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Hey people, 2 days ago, I finally got my hands on the big Apoc book. After reading it, I knew one thing: "I want those Thunderbolts for my Grey Knights!"
Being a student, Forge World isn't going to be much help, because I can't simply cough up the money. Still, I'm gifted with a lot of creativity, and started out making sketches, estimates and started building the next day. Pic's of the build will come in the post too, and when finished, I'll make a file or something for the components needed to do the same as I did.
But there is one little thing, and that's the engine's. Does anyone have some advice about the air intake? Because I can't seem to figure out how to make those blades.
For those that don't have an idea what a Thunderbolt is, take a look.
Materials I have readily available: cardboard, glue, transparent plastic (for the window panes of the cockpit), a lot of plastic aviation bits (from real planes).
Advice on other things are welcome too! 0:
sounds like an AWSOME idea, i was thinking of building a thunderhawk gunship (huge ones) once i finished my titan
i gues if a titan can be built from nothing but hot glue and plasticard then i dont see why this shouldn't be posible
cant wait to see an update with some pics:happy:
Loss is acceptable, Failure is not!
Wine corks and plasticard maybe?
"When Space Wolves call upon Russ or the Emperor in battle, it is to witness the deeds of Men and to judge The Fallen."
- Meditations upon the Fang
you could proberly use as a base the fuselage of a Curtis P-40 Warhawk it looks similar in shape to the Thunderbolt.
Gotta admit it is one damn sexy looking model, One of the guys in my local GW had one 50% complete. Even thought hey are £80 from forge world, you can see where your money goes in the level of detail in the model.
Sounds like a great project chap!!
Looking forward to seeing the results!
I know someone on one of the boards scracth built a Thunderbolt, just dont recall where, if it comes back to me I will point you at it
Everything you have been told is a lie!
A friend of mine can with a briliant idea to solve the jet-engine problem. His idea was to get a long strip op thick paper, and start winding it, to make a sort of tube or the right size. This will result in a surface which will probably he with rough lines in it.
Next, use a broad strip for the outer casing and wind it around until you get the right thickness. After you model is done, and start painting, you paint it like a blur, just like real jet enigine blades blur into each other. Those rough lines would help to enphasize this bur.
Any idea's on if this could actually work?
Also, if I want to post pictures, how am I supped to do this? Do I have to host it first somewhere, and if so, where? Because I've done a bit of the upper body all set and photographed
For the engines, anikin skywalkers podracer models make superb representations. Just have to find the right scale.
The very beginning, had to retouch some pictures to protect some people's personal information.
This is the skeleton of the frontpiece of the midsection of the plane.
Skeleton has been covered now.
I am now working on the backpiece of the midsection, and pics will soon thit the forum I think.
The wingspan is about 27 cm at the moment. All cardboard and glue so far :C
Why not use plasticard? I can see the construction being amazing based on the great start you have. Plus cardboard is more difficult to work with and wont be easy to paint.
Other than the nose of the fighter, the rest of it has a lot of flat and geometrical areas so it shouldnt be that difficult to build on your own. But I see it being so much easier and of a much higher quality with plasticard. Plus it isnt too expensive.
Just an idea. But great start sofar! :happy: