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Old 01-27-2020, 10:50 AM
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Next one up

This is the color of the paper I have chosen for the RAF matadors.
More pictures of the assembly coming soon.
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Somewhere in the middle

So, now I know why the Airfix plastic kit didn't have the rear doors open on their refueling tanker.
Also this can be called a beta test build since the last one, the earlier posted Matador.

I've found some problems that need correction.
Somehow the cab in this rendition without the rear box section tends to lean back and causes problems.
I think it needs to be a separate "chassis" structure and then the cab over it.

I had trouble with the tank part. It originally didn't match/follow the size of the oval ends.
Had to redraw and add about 5cm (3/16") to it.

Also looks like from the rear, the door pattern needs to be wider so they don't angle out.

On the positive side, I now have the tread pattern sorted out so it matches the outer face of the tires.
I suppose it was always simple geometry calculations all along.

More stuff to add onto the model before the end.
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:43 AM
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wow looks good as it is nice
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