Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 204595 times)

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #735 on: June 04, 2015, 02:20:23 AM »
It would be interesting to have a go building that.  We have a bit of Ju87, F6 Hellcat, F4U, BP Defiant...what else?
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #736 on: June 04, 2015, 02:56:03 AM »
Thanks, Wombat!  I knew that you would like it, Lauhof! You'll like some of the late war schemes even more, I think.

It would be interesting to have a go building that.  We have a bit of Ju87, F6 Hellcat, F4U, BP Defiant...what else?

Shouldn't be any F6F Hellcat needed, the F4U Corsair should get you most of what you need. For a Stuka donor kit, I'd recommend the otherwise hideous 1/48 scale Lindberg Stuka. Nothing on it is accurate, but it would work well as a basis for the highly modified one in my profiles, especially given it's very low price.

The Boulton-Paul turret with a couple of .50 cals and the cockpit fairing is all you'd need there. The rest should come from the F4U Corsair.

The raised canopy on this early one was inspired by the one on the Vought V-173.



Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #737 on: June 04, 2015, 02:59:35 AM »
Oh, ok.  I mistakenly thought the cockpit canopy was derived from the F6F:

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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #738 on: June 04, 2015, 03:37:00 AM »
It's close enough that you could certainly use it and it would likely work just as well as anything else.

I looked at the Grumman products, but it was directly inspired by the F4U-1A with some additional bracing. I was able to justify the curved form with added bracing because of the V-173, which follows a similar line.

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #739 on: June 04, 2015, 09:20:52 AM »
Alright, I'm working on a year and a half old request right now, but after that, I don't have a specific profile lined up. Is there a profile that any of you have been absolutely dying to see? Any subject I've done recently is an option.

  • Heinkel He 46G
  • Conwing L-16 Sea Duck
  • Vought SB4U Viking
  • Heinkel He 100
  • Hitachi A9He1
  • Nakajima Ki-63
  • Vought BTU Vandal
  • Northrop P-61F/F-15A Reporter
  • Martin B-51 Panther
  • Handley Page Panther B.2
  • LTV V-507 Vagabond
  • Mil Mi-24V Hind
  • Sukhoi Su-39 Frogfoot
  • AeroTAM L-239 Skorpion

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #740 on: June 05, 2015, 02:17:59 AM »
Alright, I'm working on a year and a half old request right now, but after that, I don't have a specific profile lined up. Is there a profile that any of you have been absolutely dying to see? Any subject I've done recently is an option.

  • Heinkel He 46G
  • Conwing L-16 Sea Duck
  • Vought SB4U Viking
  • Heinkel He 100
  • Hitachi A9He1
  • Nakajima Ki-63
  • Vought BTU Vandal
  • Northrop P-61F/F-15A Reporter
  • Martin B-51 Panther
  • Handley Page Panther B.2
  • LTV V-507 Vagabond
  • Mil Mi-24V Hind
  • Sukhoi Su-39 Frogfoot
  • AeroTAM L-239 Skorpion

Cheers,

Logan

Well as you know Logan I choose the SB4U and the BTU vandal! My favourites!
And I love to see the later schemes of the BTU!

friendly regards
Lauhof

PS: Working myself on a P-66 variant, the FV-1

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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #741 on: June 05, 2015, 02:38:11 AM »
As always, click on the image below to see the picture at 100% or view it at my DeviantArt page.



By 1975, the Convair F-106 Delta Dart was showing its age and the USAF began looking for a replacement. USAF General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. had just become first African American to reach the rank of four-star general, and assumed his position as commander in chief of North American Air Defense Command/Continental Air Defense Command. As the new head of NORAD, Gen. James flew a few test flights in an LTV F-14A Vagabond and loved it. LTV was offering the baseline V-507 with a few Air Force-specific modifications such as boom refueling receptacle and USAF compatible radios, and Gen. James convinced the USAF to buy some as soon as possible. Special funds were allocated for their acquisition and NORAD's new interceptors became the last aircraft purchased during FY 75.



After passing the service's flight testing, the first aircraft were assigned to the 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at McChord AFB, Washington to complete the follow-on operational test and evaluation program. The new F-14As soon received the iconic compass rose on the tail to match the squadron's F-106s they replaced. The impressive endurance, radar performance, and Phoenix missile range was appreciated by NORAD and the new aircraft began to attract a lot of attention—not all of it positive.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #742 on: June 05, 2015, 03:10:20 AM »
Thanks to Talos for the gorgeous tail markings. That compass rose wasn't easy to tailor to the V-507's massive tail, but it was really worth the effort. It looks fantastic and the F-106's scheme fits the V-507 better than the F-15s that really replaced them.



Also, I forgot to include this originally, but here's a version of the profile with the wing tanks and the 318th's nice arrowhead that Talos also created for this profile.



Cheers,

Logan

Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #743 on: June 05, 2015, 04:56:26 AM »
Arf... Still a big fan of your V-507 profiles Logan  :-*

If you have more of it, I'm interested  :)

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Vought BTU-1 Vandal (Stuka)
« Reply #744 on: June 05, 2015, 09:36:56 AM »
Alright, I'm working on a year and a half old request right now, but after that, I don't have a specific profile lined up. Is there a profile that any of you have been absolutely dying to see? Any subject I've done recently is an option.

  • Heinkel He 46G
  • Conwing L-16 Sea Duck
  • Vought SB4U Viking
  • Heinkel He 100
  • Hitachi A9He1
  • Nakajima Ki-63
  • Vought BTU Vandal
  • Northrop P-61F/F-15A Reporter
  • Martin B-51 Panther
  • Handley Page Panther B.2
  • LTV V-507 Vagabond
  • Mil Mi-24V Hind
  • Sukhoi Su-39 Frogfoot
  • AeroTAM L-239 Skorpion

Cheers,

Logan




Conwing L-16

In WWII Colors? Namely Navy/USMC Blues?  ;) maybe some other WWII nations? RAF? Japan?


Marveling at the USAF Tomcat, Great choice of markings, that is sharp.  :-*  I like how you preserved the F-106 nose marking as well

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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #745 on: June 05, 2015, 09:52:49 AM »
Logan, how about a V-507 from the CA ANG, 144th FIW.

And an Mi-24V for the Red Dawn plus 20 timeline: one in Cuban camo but now "acquired" by the USMC. Cuban markings hastily painted over and U.S. insignia applied.
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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #746 on: June 05, 2015, 11:30:17 AM »
I'm really pleased with how the 318th insignia came out. Logan suggested it around lunchtime yesterday and I gathered references that afternoon and started and finished it that evening. It took a bit of fiddling to get it where I liked it. I thought I would show a little behind the scenes. This is what the framework for the drawing looked like before I took them into Photoshop to become paths.



It only ended up becoming three layers, the base shape of the compass rose itself (which got colored light blue), the pinwheel looking parts that became the dark blue sections, and the white circle in the center. The last bit was placing the TAC crest.

That also reminds me, this profile is set after 1979, since that's when the FIS squadrons transferred to TAC from ADC, which is reflected in Logan's text on the profile.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #747 on: June 05, 2015, 11:48:49 AM »
Logan: what's the warload? Four AIM-7s, Four AIM-9s, and two AIM-54?
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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #748 on: June 05, 2015, 11:52:57 AM »
Logan: what's the warload? Four AIM-7s, Four AIM-9s, and two AIM-54?

Yes, the same mixed MIGCAP load we've been using on the USN V-507s. The other two loadouts we've done so far are 4 x AIM-9s and either 6 x AIM-54 or 6x AIM-7.

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - USAF V-507 Vagabond - 318th FIS
« Reply #749 on: June 06, 2015, 02:29:06 AM »
Arf... Still a big fan of your V-507 profiles Logan  :-*

If you have more of it, I'm interested  :)

Thanks! I think we're going to make you especially happy, dams301. Talos and I have plans...

Cheers,

Logan