the interior vehicle's.

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Here's a bit of photoshopped nonsense I played around with this past summer.

    http://i.imgur.com/3ho5SiV.jpg


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    hahaha, nice

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    Thanks for the reply,

    How Not To Build a Thunderhawk:

    Or at least How Not To Make the Same Mistakes I Did

    Below is my solution to mount the craft on a pedestal base using 1/2 inch rods to provide relatively innocuous levity.

    http://i.imgur.com/qupV6A4.jpg


    The problem being I have to do all this work inside out without damaging the already finished exterior. It pays to plan ahead.....

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


    After drilling an oversized hole I glued in a sleeve to receive the transparent rod. As an added refinement I plan now to finish the upper gallery with Lighting and Space Marines ready to deploy; all this accomplished in the inside out manner previously mentioned. Heh, heh, heh! (He laughs maniacally.......)

    The rest of the images probably need no explanation as it just duplicates forward the work described above.

    http://i.imgur.com/GOslGZ4.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/7XEbumj.jpg


    http://i.imgur.com/3e6O9nd.jpg


    However there is one more surprise in store for followers of these interminable thread addenda Heh,heh.heh!

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    Cure For a Rainy Day:

    OMG every thing is coming up Roses. Purists may baulk at a Thunderhawk Transport carrying a Landraider but I've wanted this every since I first laid eyes on a T'hawk. The shape of the fwd cargo compartment fairly screams for that configuration. Since my T'hawk is so much larger than the basic FW version it can easily fit a Landraider in the notch space between the wings.

    http://i.imgur.com/4ltc13W.jpg


    Finally the center of balance for the model is right where the transparent rod pierces the Landraider forward turret so everything is falling into place with a minimum of alteration to the APC just a 1/2 inch hole aft of the bulkhead. Tada!

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    You're going to come live with us now

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    No words. Outstanding work. Hat well and truly doffed.

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    Best Laid Plans:

    Oft time Gang aft agley"......... Brought My T'hawk to a show last week and on returning home in the wee hours put it on a shelf for a couple of days.

    I finally got around to getting the interior of the cargo compartment sorted out and began the retro fitting of the inner walls when I discovered one of the Ball turrets missing????? well for the past couple of days I've torn my workshop apart and traced all my steps repeatedly to no avail, it's just gone so, biting the bullet, I resigned myself to making another one using the remaining one for a guide;

    http://i.imgur.com/eB8R5ZR.jpg


    What infernal luck.... and I was going to glue the turret mounts in place too just this past week.

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    You Can't Go Home Again:

    Well for what it's worth I've tried to duplicate my work of last year but the inspiration seems sorely lacking. Whilst this is a reasonable facsimile it cannot match the caliber of the original.

    http://i.imgur.com/QlH2QZ4.jpg


    I'm about to apply the finishing detail but this is at best a tawdry effort.

    I still hold out hope for finding the original.

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    We're always our own harshest critics. I can see the minor differences, but honestly it looks great.

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    You could always say that the thawk has been price together over the centuries using a number of venerable thawks. Since, you know, that does happen regularly. I think it being slightly different gives it character.

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    Ready to Paint...........

    Finally

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    First Assembly:

    The New Ball Turret mounted in place with the interior walls . Rear cargo bay bulkhead does not fit well at all. Ceiling locking panel functions well. In all for a first assembly I am quite pleased.

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



    Exterior port side view of Ball Turret (original)looks okay but interior ceiling is pushing down on canard wing root so it has dihedral. Needs to be adjusted.

    http://i.imgur.com/a1mMAUO.jpg


    Starboard side (new) ball turret functions well but is not of the same quality as the original .

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



    Closeup reveals crudeness of work. My heart wasn't into making this replacement for the missing ball turret, I still hold out hopes of finding it.

    http://i.imgur.com/hG6kcWM.jpg



    The original ball turret is so much better.

    http://i.imgur.com/59MPZrJ.jpg


    Hey I can take a selfie with this camera, I don't know what I did to do this but in view of the image I'm not likely to do it again. ..... The Blackadder is looking old.

    http://i.imgur.com/1iFpeLH.jpg


    Showing where the rework lies.

    http://i.imgur.com/x3EsfvS.jpg


    Likewise on the right side and the Interior walls look too bare.

    http://i.imgur.com/o2SbPsq.jpg


    Exterior bottom view

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


    Hope I didn't damage your computer with the selfie. Ha!

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