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slanting view of XF-12(Z)

Started by Tophe, June 12, 2020, 08:27:19 PM

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Tophe

I have never made the drawing of the pretty XF-12 Rainbow to invent zwilling derivatives or something like that. I told myself "this is long and boring, like several days" but this "one-week-GB" is a good reason to try and make it.

As source, the 3-view that I will use, with trigonometric transformations of mine, will be: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/attachments/republic-xr-12-rainbow-gif.99734/

There is already one slanting view drawing at https://imgbin.com/png/XrgZLJnN/aircraft-avro-lincoln-republic-xf-12-rainbow-propeller-png but with a strong conical effect, like drawn from a photograph shot at short distance and this is not what I want to do, but choosing my personal (usual) angle of view, and at long distance, in order to double it simply (without conical calculations) into a twin-plane. (And building slowly a vectored drawing of mine makes it, finally, more easy to play with inventively, rather than bitmap transformations like Photoshop).
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on June 12, 2020, 08:27:19 PM
As source, the 3-view that I will use, with trigonometric transformations of mine,
To start, this morning, I am building with Corel Draw the box aspect of the 3-view following my usual angle:

Then I will just have to draw lines, I will show you step by step, the intermediate aspect.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

I have made the lines for what I will keep from the above view, then I moved the profile on it and there will just be to modify the lines to match:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Then adding/modifying lines for the fuselage/nose/tail:

Still to do: the engines/propellers and (maybe) wings/tailplanes dihedral.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

kitbasher

Good to learn how you go about making your profiles, Tophe.
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: kitbasher on June 12, 2020, 11:34:43 PM

Good to learn how you go about making your profiles, Tophe.


I've often wondered that too, they usually just appear as if by magic.  ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

This is going to be fascinating to watch  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Tophe

Thanks!
Now the engine pod (or at least one, the others will be made from copies with small adaptations):
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Finishing the engines part:

(to be cleaned removing the temporary copied parts of wings)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Apart of dihedral handling, the XF-12 drawing is now finished:

This is an important step because the basis of the zwilling/twin-plane XF-12Z may be such a flat version (the double fin for control requiring no wing dihedral in W shape, fragile in fuselage junction). Only for the standard XF-12, with single fuselage, will I make the dihedral modification, maybe tomorrow.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on June 13, 2020, 04:43:52 AM
Only for the standard XF-12, with single fuselage, will I make the dihedral modification, maybe tomorrow.
Before making it (tomorrow), I have prepared the basis of transformation: <_<
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Now I have moved the points following the dihedral guides of yesterday:

When removing guides, the XF-12 drawing will be finished. In a few minutes. But exporting to jpg then Imgur will make it coming here later.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

Here is the first result: <_<

Of course will follow a He-111Z-like version: with more engines and separate tails.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

After the test of the XF-12Z prototype, 13 copies of YF-12Z were ordered, built and flown: <_<
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Tophe

After the relative success of the YF-12Z, 800 copies of F-12Z were ordered (with different layout: no need of double crew and so many engines). But alas this was cancelled: :unsure:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]