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Offline Tophe

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aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« on: December 11, 2016, 07:58:09 PM »
In 1996, I began transforming a 72nd Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II.
Then in 1998 it was not finished and I spent the years 1998-2000 in hospital, moving to a new apartment when going out. The parts were sent to garbage.
But in 2008, creating a web site of my models ( http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/ThankingIgor.htm ), I tried to draw simply this unfinished transformed one:

Now I may here improve the drawing, or maybe build again the model? but I would turn down to 1/144, lacking room:

Offline Kelmola

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 03:58:54 AM »
For a moment, I thought you had crossed the Corsair with the Viking! :D

Offline Tophe

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 02:39:47 AM »
The 1/144 Corsair 2 model is too expensive, I think I will just make a better drawing.
Here is the first step, before reducing length into an actual flying wing:

Offline Tophe

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 03:15:15 AM »
And here is she, still improved the way I wanted:

Offline Tophe

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 01:16:15 PM »
For a moment, I thought you had crossed the Corsair with the Viking! :D
This would require turbojets in pods under the wing, while my Corsair III is a rocket plane...

Offline Tophe

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 01:18:06 PM »
With the old "ugly" one to compare, the aesthetic improvement is better featured:

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 04:07:14 AM »
I think any kind of lengthening is great for looks on the A-7!  Have you thought about an F-16 style intake or what about simply moving the same A-7 intake back about 2 meters?

 ???

I have recently been seeing the A-7 in a new light, acquired a few kits (some built, some not) and there are a lot of really neat options. Ugly or not its unique  :)
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 01:13:39 PM »
If I recall correctly the actual airframe of the Lockheed Viking was designed by Vought, never saw a family resemblance until this whiff came along.  ;)

Offline Tophe

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Re: aesthetically improved A-7 Corsair II
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 12:44:50 AM »
Thanks for these additions.
Today I received as spam a caricature of A-7, very lovely, and this would have been a far more easy basis to get the result I wanted: