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Offline TheChronicOne

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**FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« on: December 26, 2020, 10:43:43 pm »
I haven't thought much about what it should be called or any back story other than minor stuff involving fictional "in world" balancing issues concerning the nose area and also its role, which is to be some sort of training aircraft, perhaps an intermediate between advanced training in the T-38 and full flight duty in the Viper.

Really, this all started because I was wondering..... and thought it might look cool to cram a Talon nose onto an F-16 body.  ;D



Monogram Viper, Starfix "Talon."  Quotes, because the Talon is just a slightly dressed up F-5B. Lucky for me, most if not all the stuff that makes the Talon portions of the model inaccurate are being deleted (such as intakes). The tip tanks are another innacuracy but since this is a new bird, I'm going to use them instead of the missile rails! Hell why not?! I think it'll look neat!  :lol:



Sawed up the Talon and also sawed the F-16. Somehow I neglected to take pictures of the cuts to the F-16 but on it I cut very tight around the cockpit and along the strakes type stuff that lead into the wing leading edges.

Fast forward to today/yesterday-ish and it all seems to fit together quite well! I've gone ahead and glued it together even. Gives me Sukhoi vibes.... as if they tried a single engine/tail design.  ;D











Next is to clean up all the joins, seams, and fill in a couple areas then I can move on to getting the cockpit/interior worked on.



EDIT: Thread title change. Formerly "T-16"
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 04:56:30 pm by TheChronicOne »
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Re: T-16
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2020, 11:58:18 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: T-16
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 01:56:31 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: T-16
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 02:19:59 am »
Really, this all started because I was wondering..... and thought it might look cool to cram a Talon nose onto an F-16 body.  ;D

Yep! :thumbsup:
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Re: T-16
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 02:41:29 am »
That's looking very good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: T-16
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 03:09:49 am »
That's looking very good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: T-16
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2020, 05:27:35 am »

That's looking very good.  :thumbsup:


In fact it looks a darn sight better than an RW F-16B!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: T-16
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2020, 07:27:13 am »
 :thumbsup: :mellow: :mellow:

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Re: T-16
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2020, 07:30:45 am »
it does look rather splendid  :thumbsup:   and rather aggressive as well, which always helps on a fighter
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Re: T-16
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2020, 07:37:06 am »
 :wub: (I feel in love with this bird lady)  :wub:
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Re: T-16
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2020, 08:00:26 am »
Great idea!  Nice execution.  :)   :thumbsup:
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Re: T-16
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2020, 08:01:17 am »
Reading the first few lines, I had serious doubts.
But it looks like it is going to work well.

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Re: T-16
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2020, 08:46:08 am »
Interesting, looking forward to seeing it grow.  The F-5 front end provides a hint of a 2-seater Typhoon.

And I missed the Gnat T2 until now.  Seamless modification  :thumbsup:

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Re: T-16
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2020, 11:22:21 am »
Thanks, everyone!!! I feel motivated now. I'm looking forward to getting back home from work to keep going.  :mellow:  I can't wait to get the putty work done and eventually get it primered up. I want to see what it looks like all the same color.
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Re: T-16
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2020, 11:50:24 am »
Cracking idea Brad, I  am liking  where this is going.  :thumbsup:
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