Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

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Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:51 pm

What's up, everyone! I'm new here and it's great to see such great work being posted. Thought I'd post my scratch build fighter, "The Black Talon." I made the entire body from cardboard and paper mache with wood sticks for the engine details. The cockpit canopy and hatches to the gunport and cargo area all open on hinges and lock with magnets. The gunport and its chair both rotate 360 degrees. The ship fits any 3.75 inch figures. Feel free to ask me any build questions. Hope you like it. Thanks!

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by ptitrainrouge » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:56 pm

I love that
I am always amazed by models done with cardboard .

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:57 pm

Thanks! I love using cardboard because it's cheap and it forces me to be more creative.

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by Mr. Badwrench » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:04 pm

Nice job! I like the removable turret, and all the interior details.
I speak of the pompatous of plastic.

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:26 am

Mr. Badwrench wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:04 pm
Nice job! I like the removable turret, and all the interior details.
Thanks Mr. Badwrench! The turret is made out of the cardboard from a masking tape roll, the bottom of a Pepsi liter bottle for the "glass," and chopsticks for the cannons. The chair is cardboard covered with paper mache.

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by southwestforests » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:17 am

That's a model scale you don't see built much! Magnets are an interesting idea, I'd not thought of that.
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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by Andrew Gorman » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:22 pm

I've been using wood for models lately, and I am enough of a hippie to really enjoy sweeping my scraps into the compost instead of the trash. Your fighter looks sharp!

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by Philbouq » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:42 am

really nice ship!

did you take pics during the WIP?
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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:34 am

southwestforests wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:17 am
That's a model scale you don't see built much! Magnets are an interesting idea, I'd not thought of that.
Yeah, I grew up playing with Star Wars figures and vehicles, so I wanted to build a model in that vein. The magnets work well. I don't have to worry about latches breaking off.

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:35 am

Andrew Gorman wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:22 pm
I've been using wood for models lately, and I am enough of a hippie to really enjoy sweeping my scraps into the compost instead of the trash. Your fighter looks sharp!
Wood is a fun material too! When I was a kid, I used balsa wood. Thanks for the compliment!

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:40 am

Philbouq wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:42 am
really nice ship!

did you take pics during the WIP?
Thanks for the comment! I built the ship over a period of about five years, working off and on. I did take a few WIP snaps, but I'm not exactly sure where they are! I do remember an early pic of just the cardboard body before I coated it with paper mache. Have to dig through my old boxes of photos.

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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by BOOMER » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:53 am

Here are a couple pics with the hatches open.
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Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

Post by Thom » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:43 pm

Great looking ship!

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