Author Topic: Saucer Jet  (Read 3676 times)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2017, 01:01:41 AM »
I use Corel Draw Home X7 vectorial drawing software, and I created trigonometric calculations to build a slanting view from a 3-view drawing.
Anyway, drawing is easy but building this saucer "for real" (in plastic, not metal though) is the true challenge... ;)

Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2017, 02:09:33 PM »
Progress pictures. 
Wing spar from sprue for wing support.  First pass at nose & intake putty is done.
Look is taking shape.  Canopy needs solid treatment.
Next:  wings > tails > exhaust > landing gear.

see attached

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2017, 06:31:25 PM »
Looking good
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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2017, 01:04:40 AM »
IF you're still unhappy with the look (too turtle-ish) you could add horizontal chines at the hull centreline that fair into the sides of the P-38 pod and then blend them in with Aves. That would extend the saucer shape and reduce the "neck" of the turtle look. Something starting about the inside or outside edges of the inlets and then fairing in a curve to the sides of the pod.

Just a thought.

Like where this is going.

Paul

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2017, 02:58:23 AM »
I for one welcome our new turtlejet overlords. I'm envisaging a squad of four based in New York, wearing names...those of a certain age will understand :smiley:
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2017, 03:16:01 AM »
Wow! :-*

Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2017, 07:20:49 AM »
Thanks all.
Used three types putty.  Finding Vallejo 70.401 working best as final thinner coat.  At certain point will stop filling & sanding, call it good enough.  I build for the concept more than perfect finish. 
Perceptive suggestion tankmodeler. :smiley:   Probably leave as is so can finish and move on to next build.

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2017, 09:17:16 AM »
I like how the intakes flow towards the fins. The overall look is great!

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2017, 04:51:38 PM »
Does it say anything about me that I would have put the front fins a bit further around towards the front & made them about 3/4 the size, then put a second set of fins further back, about 1/2 the size of the front fins & angled down at about 15o? ???
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2017, 06:04:08 PM »
Hmmm,,,  Move wings forward and add down angled (kinda like Phantom) rear fins ?
Does say you are up to more work than me.

Wings are on, tails are on, and just got primed.    See attachments.
Now,,, what the heck color scheme to use ?

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2017, 06:57:45 PM »
The images should explain why this ray came to mind for this build (the last especially).

Southern Eagle Ray;




White Spotted Eagle Ray;



Ornate Eagle Ray;



Something simpler (still an Eagle Ray);


Spotted Eagle Ray underside (most Eagle Rays are mostly white underneath);

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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2017, 01:00:52 AM »
Fay Wray



Sorry. I had to...

;D

Offline Tophe

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2017, 01:39:48 AM »
See attachments.
Now,,, what the heck color scheme to use ?
Wonderful, and I like this grey color (as far as I am concerned) :-*

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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2017, 03:05:44 AM »
Sugar Ray? ;D




That is looking seriously cool, and I want one.
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Re: Saucer Jet
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2017, 04:20:50 AM »
Wow this just gets better with every update, fins!

My vote is for the Turtleplane but I like turtles. Something about carrying one's house with them is very appealing.

Looking forward to more,

Brian da Basher