1/48 Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by NOBI, May 20, 2007.

  1. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

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    Wrinkleless...

    ...but as a CNC-ready set of surfaces for a River class frigate, prepared from a set of sections not unlike the carrier ones, I'd say it is pretty damned hot. And no wrinkles. But then I made sure the lines were fair before I started surfacing. Not that I'm telling an grannies round here how to suck their own eggs....

    Tim
  2. OldSalt

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    Here's a thought...why not move the Tim/Maurice sniping thread somewhere else and let us concentrate on NOBI's latest effort? Just my wrinkled 2 cents.
  3. Bowdenja

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    Ron............ you're right. It's my fault for getting this latest pecking fight going. Sorry.

    Nobi........... please do the tutorial on the joining strips............ one suggestion, and it might just be me, but I wish the strips where wider. Not that it matters really, I can continue to cut them larger.:grin:
  4. damraska

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    Hi Nobi,

    I notice you made the 'tipperons' movable--very nice. From the general size of the parts, I presume this will be a 1/48 scale offering?

    And some general questions for the studio audience:

    Let's imagine the XF-103 made it past the mock-up stage, all the way to production and deployment in active squadrons.

    What would the cockpit look like? Could one kit bash Nobi's model with another jet to produce a fairly close approximation? How about an F-105 (another Republic model)? I realize the seat lowered from the bottom of the mockup aircraft, and included a very unique ejection shield for the pilot, but what about the instruments and so forth. Would the production aircraft utilize a conventional ejection seat? What does the SR-71 use?

    If deployed to active sqaudrons, what markings would this plane carry?

    I did find another model of this subject with some very interesting features, like open weapon bays.

    http://www.collectaire.com/modelpages/xf103/xf103.html

    -Doug
  5. Ashrunner

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    I would think since the time frame was around the time the F-102 was being developed also, that the cockpit would look similar to that.

    Maybe a bit more room and a bit more dials, but similar.

    Or you can bash one from this photo of the mock-up cockpit.

    http://uscockpits.com/Jet Fighters/Republic XF-103 Mock Up.JPG
  6. Billy Leliveld

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    Here's a picture;
    Cheers, Billy
  7. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

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    My XF-103 will not have detail cockpit...just a wheel well :) hard to get information of cockpit :(

    about tutorial...i will explain how to make connection strip for my design. just a simple method and hope that my technics will helpful for modeler

    first at all choose your part what you want to make strip like below

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    after that remove panel line and decal you draw out from part

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    then use only half of part to do a strip, because this is symmetry part

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    select a polyline what you want to have a strip in there and use offset curve function from curve > offset curve

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    i decide to use 5 mm strip for my model so i will offset polyline to 2.5 mm. each side

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    then draw a polyline to close all open shape

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    select polyline as show in picture below then use function array along curve from transform > array > array along curve

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    choose Distance between Item option and type 2.5 inside a box press ok

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    you will get a polyline along curve with 2.5 mm distance each line

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    offset side curve as below with 2.5 mm. distance

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    draw a polyline to close all open shape

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    make a strip in another side of part

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    select all line and mirror it

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    this is what you get

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    trim all no need line

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    you will get a U type strip :)

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    and you can make L type strip too

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    apologized for my poor English but i think pictures will explain all i want to say :)
  8. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

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    NOBI, if a picture is worth a thousand words, that is 20,000 words-worth of explanation!!! Excellent!

    Tim
  9. Willja67

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    I learned something new. Thanks Nobi.
  10. Alcides

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    THANK YOU !!! Nobi. This is great.

    The english doesn't matter. English isn't my mother language and I understand perfect.

    More, I've finished the strips for my pulqui with your help. I was strugling with that.

    Thank you !!! again

    Alcides
  11. NOBI

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    Another progress... label and instruction is finish...can't wait to color her :)

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  12. Amazyah

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    Looks great Nobi! I can't wait for you to color her, either!:grin:
    I'm gonna have to give this one a try myself! A very nice looking XPlane!

    Russell
  13. NOBI

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    coloring start...not finish yet but test build soon :)

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  14. cmdr199212

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    hey nobi to deveate a little i tried building ur s3 but you dont seem to have instuc. for all of those little pieces. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Ashrunner

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    NOBI can probably help you, but the S-3 was his first design. I believe a number of people on this site have build the model and will be able to help you. You might want to list the parts you are having trouble with.
  16. NOBI

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    just finish coloring...begin test build now...will be release soon :)

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  17. cmdr199212

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    about the s-3 i didnt see gear wells 4 front no gear doors and a couple of odd pieces that i couldnt find out what to do with.

    Barry