Author Topic: Saucer Jet  (Read 3207 times)

Offline ericr

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 03:06:44 PM »

it does look good !

the flying turtle effect is not a bad thing, to my taste at least  ;)
but you might prefer otherwise of course

Online Old Wombat

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 03:26:41 PM »
Yup, gotta agree with ericr, turtle look is good on this! :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2017, 03:58:07 PM »
Thanks, will let look sink in for awhile.  Tail fins, intakes, paint change look.  Tempted to finish similar to Scran51's RAN A-7D
Working on wing to saucer matching now.
Is joy to build again.  Have two over half finished gun boats and bomber should get back to.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2017, 03:37:01 AM »
It's great seeing you back at the bench, fins!

I'm impressed how you attached the nose. It looks like a million bucks!

Watching with great interest,

Brian da Basher

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2017, 06:17:39 AM »
The flying turtle looks good! You can put meatballs on it and call it Gamera!



Gameraaaaa!
Gameraaaaa!
Gamera is really neat,
Gamera is filled with meat,
We've been eating Gameraaaaa!
Shells, teeth, eyes, flames, claws, breath, scales, fun!


Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2017, 10:59:30 AM »
That looks OK.  Needs a tail to complete the Turtle similarity... 

Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2017, 11:46:41 AM »
Appreciate interest.  Update......
After attaching wing to saucer issue, got it figured out.  Always learning.
1/72 F7U-3 tails seem best.  One at end of each top strake.
Digging thru landing gear bin to find what works.  Brian: Decided not to use spats.
Nothing glued at this point.

Gamera picture brings back memories of those epic movies !
As I recall, Gamera destroyed a flight of Russian Victor bombers.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 12:37:27 PM by finsrin »

Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2017, 05:09:48 AM »
Split between 1/1 car modifying and kit-bashing.  Made progress on both.
Enjoy it when others do this, so attached in work pictures.
After three failed attempts at jet intakes.  Drop tanks worked and rather simple on the fourth try.
For pictures parts are placed on saucer not final alignment glued.  As comparison included a drop tank before cut to be intake.  One of two candidate canopies is shown.  Behind canopy is top part of T-38 fuselage to taper back on saucer.  Last part of taper is rear of long tail drop tank.  Forward part of its pointy tail end matches to T-38 piece for last taper bit.
Without a cockpit for canopy to cover will do Brian's painted canopy treatment.  Fitting of Cutlass tails is next.

see attached
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 05:18:18 AM by finsrin »

Online Old Wombat

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2017, 08:43:23 AM »
Looking good! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2017, 05:06:05 PM »
Outstanding use of spare drop tanks, Bill!

I really like the look of those intakes! They compliment the nose nicely.

Brian da Basher

Offline Tophe

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2017, 01:43:11 AM »
This is more and more interesting... :-*

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2017, 06:39:19 AM »
Look what I found:



Amazing Stories Jun 1942 - The Avengers, Cover art by Malcolm Smith

Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2017, 12:17:37 PM »
Looky that !  ---  P-38ish similarity Saucer jet.  Cover could be inspiration for (now cancelled) Boeing ABL.
Doing last of parts fabrication, jet exhaust.  When thatz done can start final assembly.

Offline Tophe

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2017, 02:57:59 PM »
Looky that !  ---  P-38ish similarity Saucer jet.
Thanks for this discovery. I have invented the missing links with actual P-38...

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2017, 08:50:51 AM »
Not to derail Bill's thread, but a "Voyage to the bottom of the Sea" flying sub can donate the wings for the P-38 variant; there's a 1/128 kit that may be big enough for a 1.72 build.

There's also the 1/48 Martian ship from "War of the Worlds", but that would require difficult surgery through very slick plastic.

Tophe - what software do you use to make your isometric drawings? All three look good.