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how about a battle dammaged version
that would be a "crashed" AC130...because thats about the only way you will stop one!
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how about a shot up one
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how about a battle dammaged version
I find that normally happens naturally post-construction!!
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C-130

Cant wate!. I think most would vote 72nd, I like the bigger ones for detail fat broken fingers and blindness. keep an origional set of lines. I would love to see a Marine refueler with a pair of F-8E's guzzling in 48th hanging from line in the man cave. Also the navy drone caster with a full load would be sweet
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:43 AM
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how about keeping to the 1\33 scale of things.doug
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:18 AM
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1/33 would produce about a 48" wingspan
and make this way to big for the majority of interested modelers.

Not to mention the fact that I would have to start breaking up more parts to fit on the pages.
This means a lot more unnecessary seams and connections when building.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:39 AM
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I have to say "I like big models" I say go with 1/33!! much easer do downsize than upsize! Oh wait 1/33 wasn't a choice, Ok, go with 1/48 it will mach my space fleet...Rich.....ps..Tedparks let me know about that big sub (1/44?) oh yea BIG!!
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Dave,
I like them around a foot or smaller, but concur with the "easier to reduce than enlarge comments."

Re the base design. I recommend you go with a standard E model as your baseline (covers Vietnam to present time frame). Mold line is the same to get to the H or even J with a few changes to minor details mostly in the port main gear pod for the H. J is a stretch and engine/prop mods. Making a stretch variant can then be done just like the real thing - just add plugs fore and aft of the wing. Special Ops Talons are E and H models (variant nose on the H Talon II) and the gunships are all basically H models (U model is built on an H3 airframe).

There are lots of good references out there - let me know if you think I can help.

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I would suggest that an Entebbe Raid version might also be popular.

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Work on the redesign continues...

I have the cockpit and nose sections sorted out I think.
Some redesign on the windows, size and shape aswell as placement.
2 windows added that were missing.
A few tweaks to curves and part edges.
(The original Nobi kit does not use smooth curves on any curved part which really affects the fit and connection of parts...I am attempting to modifying all "curves" to be curves.)



redesigning the formers is a big factor...
not only to improve the fit but to compensate for changes I am making to the fuselage parts.
I have already altered the first three or four sections of the fuselage.

First section of fuselage fit pretty good, but the second part I completely redesigned.
Its now in two parts, like the first and third sections, but this allows me to even up both sides of the aircraft and keep the spine seam continuous.

Panel lines are a lost cause! lol ...so I am deleting what there and working from a couple of blueprint drawings,
I am attempting to create a new set of panel lines.



as you can see, I am building as I redesign, so i can see what I'm doing.
Disregard all the marks and pencil lines!

In case anyone was wondering about the size of this thing, heres a good shot of the forward sections.




more to come
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