X-15 or F84-F Thunderstreak ??

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  1. exzealot

    exzealot Member

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    To all:

    I just finished the design and build of the F84-G (see other thread).

    My next project will be either the X-15; my all time favorite, or the swept-wing F84-F Thunderstreak. Which would you like to see??

    Ken
  2. Texman

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    Or, since there are models of both of those already available, why not go
    a slightly different direction and do the XF-84H Thunderscreach?
  3. NOBI

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    I would like to see X-15 from your work desk, Cheer
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    When will the f84g be available? That is one fantastically detailed model!
  5. RyanShort1

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    F-84F in Thunderbird markings...

    Ryan
  6. Billy Leliveld

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    The loudest plane on earth!!! :mrgreen:

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  7. cdavenport

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    If you are going to do the X-15, I would vote for a large scale version with interior details, perhaps a removable tail section that highlights the engine.

    Your work on the F-84 is sheer professional. Anything you do is fine with me!

    BTW, the Thunderbirds started in the Thunderjet! You can get more mileage out of your current creation with a repaint depending on how challenging a task that is.
  8. Billy Leliveld

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    But seriously a 1:33 X15 with lots of detail would be awsum..
  9. clif52

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    I vote for the X-15 I'm old enough to remember watching the test flights on TV as a kid. But after seeing your current design either ship would be great. Have you ever thought about a version of the original flying wing?
  10. Billy Leliveld

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  11. dhanners

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    Yeah, I'd go with the X-15, too. Aside from it being probably my all-time favorite aerospace vehicle (behind the Shuttle, that is) it'd be nice to have a good model of it. I've built a couple of modified and accurized versions of the Fiddlers Green offering, but it'd be nice to have a model of it in a larger scale.

    It'd also be nice to have a good selection of markings/coloration options. Between the three vehicles, there were quite a few differences in nose and tail markings, application of test sections with different ablative materials or finishings, and of course there was the all-white version that set the speed record.
  12. Billy Leliveld

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    And a pink one

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  13. Texman

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    Ah yes, the ablative coating. Designed to wear/melt away at certain speeds/temps
    to indicate the areas of interest to the engineers during testing.
  14. flying rasta

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    i feel like a kid lost in Toys "R" Us. Just one question?. where do you fit all these models when you complete them???
  15. dhanners

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    Here, for the heck of it, are a couple of photos of my FG X-15 builds. Probably the biggest tweak I undertook was "erasing" the white panel lines. They just look too stark against the black. Before cutting the parts out, I took a straightedge and a black marker and covered the white lines. Then I took the straightedge and a silver pen and, following the original lines, made rows of little dots to replicate the rivets.

    I also scratchbuilt, modified and/or accurized the engine nozzles on both models, added various antennas, etc.

    For 66671, I wanted to model the vehicle's first flight with the XLR99 motor. On that flight, '671 lacked the yellow "NASA" banner on the upper fin, so I had to scratchbuild the fin. Working with the "draw" function in Word, I found the correct font for the numbers, surrounded it with a big patch of black and then used the kit part as a template to cut out the new fin. Being that I'm not a designer, nor am I particularly computer-savvy, this is my low-tech way of doing it.

    So, yeah, it'd be nice to have a well-designed -- and bigger -- X-15.

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  16. Regie

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    Speaking personally, I either hide them in my attic room/office, but I'm now starting to hang them from the ceiling of my classroom. I don't teach anything even remotely connected to planes or flight, but the kids I teach seem to like them.

    Currently I have the Red Arrows display team (I haven't put them in formation yet, but I will...) and a B29 with Bell X-1 and a B52 with X-15. They're all FG models at the moment. I'm working on a Sqaudron of Nobi's Spitfires and a Vulcan Bomber.

    Oh, and to get back on thread? I'd love either, but a nicely detailed X-15 would be favourite I think. Huge thanks and respect to all you designers out there - I wish I had the talent!
  17. Regie

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    Oh, they are fine! Nice work dhanners!:thumb:
  18. Bowdenja

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    Shoot! Whichever you want to do.......... heck do one then do the other! Your first go round on the F-84 was amazing, I bet these will be cut from the same cloth.

    john