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A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:38:22 am »
I have ordered today a Heller 1/144 model of Fairchild A-10Thunderbolt II:

from http://www.heller.fr/4144-thickbox_default/a-10-thunderbolt-ii.jpg
My goal is to build it as twin-boom somehow, using the engine pods as booms (no matter if this would not work, what-if in the universe of dreams…?).
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 10:39:14 am »
I will receive it in a rather distant future, between 23rd and 27th of September, 2017 yes.
In the meantime, I may transform the 3-view with Photopaint to show the project:
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 10:53:19 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 02:24:10 am »
I'm surprised that you've gone for such a normal design  ;D no asymmetric layout or twin fuselage in sight  :o

I was expecting something more along the lines of this http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20140922/68c067af44be9f95fc3de55f3c4c926f.jpg

But still, as ever, looks like an awesome design  :thumbsup:
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 07:41:30 am »
Thanks a lot for this link, I did not know at all this picture! :wub:
But you know, I mainly love twin-boomers, twin-fuselage planes and asymmetric aircraft come in 2nd and 3rd in my crazy heart... ;)
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 08:44:08 am »
Try using a Bronco or Mohawk  :wub:

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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 09:42:30 am »
Good idea  :thumbsup: (on the principle), and I already used a Bronco 1/144 with a F-5 (see http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42978.45.html )
but this 1/144 Bronco was expensive, and I don't think I will buy another one.
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 09:04:47 pm »
Tophe, you need to let me know how good the kit is and what kind of weapons come with it

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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 09:18:16 pm »
Yes, I will tell you at the end of this month if the kit is good (usually I like Heller kits but I will see and confirm or not). :-\
For the weapons, I dislike them completely, and I can send you them by post, you would have a double amount for your one (or another 1/144 model)... ;)
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 09:29:57 pm »
go for it Tophe and show us some piccies of your progress!!
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Re: A-10T Twin-Thunderbolt-2
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 09:50:15 pm »
Yes, I will tell you at the end of this month if the kit is good (usually I like Heller kits but I will see and confirm or not). :-\
For the weapons, I dislike them completely, and I can send you them by post, you would have a double amount for your one (or another 1/144 model)... ;)
Thank you, Tophe, I'll do that!