Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by moonhugger » March 16th, 2017, 1:22 am

A bit more done. Will probably reprint the cockpit; not as crisp as I would like since another part failed next to it. I will see how it cleans up.
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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by moonhugger » March 22nd, 2017, 8:46 pm

Have been working overseas and have been looking forward to getting back on this.
The reprint of the cockpit is better.
The front body section is good.
Work on the CAD file continues.
Photo's are a bit poor.
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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by DocRaven » March 23rd, 2017, 12:27 pm

a simitar nice in 1:72 a kit how many of us wanted

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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by blakeh1 » March 23rd, 2017, 4:58 pm

Nice work generating the digital files
If you have a tool and aren't aware of what it can do, its dangerous. A jedi can do amazing things with a lightsaber. A roomful of chimps with lightsabers... would get messy.

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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by moonhugger » March 24th, 2017, 1:30 am

Thanks.
Enjoy a few more screen shots - each colour is a different piece to print.
The obvious parts will be / are mirrored. The "wing mount" now red has been developed a bit.
Still a bit to do! The bomb racks will fill in the large plain area under the wings.

How about this for an idea.
If it it lands on its wing; the body will be at an angle when on the ground (front up). I am thinking of a landing skid coming out from the underside of the front body. As an alternative the wing could rotate to keep the body level; and still keep the retractable skid idea.

Thoughts?
There is not much reference anyway; I guess I can do what I want, but a landing skid on a Tie - is that wrong?
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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by johnwaljr » March 24th, 2017, 3:37 am

I must admit that I've been following this scratch build with interest :) . the landing skid seems like a logical idea. I remember reading in the x-wing novels a tie interceptor landing on it's landing gear and wondered how it would work. just out of curiosity were you planning on doing the little details like the laser cannon tips, and maybe putting this into kit form ? Love the updates and seeing the progress. great work.

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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by Helix6187 » March 24th, 2017, 6:13 am

Nope, landing skid seem logical since the old AMT/ERTL interceptor and vador tie kit were sold with this as landing gear.

It's really look good.

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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by moonhugger » March 24th, 2017, 11:56 pm

Ok landing skid at the front. I will rotate the wing for landing to keep the body level; give it a go to see what it is like anyway.

Thanks for the feedback. Will I kit it? I could do, the wings are going in silicone anyway. My only concern is quality; I'm not a professional just a hobby guy. I will think about it though. I wanted to make two; one landed and one in flight.

It is coming together now; a few more prints done. I tried to get a better pic by shining a light behind, being solid single colour makes it difficult to get any detail.
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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by moonhugger » March 26th, 2017, 5:07 pm

I like the rotated wing for landing; why shouldn't the wing rotate?
The landing skid doesn't look so good in CAD; looks alright as a physical model but I dont think it will last long in my hands! The fine posts are only 1mm (40 Thou) diameter.
I have printed the hatch as a replacement of the skid as landed; probably safer for the model.
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Re: Tie Bomber 1/72 Scratch Build

Post by moonhugger » March 26th, 2017, 5:08 pm

I reprinted the engine - the central detail wasn't strong enough for me.
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