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Offline Atlantis

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Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« 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.   



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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 02:20:11 pm »
Holy beefy bird, that looks pretty damn wicked, man!
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 03:48:21 pm »
Cool thing! :thumbsup: Sure has that sci-fi-ish look!
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 12:42:26 pm »
cool
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2009, 09:27:51 am »
CAD model screenshot

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #9 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!
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-24 Thunderchief II
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 07:52:35 am »
Final product of the CAD model