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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Project Thunderhawk Phase 2













I acquired an old Workshop Metal Thunderhawk in 40k scale a few years ago and decided to actually build the thing.  The progress got interrupted for a bit as I moved and was unable to locate one of the two boxes it had been packed in.  A second move resulted in the rediscovery of both boxes so work can finally resume.

Phase 1 of Project Thunderhawk was construction, bracing, pinning, general engineering, and dry fitting of the major sub-assemblies.  This has been completed.

Phase 2 is designing, testing and installing the lighting solution.  This is where I am at the moment.

Phase 3 is designing, cutting, constructing, and lighting the display base.

Phase 4 is painting and final assembly. Some sub-assemblies are painted in earlier phases but will get final finishing in this phase.

Here are some shots of the end of phase 1:

3 comments:

  1. WoW. That is going to be intense to build. I'm going to be following this cause that is quite a bit of metal and while I love the feel and building of metal models that would just be a huge undertaking with such a large model. Can you find out how much all the parts weigh total I'm curious.

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  2. I think it was close to 25 lbs. I've since added a lot of brass rod and steel pinning so its a bit more than that now. Its a monster!

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  3. Awesome Model.
    Can't wait to see the finished product.
    Never knew you where so handy with the tools.

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