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TBF-16B Twin-Boom Falcon (finished page 2)

Started by Tophe, August 06, 2022, 12:27:08 AM

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Tophe

from https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=39083.705
Quote from: Tophe on June 28, 2022, 10:51:07 AM
I have already built one twin-boom F-16 and I consider building another one, someday: <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/F-16drwG_cg.jpg
Now the day has come; I have ordered yesterday a Revell 1/144 F-16C (with 2 fins, 2 sets of tailplanes, 2 jet exhausts, as usual with this kit) and the delivery is scheduled Monday, soon!
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Good surprise this midday: delivery two days before expected! Amazon-France's F-16 seems not only the cheapest but the fastest, yes truly supersonic like a scale 1 F-16!

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5872_tbf16.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Here are the parts that I will use (my model will have no undercarriage nor weapon, being civilian and forever in the sky): <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5875_tbf16b.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

First drops of glue have been applied, the next step will be my usual truncation of the tail: <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5878_tbf16b.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

I thought I would install both jet exhaust side by side, just appearing on the rear a very little after the wing, nut no they are too big. Anyway, I have glued them all after the wing, I will use putty to make it acceptable; <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5884_tbf16.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Here with putty, this is easy (PSR will not be fun...) and I think after PSR I will glue both extra tailplanes there, as vertical fins, central, completing the big taiplanes as fins on the booms. <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5888_tbf16b.jpg
My first project was to install these little fins as downward completing the other ones upwards also on the booms but I changed my mind. Or not, I will see.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

To explain better, see the the drawing below: top = old project, bottom = new project <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/F-16drwG_dm.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Wardukw-NZ

Another funky idea from the Tophe house of design  ;D .
Its pretty cool dude with some very nice lines ..it reminds me of a drone the US built some yrs back..that looked surpurb  ;D
If it aint broke ,,fix it until it is .
Over kill is often very understated .
I know the voices in my head ain't real but they do come up with some great ideas .

Tophe

Thanks a lot! :thumbsup:
I am happy I am not the only one in the World liking this crazy project ;)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Quote from: Wardukw-NZ on August 07, 2022, 12:41:58 PM
it reminds me of a drone the US built some yrs back..that looked surpurb  ;D
Maybe you are referring to the HiMat?
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/himat_3view.gif
(a piloted version was considered)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Wardukw-NZ

Yup thats the bugger matey  :thumbsup:
You can see what i mean with your ideas and that drone and both look wicked ..come to think off it 1/48 Academy F16 kits dont cost that much  ;D
If it aint broke ,,fix it until it is .
Over kill is often very understated .
I know the voices in my head ain't real but they do come up with some great ideas .

Tophe

#13
Yes, and last year our friend perttime suggested that I draw a HiMat-like F-16, which I did:

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/F-16drwD_aj.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Wardukw-NZ

Well you drew that one mate so thats the one you should build  ;D..the profile is perfect and its kinda along the lines i was thinking about .
If it aint broke ,,fix it until it is .
Over kill is often very understated .
I know the voices in my head ain't real but they do come up with some great ideas .