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Title: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Atlantis on September 20, 2009, 11:35:35 am
I conceived this aircraft originally as an Aliens/ Halo - style dropship way back in 8th grade. It evolved over the years into a heavy ground/anti-shipping attack aircraft, which using as the subject for my design project for my Intro to CAD class. I conceived it as a stealthy replacement for the A-10 and A-6 intruder. Like the Lockheed F-35, it has three different versions, CTOL for the AF, Carrier take of and landing for the Navy, and V/STOL for the Marines. I actually built this model around two years ago but just now got around to finishing it. It's a 100% cardstock scratchbuild and the decals are from the Italeri A-6 kit, which I'm whiffing into an alternate Shuttle Trainer Aircraft.   
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/OV-104/P1010341.jpg)
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/OV-104/P1010354.jpg)
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/OV-104/P1010353.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Sauragnmon on September 20, 2009, 02:20:11 pm
Holy beefy bird, that looks pretty damn wicked, man!
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2009, 02:30:19 pm
I really like that :thumbsup:
That would fit into my SHADO themed builds, Have you used any plans to build this or is it grey matter grown. This is an excellent scratch build aircraft, and I would love to be able to build something of this quality.
Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Atlantis on September 20, 2009, 03:29:46 pm
It's all grey matter grown. However, I will be using it to make a pattern for my CAD model.
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 20, 2009, 03:48:21 pm
Cool thing! :thumbsup: Sure has that sci-fi-ish look!
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2009, 04:06:55 pm
It's all grey matter grown. However, I will be using it to make a pattern for my CAD model.
Nice one, if you make some plans for it I would be interested thats for sure
Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Stargazer2006 on September 27, 2009, 12:39:41 pm
Wow. The type looks pretty mean! However, there is one inconsistancy: Fairchild-Republic ceased to exist after the T-46A debacle. Don't know who owns their assets now, but it has to be either Boeing or Northrop Grumman, who else?
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: batmancustoms on September 27, 2009, 12:42:26 pm
cool
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Atlantis on September 29, 2009, 09:27:51 am
CAD model screenshot
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/OV-104/Screenshot.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 29, 2009, 01:16:18 pm
Very nice indeed, Atlantis! Your treatment of the panels is an excellent compliment to the somewhat boxy shape of this bird!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
Post by: Atlantis on October 15, 2009, 07:52:35 am
Final product of the CAD model
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/OV-104/untitled.jpg)