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Title: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 12, 2019, 08:36:49 pm
Haven't thought of a name for it yet. I know I drew a pic of my idea many moons ago, so maybe I named it then ? Once I find the pic I scribbled I'll know  :thumbsup:

When I dreamed this up all those moons ago, I saw it as both a bigger load carrying USAF bird, and a carrier based bomber. I accrued a few kits, I think I sent salt6 some parts way back when as well. Him looking for bits was a good enough excuse for me to go get another one. I then realized, that I wanted the bird to be a two-holer, it just didn't fit having this big twin as a single seater. Fast forward to a few weeks back, when I stopped at Dean's in Owosso and found one.

I do admit I hummed and hawed, and rally stressed about how I would start. Then I read a motivational / self help book ( The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck ). One hapter was about reorganizing thoughts and beliefs.

The usual way of thinking ?

Inspiration = motivation = action

How about :

Action = inspiration = motivation

Hey, works for me ! Any road, more than chuffed on the way this has started. I was going to use bits from an F-14, but they just werent right, and would have made more work. My next excuse was needing more styrene options, mostly square tubing.

Action = Inspiration = Motivation. So I opened a beer and got to work !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49211626901_efc2656315_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hYEsaT)A45B2B40-A297-4F26-8ED1-D3C5BB458C7C (https://flic.kr/p/2hYEsaT) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49211850617_5221cc3c9b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hYFAF4)2C6DCF8A-86D6-47F6-9768-85F9B39B537D (https://flic.kr/p/2hYFAF4) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Tophe on December 12, 2019, 09:37:00 pm
I like it (not the beer but the model) :thumbsup:
Good project of single nose double tail F-105, wow! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Scotaidh on December 13, 2019, 01:42:02 am
That's going to take some serious area-ruling!  :)  I like it!  Are you going to leave the tails vertical or slant them a bit?
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 13, 2019, 02:57:29 am
Whatever else, it's going to be FAST!  :o
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 13, 2019, 08:12:31 am
Thanks guys. Yes for sure, lots of work ahead. But as I stated I just started cutting and glueing, in the hopes that it would come together. It wasn't long after that I'd wished my two rear fuselages were longer, as well as my cockpit section. But that's how I roll lol.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Tophe on December 13, 2019, 10:06:00 am
This model is so inspiring, it was copied by Dassault, see on my CGI topic https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=10054.150
How many $ billions Dassault should pay you? ;D
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 13, 2019, 10:16:38 am
4 billion sounds fair  :wacko:
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Tophe on December 13, 2019, 10:41:31 am
Yes, all right: USD 4 billions = CAD 5.2727476944 billions, enjoy!
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 13, 2019, 12:35:21 pm
Cheers Tophe ! The beers are on me  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: The Rat on December 13, 2019, 09:02:58 pm
GOBSMACKED!
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 14, 2019, 08:15:18 am
Cheers guys. I'm going to extend the wing all the way to the inner fuselage, by using bits from two sets of wings. I also plan on widening the intake to suck up enough air for each engine, and that will also help fair in the sides.
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 19, 2019, 01:19:53 am
Wow... this is gonna be epic!  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 19, 2019, 06:07:16 pm
Thanks ! I hope to get a bit done to her this week....and I also hope to find my original drawing.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Cobra on December 19, 2019, 07:36:34 pm
i think a Good Name for the Twin F-105 might be Double Thunder! that Work for You,Captain? Keep up the Superb Work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Dan
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Scotaidh on December 20, 2019, 12:47:52 pm
i think a Good Name for the Twin F-105 might be Double Thunder! that Work for You,Captain? Keep up the Superb Work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Dan

I think I'd call it the "Blood & Thunder" ... a friend used that as an expletive.  :)
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 20, 2019, 03:14:33 pm
Double, blood and.....I like them both !

Cheers guys !
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2019, 05:22:32 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49296102841_4202b2f7ca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i78pVB)DSC_1250_zps012e9686 (https://flic.kr/p/2i78pVB) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2019, 05:23:24 pm
As you can see, it's too late to do the 72nd/ 48th scale original idea lol
Title: Re: Twin F-105
Post by: Tophe on December 29, 2019, 08:53:20 pm
 :thumbsup: Thanks for this nice drawing anyway (even if the plastic model will be a little different). :thumbsup: