Designing the Su-7, Su-9, Su-17, Su-22 and MiG-21

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by Paragon, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. sdk2knbk

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    Glad you liked the pix. Just as well about the gallery, since the colors are so goofy on the Demon. I wondered about the model being the same as on that cover, so it really was just a coincidence? Hmmm... Even without the cuts, a depression formed in the upper half of the fuselage part anyway. After I get more color ink, I'll build another one and try the other way, too. My mistake was in not taking a closer look at your original before I built mine.

    I'd build the Hun next, but need another color cartridge first. Pix to follow (again) when I do. Thanks much again.

    Scott K.
  2. Paragon

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    Well I couldn't tell what was wrong with the Demon. It still makes a good picture, on top of the Squadron Signal cover.

    I'm considering making some other sort of gallery....
  3. Nothing

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    nice job on the picture . looks real!:)
  4. edi

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    indeed, you can hear the roar of the engines, good job on the pic:thumb:
  5. Paragon

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    Work is progressing on the F-102, the prototype is printed and ready for construction. Meanwhile, I was checking the list of fighters, and realized the Air Force actually called the F-4 Phantom the F-110 Specter for a very short time, meaning it technically can fit in the Century series. Do you all think I should include it? (Like any of you are going to oppose another free Phantom model :roll: )
  6. Nothing

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    hey im game!;)
  7. Paragon

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    Here's some progress on the F-102:

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  8. sdk2knbk

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    Nice looking Deuce, Paragon! I'll be glad to build a decent one, finally. The FG version has to be the worst model in their lineup (at least of the ones I've built).

    Scott K.
  9. Nothing

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    very good looking!
  10. Paragon

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    Finally, I've uploaded some pictures of a colored Duece. I was having trouble with photobucket last night, not sure why. I restarted my computer and waited until this morning to try again, one of those helped.

    You might notice that, unlike a lot of my models, the F-102 includes a lot of little details that you can choose to add. I only reccomend this for those of you with a lot of patience, the parts are very small and hard to work with. Scaling the model up, of course, would resolve that problem. Anyway, I decided to include the nose "spike", and fins on the wings and tail, something I normally wouldn't do. The kit also includes landing gear. I'm considering adding fuel tanks, open weapon bays and missiles. We'll see.

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  11. newcomer

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    looks great
  12. Paragon

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    The F-102 is up! I only made one other version, and its another USAF scheme, sorry, I was having trouble finding images of the Duece in service with both the Hellenic and Turkish air forces. Once again, I've released files that might make it easier for those of you who want to recolor the F-102 yourself.

    Landing gear included on this one, with a better solution for the gear doors than the Hun, but no payload on this one.

    Anyway, my next project should be fun, the Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior! I have a lot of images of this one, but none are great. I was hoping someone else might have some better 3-views than the ones you can find on Google.
  13. sdk2knbk

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    Another nice one! Thanks! Have you seen this site?; http://wp.scn.ru/en/ Many side profiles, a few full 3-views. The side views may be of limited use, but should help some. I see 4 Turkish and 2 Greek Deuces listed.

    Some interesting XF-103 info here; http://kura11.hp.infoseek.co.jp/mswkits/mswkits.htm I like their Pennsylvania ANG version (I'm looking for a decent view of a PA ANG Deuce, too).

    Scott K.
  14. Nothing

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    thank you for another excellent model paragon! well done.
  15. Paragon

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    No, I'd never seen the first link before. It looks very useful.

    I've seen that page on the XF-103 though, and I agree, that Penn ANG looks very good. I'll probably do the USAF and ANG versions. Anyway, time to get to work on the model.
  16. Paragon

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    Well, the XF-103 was very easy to design actually, and I really like the shape. If tonight ends up being a slow night, I could have it ready for download!

    Here are some pictures of the prototype:

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    Very nice! It really puts mine to shame (I'm learning...).
  18. Paragon

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    Yours was actually pretty helpful, there aren't a lot of reference images of it out there.

    Its not "accurate" (how accurate can you be with a plane that only reached mock-up?), at least with some of the other models out there, but it gets the general shape right.
  19. Paragon

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    I think this is one of the quickest models I've designed, finished in one day!

    Anyway, two versions are available, a USAF version and Pennsylvania ANG version. There are also two files available for those of you who want to recolor it.

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    Both the USAF and ANG versions were updated to correct some small problems with USAF markings.