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PSS A-10 Thunderbolt II - another one

1 of 3 1/6th scale Warthogs

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Andy Meade07/04/2015 10:32:59
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Yeah it is - it feels like cheating, but then I did do the work to design the parts in the first place, so then I don't feel so bad!

So if anyone else building a 1/6th scale A10 (or any scale for that matter - I can shrink or enlarge these), drop me a p.m. and I'll get on it cool

Matt Jones07/04/2015 10:36:43
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It's not proper building though is it? cheeky

Andy Meade07/04/2015 10:38:58
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Oh crikey, Matt woke up! Nope, but neither is 3D printed pilots, so shush cheeky

Matt Jones07/04/2015 10:45:51
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I didn't organise those. cheeky

Phil Cooke07/04/2015 15:25:37
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Nice one Andy those 3D printed details look superb, I would definitely like to see you right for some of those parts nearer the time of completion for my A-10. Great stuff!!

Andy Meade07/04/2015 15:34:37
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yes no worries chap, just let me know when you need them - obviously before June I take it, so we can fly in formation...

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I have a few more to come off the printer tonight - lower centre dash, left and right hand dash (including throttle lever on l.h.), "wing" antenna thingy (no idea what this one is, directly behind cockpit).

Still to design and print - parts of the avenger; little humps front and rear (IR detectors?); square exhaust for stbd side; maybe the Pave-Penny lump - though I have no idea how this will cope in a landing.

Just sorted through some A10 pics, and it looks like the later versions did away with the monster vent and his little brother just in front of the ladder door. Oh well, it's getting fitted on mine!

I've just ordered a load of peel ply to do the wing's glassing in the method of Lord Fenton - I've not used it on the fuselage or tail parts as they change shape so much down their length, I didn't think it would work.

Matt Jones07/04/2015 15:40:32
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No Phil, don't do it!!!!!

Peter Garsden07/04/2015 17:20:01
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I think it would be a good idea if you could work on a 3D printed wind machine for the Orme just in case?

Andy Meade15/04/2015 08:54:31
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We didn't need that in the end Pete yes

I've now glassed everything but the wings, which should happen this week. Primer will be sprayed this weekend, but as I wait for epoxy to dry, I've been playing around with my dashboard. I now have MFD's made from keychain LCD's, that cycle through various images that I found on t'internet. The instrument panel has been painted up a bit, not sure I'm happy with it but it's easy to re-do if need be.

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Phil Cooke15/04/2015 10:57:25
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Wow - those MFDs look great Andy - nice one!! thumbs up

Andy Meade15/04/2015 11:21:29
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Cheers Phil! Of course, only good for ogling at when she's on the ground, but...I blame you lot cheeky

Phil Cooke15/04/2015 11:41:31
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Its gotta be right Andy to pass the 'scale police'. Fines in the bar otherwise. beer

Andy Meade15/04/2015 11:44:30
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Wait till one of those MFD's shows a nice piccie of a Vixen in some crosshairs wink That'll keep him quiet!

Andy Meade15/04/2015 11:53:28
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OK this is definitely going on both screens angel

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Phil Cooke15/04/2015 12:14:27
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thumbs up like it...

Peter Garsden15/04/2015 12:40:39
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That's amazing. How on earth did you manage to take that picture with a camera. Tee Hee.

Love the dashboard. Still waiting to see the wind machine for calm days though.

Andy Meade27/04/2015 09:20:46
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I 3D printed a spider like this :

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So it can sit up the chuff of an engine like this :

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With a suitably sized fruit pot on it to simulate the exhaust guide from the real thing.

Photo opportunity! Lots of sanding done on Saturday, so I assembled her in the garden. Not many jobs left to do now, the biggest of which is glassing the wings, but my peel ply is here now so I am happy :

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Phil May27/04/2015 09:42:33
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Looking good Mr Meade
Phil Cooke28/04/2015 20:41:14
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Yes! that's looking great Andy - those big wing fillets really finish it off nicely I must admit I'm not looking forward to making those on mine. It appears to have clocked up its first 'friendly fire' kill with that duck in the grass! thumbs up

Andy Meade28/04/2015 20:44:17
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Lol yes Thistle is a little swine for leaving that there! She kept waiting for it to be launched too...the Hog that is, not the duck!

Now I know I left out the huge blends for the pylons to the tops of the engines - just laid up some 1/16th balsa to the correct(ish) shape. Do I put them on or just leave it as is?

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