Author Topic: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA  (Read 8088 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #150 on: February 20, 2021, 01:10:06 pm »
Congratulations! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Thanks, bud! Someone on social media mentioned that it might be cool to do one just like this, but use the dual engines set up like that on the original T-38 instead of the single engine of the Viper. Might have to re-visit this some day. 
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #151 on: February 20, 2021, 01:17:26 pm »
One of those days huh?

The low angle sunlight works in its favour.  Pics look good.
 :thumbsup:
Thanks!!! Yeah it worked out well in the end. It was basically "golden hour" at that point, or very near it.

Certainly was one of those days! You set out to do something that should take 10 minutes, tops, only to finally finish the task nearly 4 hours later. lmao  Sheesh.
Well I like the look of it! ;D Well done! :thumbsup:
Big thanks!!  Turned out pretty neat, one of my favorite models now.  ;D

I've just realised what that extended nose reminds me of : XB-70 Valkyrie. Give it canards  ;)

That would be cool, alright!!! File that under another mod idea along with the twin engines for the next go-round....

It's not very often we have models photographed on a layer of SNOW!  :o

But it looks great.  :thumbsup:

Went from one extreme to the other didn't I?  Black mat and now white board and snow! It does look really cool... I should have thrown even more snow up there and ice crystals but I wasn't thinking of it at the time and in a hurry. 
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline chrisonord

  • DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5497
  • Paint it gloss??......HOW DARE YOU!!!
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #152 on: February 20, 2021, 01:41:42 pm »
Brilliant  looking bird Brad, and definitely looks like  it should  exist.  :thumbsup:
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #153 on: February 20, 2021, 02:15:22 pm »
Thank you!! We need to fire up an assembly line of these.  ;D   Good thing is old T-38 and F-16 kits litter the interwebs.  :wacko:
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 18246
  • Has a life outside What-If that is also What If
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #154 on: February 20, 2021, 04:12:58 pm »
Oh yeah, that looks good - nice one! :thumbsup:
Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
www.minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #155 on: February 20, 2021, 06:58:29 pm »
Thank you!  I'm really stoked people like it. One good thing about this is it has helped get over a lot of the anxiety I had about kitbashing. Definitely looking forward to more of this sort of shenanigan.
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline Rick Lowe

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2685
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #156 on: February 21, 2021, 01:22:36 pm »
So it was A Good Day in the end, the tap issues being sorted smoothly in the main and some good pics of a Great Model as well!

Chalk it up as a Win!  :thumbsup:

Offline buzzbomb

  • Full scale Arrow in basement
  • *****
  • Posts: 993
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #157 on: February 21, 2021, 02:01:03 pm »
Nice work. The NASA colours suit.

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #158 on: February 21, 2021, 05:43:05 pm »
Thank you, kindly!!  Wasn't exactly planned that way but I think it worked out for the best.
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline Tophe

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 18511
    • my what-if models
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 07:56:59 pm by Tophe »
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Offline Tophe

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 18511
    • my what-if models
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #160 on: February 22, 2021, 07:56:32 pm »
Give it canards  ;)
Ahem, maybe the canard version should have a rear wing somehow, this is more easy on paper than in plastic <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/F-16drwD_bz.jpg
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 07:58:12 pm by Tophe »
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2021, 11:34:40 am »
YEAH there we go!! Those are awesome!!
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline Glenn Gilbertson

  • Had fish & chips in Hull once
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1515
  • Remembers when Airfix kits cost 2s (0.10)
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #162 on: February 23, 2021, 03:52:47 pm »
A real beauty - it looks so right! :thumbsup:

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 30015
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #163 on: February 23, 2021, 04:06:13 pm »
Oooh what a sweet looking machine ! Sure looks good in this colours as well. Great idea, and even better execution ! I'll have to remember this one.

Cheers !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9673
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: **FINISHED** X/JT-47 "Valon" NASA
« Reply #164 on: February 24, 2021, 01:48:48 pm »
Thank you, sirs!!!!   This was a really fun project. The words part was dealing with the transfers but the rest was a blast. I wish all projects would.... "work" well like this. It was a lot of work getting it together but it wasn't like I had to force things and redo things over and over and over... it seemed like it was wanting to be built...    ;D
-Sprues McDuck-