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Custom 1/48 Stealth/Strike Thunder Hammer by >EXO<


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After 4 years of sitting unbuilt and held up by yellow tape, i finally commissioned >EXO< to build and paint up my 1/48 Thunder Hammer. I wanted to recreate the "Humdinger" SD Stealth version of the TH from MW Con 2008 Tshirt, so this is an homage to that. Again, excellent paint job and customization work by EXO. Not only did he paint it, but added some cool new mods to make it a lot more sturdier and stronger than the original version. My favorite is a magnet for one of the leg hatches to help it stay put!

Anyways, here are the pics!!

Original "Humdinger" artwork T-shirt:

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Original Photo

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Hahaha... so EXO told me how to adjust the photos using PhotoShop or Paint.net. So here's the NEW adjusted photos that look much better:

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Open Hatches

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Close Up

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Backside

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Enjoy!!!

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Another awesome piece >EXO< , always wished I would have been able to secure one of the Thunder hammer kits. Lucky guy you are Kirik :)

I also love the Maiden Japan prototype gun pod, I have a couple of those my self.

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Very purrty work on this one. Like all the little custom touches here and there too.

Looking at the back left shot, it looks like the Stealth stole the Thunder Hammer armor for Hikaru's VF-1J, especially with the red-stripe-on-white scheme.

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Thanks again everyone. I was looking for the pictures of what I did to strengthen the Thunderhammer for other people with the kit but I couldn't find it. I have another one one to make so I'll retake them and post those pictures. Gotta give props to Master Rohby as xstoys calls him. It's hard to believe how well these parts fit and how perfectly symmetrical they are given that they all done by hand. Each part of this kit started off either as a sheet or a rod of styrene. And the recasts are almost flawless. So flawless that people can go for 4 or more years that they can display them with noting but a few pieces of tape holding them together and still look good enough to display.

BTW, this is the picture I sent to Kirik to show him the gold visor.

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You call that gold?

So I had to change it to this

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haha. He had to pay for the metallic paint though. But it does look good. Better than that OTHER gold visor. lol.

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Thanks again everyone. I was looking for the pictures of what I did to strengthen the Thunderhammer for other people with the kit but I couldn't find it. I have another one one to make so I'll retake them and post those pictures. Gotta give props to Master Rohby as xstoys calls him. It's hard to believe how well these parts fit and how perfectly symmetrical they are given that they all done by hand. Each part of this kit started off either as a sheet or a rod of styrene. And the recasts are almost flawless. So flawless that people can go for 4 or more years that they can display them with noting but a few pieces of tape holding them together and still look good enough to display.

BTW, this is the picture I sent to Kirik to show him the gold visor.

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You call that gold?

So I had to change it to this

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haha. He had to pay for the metallic paint though. But it does look good. Better than that OTHER gold visor. lol.

Here we go again!!! I like the "Other" gold visor alot. I just don't get why you hate it so much......

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It's just how that armor pack looks. The original Model Grafix image was the same way and every kit I've ever seen of the set has been the same, I'm pretty sure it's supposed to look that way.

Fantastic build! I love how clean it looks, you do an amazing job, Exo!

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