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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2019, 02:55:42 am »
Before the P-5456 was flown (and built in 35,000 copies scale 1), a feasibility prototype was the XP-5455, even more asymmetric:
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2019, 02:49:03 am »
The P-5456B model is finished: <_<
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2019, 03:04:07 am »
From 4 angles:
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2019, 03:07:12 am »
Seeing the sources, it seems I have failed in respecting instructions, like a (damned?) what-ifer... Shame on me! :angry: :-\ :unsure: ;D
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2019, 05:58:45 am »
That's truly awesome Tophe.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Will it stay sand colour or switch to your usual pale blue later on?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2019, 06:07:59 am »
Thanks!
I think it will stay like that because zero putty this time (I am very happy of that)
But when I turn to the other part of the same kit, the XB-31 part, there will be truncation and massive putty thus paint, sky blue yes. But not here.
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2019, 07:22:10 am »
In the same family, with the same unusual colours were many other derivatives.
The P-54455 & P-54466 below had lost both twin-boom layout and asymmetry, so (as a punishment) each of them was ordered in less than 10,000 copies:


And many more to come...
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 07:38:26 am »
The twin-boom layout was restored on the P-54455B and P-54466B

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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2019, 10:50:55 am »
Wow you  will certainly  hear  that when it flies over  :thumbsup: excellent build Tophe. :thumbsup:
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2019, 11:34:09 am »
Thanks a lot!

The next ones are just twin-pod flying wings, not twin-boomers:


They are coded XP-555 and XP-566, they are different (push-pull mainly) from the XP-55Z and XP-56Z.
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 02:58:22 pm »
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2019, 08:24:04 pm »
Thank you!

Fortunately, there were twin-boom versions P-555T and P-566T:

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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2019, 08:57:32 pm »
Without engine in the nose of the XP-54 component, there was the same process: the XP-5445 with 4 booms was rejected and General Tophe Sr ordered the twin-boom P-5445T in 12,000 copies (this is easy with taxpayers' money): ;)

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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2019, 01:53:02 am »
Very good Tophe.
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Re: Vultissop XP-5456 at 1/144 (finished page 2)
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2019, 09:51:20 pm »
Thanks!

The beginning of this family was maybe the XP-54Z aka XP-544, refused by the USAAF because having 4 booms but mass ordered as P-544A in a twin-boom version: <_<


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