A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) Build Thread

Boof69

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This is a project that has had many starts, but seems to evade fruition. I will take my time with this one, but not too long I hope. These are a few shots of the finished studio. 17 separate image planes to include 12 cross sections and a separate side view of the fuse without wing and engine attachments. That should help for sure. Thanks oneder for the excellent 3-views and all the other reference material.
 

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Boof69

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I'll take a Xanax every day I work on it just to get through it. Thanks Brields for the support I think I will need just to get through this project. What a pal.;):rolleyes::p
 

abaser

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Maybe I should start taking them again then.:p

I'm sure you remember the effects they had on me.;)
 

Boof69

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First days progress

Here's what I got so far today. No control surfaces yet or curved wing tips. The canopy isn't even cut free. Long way to go still. Polys 3.380 unoptimized.
 

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Puzom

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Looks nice Boof!

What version you building, electric or turbine? Check the awesome turbine Flyeaglejet ARF A10 1:6.25 scale here http://www.flyeaglejet.com/en/index jet.html

This vid gives me goose bumps every time, the turbofan sound starting at 1:00 is just sweet. If only we could get this into RF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17h04ag1YHg

Here's some cutaways/blueprints that might come in handy.

More here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1563541
http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/modernplanes/fairchild/

Paint scheme idea:

Specialty scheme painted on a single Air Force Reserve aircraft from the 45th
FS / 930th OG located at Grissom AFB in Indiana. The stripes commemorated the 50th
anniversary of the "D-Day" invasions of Normandy in World War II.
USAF 930th OG, 45th TFS Hoosier Hogs, Grissom AFB, IN, D-Day 50th Anniversary May
1994. Images: http://hobbymastercollector.com/HA1304.html

Cheers!
 
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csgill75

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This vid gives me goose bumps every time, the turbofan sound starting at 1:00 is just sweet. If only we could get this into RF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17h04ag1YHg
If you can get a good clear recording of that sound you can have it put in RF. My Rolls Royce RB-211 Engine sound file has a similar noise to it as the RR Turbines have a distinctive sound "growl" to them that isn't heard in other big Turbo fan engines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjHKPcq4fzY
 

Boof69

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Looks nice Boof!

What version you building, electric or turbine? Check the awesome turbine Flyeaglejet ARF A10 1:6.25 scale here http://www.flyeaglejet.com/en/index jet.html

This vid gives me goose bumps every time, the turbofan sound starting at 1:00 is just sweet. If only we could get this into RF.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17h04ag1YHg

Here's some cutaways/blueprints that might come in handy.

More here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1563541
http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/modernplanes/fairchild/

Paint scheme idea:

Specialty scheme painted on a single Air Force Reserve aircraft from the 45th
FS / 930th OG located at Grissom AFB in Indiana. The stripes commemorated the 50th
anniversary of the "D-Day" invasions of Normandy in World War II.
USAF 930th OG, 45th TFS Hoosier Hogs, Grissom AFB, IN, D-Day 50th Anniversary May
1994. Images: http://hobbymastercollector.com/HA1304.html

Cheers!
I'm all set with reference material, but thanks anyways. This will be a turbofan and Csgill75 is going to put together a custom file for it. I need to do some thinking about what CS will be going on the A-10. I will get back to you on that.
 

Boof69

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More progress, but not much!

I blended the engine mounts into the engine nacelle and added some detail to the engines themselves. I will hold off on the compressor blades until I know I will have enough polys. I have added the gear pods, but they may need a bit more finessing. Also I cut the tail surfaces. Polys are at 6,768 unoptimized.
 

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jeffpn

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Yo've got everything fitting together very well. What's funny is that in it's current state, it looks like your A-10 should have 'Fisher Price' stamped on it. But I know in the end it will look spectacular, as your models only do.
 

jeffpn

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Just to clarify, at this stage of a model, the shapes are going to have to be simple, like a child's toy. If you put too much detail in early on, you'll lose control of your poly count.
 
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