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Offline Archibald

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« on: May 03, 2006, 08:09:45 am »
some days ago there was a thread in Alternate history about a Sonic Cruiser Tanker (to supercruise with the F-22 :P ). I just ask how it would be difficult to create a sonic Cruiser by slautering an 1/144 airliner model (I think particularly about a 757). What do you think about that?  
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 12:26:58 pm »
Slaughter away, but there wouldn't be much of a 757 left.  Sort of like converting a P-51 into a 707.  It could technically be done, but you have to define "convert" at some point.

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 12:54:30 pm »
You could use the minicraft B777-200 kit. It looks awefully alot like the fuselage on the sonic cruiser. You will need to make the nose more round. Perhaps some wings from a Concordski.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 03:22:16 pm »
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some days ago there was a thread in Alternate history about a Sonic Cruiser Tanker (to supercruise with the F-22 :P ). I just ask how it would be difficult to create a sonic Cruiser by slautering an 1/144 airliner model (I think particularly about a 757). What do you think about that?
I think this one might be able to keep up. ;)  :P This was a 1:200 727 and I added the tips of a 1:48 Mirage and 1:100 707 engines, modified for afterburner, of course. :)
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 07:07:52 pm »
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Sort of like converting a P-51 into a 707.  It could technically be done, but you have to define "convert" at some point.
 
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006, 07:55:49 pm »
Gentlemen, I'm certain that I speak for all of us when I say that these models must be completed and displayed as soon as possible. Please return to your workbenches and begin the final phase. We will not tolerate lame excuses like 'work' or 'family vacations', or even good excuses like 'funerals' or 'beer festivals'.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006, 11:14:34 pm »
No beer festivals? Why you cold hearted, evil son of a...  :D   :cheers:
 
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2006, 05:37:11 am »
Here's my mutant sonic cruiser-ish plane.  It's still in this state as I haven't had the patience to sit down and do all the sanding the fuselage requires.

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2006, 05:56:28 am »
Thanks everybody! I made some plans about it. My aim is to use the wings, tails and engines of the original model. This would gave something like a canard 777... this would be roughly similar to the sonic cruiser but lack the delta wing.

Maybe this sound strange, but I intend to use (slick) cardboard to fill the gaps (the kind of cardboard you find on model boxes. It's easy to cut and model, and strong enough to resist paint, glue and loads of a model.)
This would be a difficult task, but I think this could be feasible. The most difficult thing woulb be... finding a 777 model in the desert were I live :(

This is not a picture from Picasso : it's the plan I made of the modifications needed between a 777 and a sonic Cruiser  

 
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006, 11:36:05 am »
With so many halfway completed models, we almost have a group build of futuristic airliners already. Anyone wanna get in on this one?

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2006, 10:10:55 am »
If I can found a 777 model I will use this thread as basis (photos of the model in progression)
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2006, 10:52:05 am »
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If I can found a 777 model I will use this thread as basis (photos of the model in progression)
If you buy the hasegawa 1/200 777-200, you will be able to use wings from a 1/144 concorde or concordski. Should fit in scale.

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2006, 11:06:47 am »
Thanks a lot B777LR!!! Well with such signature you must be an expert in 777 kits :P
Seriously i really want to do it and create a thread a bit like Simon R and its Avro Vengeance (albeit I certainly couldn't make such an impressive achievement).
 
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006, 01:16:40 pm »
There's some models in this thread that need some serious completin'

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2006, 01:40:06 am »
I think you will be able to use the engines of the 1/200 777 kit as well. Add them above the wings, and yoiu wiill have a rough shape of part of the engine.
For the fuselage, just saw off the vertical stabilizor, and perhaps also make the setion arond the wing roots more round. Make the nose more round. Then the fuselage should be ready. Dont make the bottom part of the aft fuselage the top.  
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