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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2018, 07:15:35 am »
Love watching your master classes, Steven! Keep it coming! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 11:38:55 am »
Thanks everybody for your kind words and wonderful support!  :thumbsup:

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Make sure it's all hardened before you try and sand it.  Makes a mess if it hasn't...

Oh, it has been cured for months now. 

How about some progress of my carrier based Su-34? I have always loved the side-by-side seating of the Su-34 but did not care for her nose. I’m going to give mine a nose job. A rounder look like more like the Su-33 UBK. I turned a new rounder nose for her, but the amount of reconstruction to get it to fit is just not worth it.





 So, I started looking for other nose ideas and came across an image of a JASDF F-2. Got another piece of high-density foam and started shaping her new nose more like a F-2 radome.



Once I was happy with its shape, I wrapped the joint where it meets the fuselage with some vinyl tape to make it leak proof. Next, I stood her nose down so I could back fill the nose with resin making a plug to ensuring a perfect fit to the body.  The high-density foam that I made the nose from is very porous and needs to be sealed for me to mold it. So, I placed the nose on piece of aluminum foil formed into a tray and pour resin all over top of it then let gravity do the rest.





The cured resin forms a hard and sandable shell around the new nose.



 I then molded and casted a master part in resin. I added some lightning strips made from thinly cut Dymo tape and remolded it. A few days later, I wasn’t happy with the size of the lightning strips. I used the molded in strip as guides, scribed in and sanded off the rise ones.



Here's her new nose along side the resin coated foam blank.



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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2018, 07:00:56 am »
Terrific work  :bow:
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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2018, 08:19:19 am »
Utterly amazing, I wish I had that technology at my fingertips.  :bow:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2018, 09:49:18 am »
Wow, that's some impressive building right there. I love the results, too.
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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2018, 09:36:37 am »
Thanks Guys for the continued support :thumbsup:

This weekend update is about the Bad Girl of the bunch. For the wings of my carrier based Su-34, I needed a 2nd Su-33. I cut the wings from the upper and lower fuselage halves and threw her into what was becoming the “Parts” box. Upset that I used her for her body wings, I started searching for ideas to get her some new wings. I came across hasegawa anime fighter with some wing that would look sexy on her. After some time in photoshop scaling and printing, I came up with this. Not too sure about the placement of the horizontal stabilizer.



This will be my first-time scratch building wings. The issues I foresee is the structure, making sure the wings will be strong and not flimsy. As well as making sure from side to side, they look the same. Pretty girls require a ton of attention and this one is no different. Since she is special, she does not have a traditional air brake. Like most modern fighters, she deflects her flight controls to maximize drag. So, I glued and filled the  kits air brake and rescribed her panel lines.



I printed out her new wings, spray mounted them to some illustration board and cut them out. She is going to the Pretty Girl of the bunch for sure  :wub:.



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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2018, 04:41:36 pm »
Wild! :mellow:
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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2018, 07:56:18 am »
Wow....
I am enthralled with what you are doing with these sukhoi's I really am. Just try not to get abducted by any dubious looking Russians ok ;D ;D
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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2018, 08:56:10 am »
I started searching for ideas to get her some new wings. I came across hasegawa anime fighter with some wing that would look sexy on her.

Ahh, that looks like the wing planform from the 'Shinden II' fighter from the Ace Combat video game series. Hasegawa released a 1/72nd scale kit of it, I think.
It always interested me with the shape and the design, especially as it was designed by one of my favourite mecha designers, who is also a massive aircraft nut. I would pick one up, but 72nd isn't really my scale.

It looks great on this though, and I'm excited to see what comes of it!
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Re: My Sea Flankers: An Adventure into my Imagination and Insanity!
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2018, 03:02:04 pm »
Thanks guys  :thumbsup:

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Ahh, that looks like the wing planform from the 'Shinden II' fighter from the Ace Combat video game series.

Good guess but it from Hasegawa Macross 29 VF-31 Siegfried Hayate Custom "Macross Delta”



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