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Offline Tophe

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Tophe's slanting views
« on: December 12, 2011, 02:46:58 AM »
Well, I have twin-boomers and Mustangs elsewhere, but I wanted to participate here somehow, so it could be a place for miscellaneous drawings, not precise profiles nor colour realistic drawings but simple sketches, my favourite way.
Here is the P-47 Thunderbolt and unknown derivatives (actually built! in my mind)

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 03:43:31 AM »
Nice to see you and your work here.

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 07:36:41 AM »
What he said. MOAR weird stuff ;D

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 10:53:44 AM »
Brian da Basher worked recently on my drawing of his model "4-engined P-38", and I sent him a coloured big size view, more easy to work on than the first sketch on my site of fantasy Lightnings (http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit ). This is a twin-boomer, yes, but I include it here anyway, as already posted on my site (far smaller).

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 03:39:53 AM »
Wow you're off to a great start here, Tophe! I always thought P-47s were ripe for "changes" and of course, you managed to take it to the highest level!

A biplane tail on a Thunderbolt? Only from your amazing imagination!

Tres magnifique!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 12:46:50 PM »
Thanks for your indulgence: my dreamy imagination is lacking technical wisdom anyway. I have to correct the design concerning the tail to become credible, almost...

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 01:20:53 AM »
The Thunderbolt cockpit could move forward or rearward, the supercharger under the nose can be discarded, and a Yak-15-like jet could be fitted:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 04:39:37 AM »
Mon dieu! Yet more to amaze!

The T-bolt with the canopy far to the rear and the jet engine reminds me of early Soviet Yak fighters. If you added small fuselage windows to the one with the canopy far out front, you could turn it into a transport, much like the early Lockheed Orion.

Your work is a constant inspiration, mon ami!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 12:33:57 PM »
Oh, yes, I had forgotten these ones: the Repubrian dB-Aircraft Co U-47 A & B:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 05:28:40 PM »
That top one looks very similar to an idea I was playing with (and gave up on) a few months back!
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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 02:34:57 AM »
Funny similarity, GTX...
Inspired by JP's jet-Mistels (at http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=15.0 ), I add here a P-47-Mistel:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 04:27:43 AM »
Thanks to you, Tophe, it looks like I know have my own aircraft company.

I'll have to source a P-47 in 1/72 one of these days and see if I can recreate your magic in three dimensions.

Outstanding!

Brian da Basher
« Last Edit: December 15, 2011, 04:40:15 AM by Brian da Basher »

Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 05:35:37 AM »
Great idea with the U-47s!  :want:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2011, 12:03:29 PM »
I forgot to say: while the Repubrian factory mass-produced the U-47 (in thousands copies), the M-47 Mistelbolt was produced by the famous North Amebrian factory. And it had no intermeshing propellers, one propeller (thanks to elongated shaft spinner) being in front of the other:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2011, 12:19:16 PM »
Tophe we love you here at the home of the abnormal :D :in-love:
Brian, I may have some 1/72 Jugs at the house. If so I'll get them to you :in-love:
« Last Edit: December 15, 2011, 12:21:18 PM by sotoolslinger »

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 04:02:06 AM »
From the Mistel M-47 came the Observation O-47 still with pylons to hold engine above, but here this gives a free nose for observers:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 04:21:51 AM »
This is one of your most interesting P-47 permutations yet, Tophe! I bet it would also make a great flying boat with a hull on the bottom.

Mon dieu!

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 06:10:39 AM »
Only one word for that. Woah!!!  :slow:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2011, 01:13:47 PM »
I bet it would also make a great flying boat with a hull on the bottom.
"would"? Do you know dream of the Consolibrian PB-47? Officers of propaganda Official Historians have always claimed it never existed for Real!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2011, 06:04:59 AM »
When I least expect it, you go and take it to the next level! Outstanding! I really like how you kept the "glass" nose. This baby would be perfect for some sightseeing down the River Meuse.

Your work and imagination is a constant delight, mon ami!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2011, 04:19:27 PM »
Very good Tophe! :)  Lauhof

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2011, 03:12:48 AM »
Thanks lauhof, I will try to see what you posted here also (I just have a million mails to check before, as I come back from holidays)

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 01:30:59 AM »
Well, I must deserve my reputation, with at least one double plane here... (a Thunderbolt inspired by the P-38: Lighterbolt - and asymmetric low-weight derivative):

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2012, 02:09:56 AM »
I bet it would also make a great flying boat with a hull on the bottom.
"would"? Do you know dream of the Consolibrian PB-47? Officers of propaganda Official Historians have always claimed it never existed for Real!


 
Tophe, this is just way too cool! I love it  :in-love:
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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2012, 08:10:03 AM »
Well, I must deserve my reputation, with at least one double plane here... (a Thunderbolt inspired by the P-38: Lighterbolt - and asymmetric low-weight derivative):



The top one would be a beast!!!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 08:12:44 AM by GTX_Admin »
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