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VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:52:28 am »
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My father sent me money unexpectedly for the new year, in case this is his last year (or mine) :-\
I ordered at Unicraft the Kogiken III twin-fuselage and the Mitsubishi Zero twin-boomer (radial Fokker D-XXIII), then a 1/144 F-16 to complete (I will turn it into a tail-sitter), and there was still a little money remaining: a Zwezda Ju-87 1/144. Thanks Daddy! ;D
The F-16 arrived first, sooner than expected, today:

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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 06:54:09 am »
I started immediately to build it/her:
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 07:25:23 am »
The worker Frank (Frankenstein?) Butcher came to the factory to help, and, uh...
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 07:26:28 am »
Then putty step:
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 03:33:54 am »
The unfinished model is already stranding proudly on the "ground", like the tailsitter it will be... :unsure: ;D
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 06:03:48 am »
This is very interesting, carry on!
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 06:24:37 am »
Thanks!
After a first sanding, the fin is glued on (and this will stand solidly when dry):
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 03:49:37 am »
With tailplanes holding the other side, the model is almost finished... but the grey of the putty is not the grey of the plastic, so I will paint the model, yes.
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 07:50:15 am »
Starting to paint (except the left wing, to hold the model while painting):
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 07:56:00 am »
That's neat Tophe. The plane looks good like that ! Especially with that terrible joint they made for the fuselage halves
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 03:55:25 am »
Thanks!
Now the model is finished:
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2019, 04:06:36 am »
from 4 angles:
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2019, 07:55:13 am »
Pretty darn smart, that one Tophe.  :thumbsup:
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2019, 09:38:07 pm »
Thanks!
If you wonder how the jet flame goes out of the nozzle because there is no distance with the ground, there is an explanation, technical: this derivative of the old F-16 (circa 1975) is dated 2035 and turbojets exist no more at that date. The VTOF-16 is powered by mental force, aka The Force, without flame, and the air intake is remaining for the aircondition device for the pilot. All right? ;D
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Re: VTOF-16 Tailsit Falcon
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2019, 11:27:54 pm »

Thanks!
If you wonder how the jet flame goes out of the nozzle because there is no distance with the ground, there is an explanation, technical: this derivative of the old F-16 (circa 1975) is dated 2035 and turbojets exist no more at that date. The VTOF-16 is powered by mental force, aka The Force, without flame, and the air intake is remaining for the aircondition device for the pilot. All right? ;D


Perfectly logical and straightforward Tophe.  :thumbsup: ;) ;D
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