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Title: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: Tophe on June 28, 2019, 09:25:52 am
Before I receive the Boeing 390 kit I have ordered today ( https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46654.0 ), there may be several weeks. So, waiting, I plan to decrease my stock of spare parts into an airplane or an object or an animal/machine compound like dear Ericr showed us ( https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=37003.0 ). A long time ago, I built a Grumman Sparecat ( https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,46388.0.html ), now this is the Republic Thunderspare.
With 8 parts from the Unicraft kit of Boulton-Paul P.79b ( https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46551.0 ), 4 pylon sets from Zvezda kits, 1 fin (or wing tip) of unknown source,
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3223_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on June 28, 2019, 09:27:37 am
The “thing” is taking shape, with its 4 half wings (without lift profile, ahem) and a push-pull layout. Maybe I will add 4 double legs like an insect, I will see.
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3224_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on June 28, 2019, 09:50:27 am
Correction: insects have 3 pairs of legs, spiders have 4 (in Real World, but what-if?)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on June 30, 2019, 01:52:27 am
Bone surgery (with plastic sprues) by Pr Frankenplein (myself), to build the pod that will be above the 8 legs:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3225_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on June 30, 2019, 08:44:43 am
Around bones, there are muscles (putty):
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3229_thunderspare.jpg)
I have almost no putty remaining :-\ , I have ordered 2 more tubes today. ;)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on July 04, 2019, 02:23:03 am
No more putty at all... (waiting for the ordered tubes):
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3233_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on July 14, 2019, 03:03:49 am
I bought a Heller P-51D kit, including 2 canopies (slightly different), so one comes here:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3272-thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 01, 2019, 09:41:07 am
Sanding, then starting to add putty again... PSR is not fun :-\
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3323_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2019, 06:16:52 am
Sometimes, but only sometimes PSR can be strangely relaxing if you get into a rhythm with it. But mostly it's a p.i.a.
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 02, 2019, 06:36:27 am
Thanks!
uh… p.i.a.? according to https://www.allacronyms.com/P.I.A. the meaning could be:
Peril insured against
Pakistan International Airline
Post Industrial Age
? ;D
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2019, 06:50:14 am
Thanks!
uh… p.i.a.? according to https://www.allacronyms.com/P.I.A. the meaning could be:
Peril insured against
Pakistan International Airline
Post Industrial Age
? ;D

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Scotaidh on August 03, 2019, 01:58:16 pm
Thanks!
uh… p.i.a.? according to https://www.allacronyms.com/P.I.A. the meaning could be:
Peril insured against
Pakistan International Airline
Post Industrial Age
? ;D

He probably means Pain In the Derriare (A$$)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 03, 2019, 07:49:58 pm
Thanks. Now I understand it cannot be said, staying polite/gentlemen... ;) ;D (but I approve this meaning for PSR, quite often) :-\ <_<
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: nighthunter on August 04, 2019, 07:26:08 am
I think Chris meant to type "P.I.T.A.", lol
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 04, 2019, 11:41:28 pm
"P.I.T.A.", lol
Any relation to "what a pity!"?
(A.Solzhenitsyn book about the Soviet gulag?)
https://www.amazon.com/Solzhenitsyn-What-Pity-Russian-Texts/dp/1853994251
 ;)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: NARSES2 on August 05, 2019, 06:09:44 am
I think Chris meant to type "P.I.T.A.", lol

Yes and no. We quite often drop the "the" in this part of the world.

Teach me to simply assume things about language - apologies.

(A.Solzhenitsyn book about the Soviet gulag?)
https://www.amazon.com/Solzhenitsyn-What-Pity-Russian-Texts/dp/1853994251
 ;)

Haven't read any Solzhenitsyn for a very, very long time and I wasn't aware of that one. Cheers Tophe  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 10, 2019, 02:24:57 am
Sanding again, putty again...
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3327_thunderspare.jpg)

Sometimes, but only sometimes PSR can be strangely relaxing if you get into a rhythm with it.
With a mask on my face I do not breath easily and it is not comfortable... :-\ :unsure:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2019, 02:35:48 am

With a mask on my face I do not breath easily and it is not comfortable... :-\ :unsure:

That's a lot of dust Tophe. Glad you are sensible and wear a mask  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 11, 2019, 09:26:30 am
Yes thanks.

And PSR again... :-\ :
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3329_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 14, 2019, 11:32:47 am
Next sanding, and the result is almost acceptable: (I may go on perhaps)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3331_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 16, 2019, 08:17:18 am
I run out of sly blue paint finishing my TF-51D model recently, so I am using the paint inside the P-51D Heller kit, and the "Matt Trainer Yellow" seems good for a weird thing with kinda wings (not an airplane exactly)... I am starting the paint step:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3332_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 20, 2019, 02:19:16 am
Close to completion. I will let the legs and "wings" black, paint the canopy black (except yellow frames).
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3334_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 01:31:35 am
The skorpio-like thing/animal/machine got legs and eyes: ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3335_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: ericr on August 25, 2019, 03:25:31 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 03:38:48 am
Thanks ericr, you know: even if I don't pay a ericr-Copyright, this model is very inspired by your collection "airplanes/animal/machines/tools mixes", so inspiring!
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=37003.0  :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2019, 06:23:08 am
The walking banana ?  ;D ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 06:59:54 am
Thanks for this idea! ;D
But the "model" was not finished and turns more to a machine with propellers now on: :unsure:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3336_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 07:10:17 am
With bigger spinners and kinda wings, the "thing" is finished! ;)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3337_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 07:12:24 am
other angle, more aggressive? (does it bite? or spit fire?) :unsure:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3344_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 07:14:52 am
the other side:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3345_thunderspare.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare
Post by: Tophe on August 25, 2019, 07:19:52 am
And from 4 angles:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_3341_thunderspare_x4.jpg)
I am glad this is finishing my Unicraft Boulton-Paul P.79b that I made as a glider, the engines coming here.
And for all the inspiration in these things not exactly airplanes, I thank dear ericr once more! :thumbsup: Thanks Master ;D
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2019, 07:25:24 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: kerick on August 25, 2019, 09:49:04 am
This leaves me without words so,  :thumbsup:  :wub:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: ericr on August 25, 2019, 12:55:35 pm

very creative use of those Zvevda stands !  :thumbsup:
I also have quite a few of them ... might be getting inspiration here  ;D

Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: zenrat on August 26, 2019, 05:22:22 am
Wonderfull.  I'm going to see these in my dreams now...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: Tophe on August 29, 2019, 08:51:01 am
Thanks!

very creative use of those Zvevda stands !  :thumbsup:
I also have quite a few of them ... might be getting inspiration here  ;D
Yes, quite the same could have been done without gathering spare parts from many kits: ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P-51_persp_A_da.jpg)
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: Tophe on August 29, 2019, 09:32:44 am
Yes, quite the same could have been done without gathering spare parts from many kits: ;D
And not necessarily on a P-51 basis:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38_persp_C_ga.jpg)
And the number of stands per result could be 2 or 6 instead of 4... ;D
Title: Re: Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
Post by: kerick on August 29, 2019, 10:56:53 am
Hmmm..... Eight legs gives it that spidery look. With wing it’s even more strange! Don’t tell my wife you made flying spider, she will freak out!