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Republic Thunderspare (finished page 2)
« 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,

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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 09:50:27 am »
Correction: insects have 3 pairs of legs, spiders have 4 (in Real World, but what-if?)
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #3 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:
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 08:44:43 am »
Around bones, there are muscles (putty):

I have almost no putty remaining :-\ , I have ordered 2 more tubes today. ;)
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 02:23:03 am »
No more putty at all... (waiting for the ordered tubes):
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 03:03:49 am »
I bought a Heller P-51D kit, including 2 canopies (slightly different), so one comes here:
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2019, 09:41:07 am »
Sanding, then starting to add putty again... PSR is not fun :-\
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #10 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
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #11 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
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He probably means Pain In the Derriare (A$$)
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #12 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) :-\ <_<
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2019, 07:26:08 am »
I think Chris meant to type "P.I.T.A.", lol
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Re: Republic Thunderspare
« Reply #14 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
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