Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#3518690 - 02/14/12 10:16 PM New P-40 model walk around  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Rotton50 Offline
Senior Member
Rotton50  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
I brushed up John's new P-40 model for, well, selfish reasons. I'd like to get it into the DAW planeset. I had a bunch of texture mapping alignment problems to fix, a couple of R/S issues and I added 3D landing gear struts as well as a middle antennae wire:





It needs a little tender loving care on the skin but otherwise I think it's ready to go.



While I was at it I turned my own HR Republic P-35 into an Re2000 for the DAW scenario:


Raymond S Otton
Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#3518701 - 02/14/12 10:30 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 13,332
Col. Gibbon Offline
Former 3DZ Grand Master
Col. Gibbon  Offline
Former 3DZ Grand Master
Veteran

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 13,332
Looking good Ray. cool

But stand by for moans on the aerial wire position. I can't find the pic I was send by Perter, but I'm sure he will steer you in a good direction. wink


Supports EAW 1.29.exe, Drop in and Play Technology. wink

1.29 download
#3518726 - 02/14/12 11:17 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 8,536
Knegel Offline
Hotshot
Knegel  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 8,536
Hi Ray,

did you link the flaps to the flaps action code??

For sure thats a beauty!

Greetings,

Knegel


1st engined flight by Richard Pearse, Waitohi, New Zealand, March 31, 1902. Karl Jatho, 1st flight, 18.August 1903, Hannover-Vahrenheide, real controlled flights.
The Wrights, 1st flight, 17. December 1903. They wasnt the 1st, but still claim this!
#3518731 - 02/14/12 11:23 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Rotton50 Offline
Senior Member
Rotton50  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
No, I forgot to do that, Ralf, thanks for the reminder.


John, as per your e-mail I checked a number of pictures of RAF Tomahawks and the placement seems correct now.


Raymond S Otton
#3518773 - 02/15/12 12:34 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
iron mike Online tunes
Senior Member
iron mike  Online Tunes
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
Maryland, USA
Ray, send me a copy of the model so I can finish up the skin that's on it. I spent quite a few hours getting that shark mouth just right.
I've also got several for the Adam and Eves AVG unit.

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3072929.html#Post3072929







and








#3518879 - 02/15/12 04:29 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: iron mike]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,079
Brit44 'Aldo' Offline
Every Human is Unique
Brit44 'Aldo'  Offline
Every Human is Unique
Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,079
Sorry to TWI, but you guys rock!


TPA who TWI
#3518996 - 02/15/12 11:35 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,505
Fran_Zee Offline
Senior Member
Fran_Zee  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,505
Bavaria
Thanks, John, Ray and Mike
for this wonderful Tomahawk (British name for an American Lady wink ) Will be a gem for any North African scenario. And, of course, she looks sooo beautiful - better than the Kittyhawk IMHO.

Ray, the Reggiane Falco I looks gorgeous, too. Just a little hint - the main differences towards the P-35 are the air intakes above and below the radial. Look here:

http://www.finn.it/regia/immagini/musei/fvm_reggiane_re2000_falco1_01.jpg

Would it be possible to add at least the large intake on top? Then this would be a perfect add-on for a Malta scenario. The Re.2000 operated mainly over Malta and over Northern Tunisia using its bases in Sicily. The Regia Aeronautica didnt have many Re.2000; the main users were Sweden and - Mike will be pleased - Hungary. Hungary acquired 70 Italian planes and produced 200 to use it in its Airforce. Listen, Mike, they used a very colourful camouflage:

http://www.acesofww2.com/hungary/Hungary.htm

The main Reggiane version over Malta and Northern Africa was the Reggiane 2001 Falco II, equipped with the German DB 601 engine, the same as for the Bf109E and Bf109F:

http://www.mauroantonellini.com/joomla/aeroplani/41-reggiane/74-reggiane-2000-2001-2002

The successors were:
Re.2002 Ariete "Ram-Aries"(radial engine)
Re.2005 Sagittario "Archer-Sagittarius"(inline engine DB 605 - Bf 109G and K), which is the most beautiful IMHO of the Reggiane versions:

http://www.hyperscale.com/2010/reviews/kits/sword72031reviewmd_1.htm

I know youre a What-If aficionado, Ray. Heres the Re.2007, a jet project, for you:

http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/axis/ity/wanta2007.htm

burger


Greetings

Fran

http://www.sandbagger.uk.com/franzee.html
______________________________________________
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."

( Bertrand Russell )
#3519016 - 02/15/12 01:02 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Rotton50 Offline
Senior Member
Rotton50  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
Already at work on the top side air scoop, Fran.

I have a very good book about the Republic Aircraft Company that details how the P-35 design was used as a base for the Re-2000. Without financial remuneration I might add.

The author is critical about the fact that the Italians were able to fit flush retracted landing gear to the wings long before Kartvelli did.

Interesting that the lowly P-35 led to two distinct development lines. The Re200* series and the P-47 series.






BTW, I grew up 10 miles from the main Republic plant on Long Island, NY.( It's a shopping mall now. )


Raymond S Otton
#3519283 - 02/15/12 06:52 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,245
PeterMBooth Offline
Member
PeterMBooth  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,245
Pontypridd, South Wales,UK
John & Ray,

Nice one! RE aerial wires John, is "Perter" me or another one - my memory is not good these days and it has been on the stocks for a while.

Cheers

Pete


With increasing age should come wisdom and tolerance, but as the saying goes, "there is no fool like an old fool" as I prove regularly!

#3519303 - 02/15/12 07:08 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
iron mike Online tunes
Senior Member
iron mike  Online Tunes
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
Maryland, USA
Thanks for sending the model so quickly Ray. I see that you've fixed the 'little finger' that sat at the front of the wing root. It drove me crazy...

Fran, boy is it good to have your eyes and knowledge back with us. Thanks for the Magyar information. I recently acquired a book on "Hungarian Aces of the Eastern Front" and your link add to the book will enable me to do some more skins for A Magyar Kiralyi Honved Legiero in my Eastern Front collection.

#3519306 - 02/15/12 07:12 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: iron mike]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Rotton50 Offline
Senior Member
Rotton50  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: iron mike
It drove me crazy


Short trip. exitstageleft


Raymond S Otton
#3519529 - 02/16/12 02:34 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,644
FlyRight Offline
Senior Member
FlyRight  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,644
New Jersey-US of A
thumbsup but since Fran brought up the what-if, anybody remember this fictual CFS pic posted here a year ago...???



...something else to chew on incase you get bored!

#3519548 - 02/16/12 03:12 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: FlyRight]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,722
Flying Tiger Offline
Senior Member
Flying Tiger  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,722
Geelong . Australia
tomahawk/p40c looking good ray...when finally tweaked
could u blokes produce an alternative skin minus
the shark mouth,reason being that some raf variants
did'nt have it, plus there are several different shark
mouth designs for the avg models....













big ta if poss.....


Flying Tiger
#3519606 - 02/16/12 05:20 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Flying Tiger]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
iron mike Online tunes
Senior Member
iron mike  Online Tunes
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
Maryland, USA
Roger that Ade.

#3533867 - 03/07/12 02:46 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: iron mike]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
iron mike Online tunes
Senior Member
iron mike  Online Tunes
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
Maryland, USA
Pilot Officer Jack Bartle, 6.5 kills with No.112 Squadron displayed his Aussie roots with a kangaroo on his machine...





And as his wingman, GA - A SN. AK461




Each machine carried a unique shark mouth in No.112. The ground crews and pilots painted their own toothy grins rather than follow one set pattern. Thanks to Pete Booth for researching No.112 and coming up with codes, serial numbers and illustrations.

More to come... Charge

#3533956 - 03/07/12 06:47 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 8,536
Knegel Offline
Hotshot
Knegel  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 8,536
Iam realy looking forward to this!!

The P40C(not the later models) imho is one of the most beautiful planes ever build. The proportions just fit. smile

With such a skin it will be a pleasure to shoot it down. biggrin

The later P40s look more like a Buchon in comparison to the 109G, just ugly(ok not that ugly, but the proportions dont fit anymore).

btw, Ray, did you fix the flaps action code??


1st engined flight by Richard Pearse, Waitohi, New Zealand, March 31, 1902. Karl Jatho, 1st flight, 18.August 1903, Hannover-Vahrenheide, real controlled flights.
The Wrights, 1st flight, 17. December 1903. They wasnt the 1st, but still claim this!
#3533968 - 03/07/12 08:32 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Rotton50 Offline
Senior Member
Rotton50  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,887
Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
Yes the action codes are correct now but i have to fix a missing element in the wing root.

I'll be working on that today now that the Skua is finished.


Raymond S Otton
#3533988 - 03/07/12 09:23 AM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 13,332
Col. Gibbon Offline
Former 3DZ Grand Master
Col. Gibbon  Offline
Former 3DZ Grand Master
Veteran

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 13,332
Any Glide problems? biggrin


Supports EAW 1.29.exe, Drop in and Play Technology. wink

1.29 download
#3534130 - 03/07/12 03:28 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Col. Gibbon]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
iron mike Online tunes
Senior Member
iron mike  Online Tunes
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,057
Maryland, USA
Not that I'm aware of. I've got to zero in on the palette and fix the transparencies but it looks OK.

yep



#3534322 - 03/07/12 07:32 PM Re: New P-40 model walk around [Re: Rotton50]  
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,245
PeterMBooth Offline
Member
PeterMBooth  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,245
Pontypridd, South Wales,UK
Always liked the Tomahawk which is probably why I have 5 kits of it compared with only 2 Warhawks and 1 P-36

Pete


With increasing age should come wisdom and tolerance, but as the saying goes, "there is no fool like an old fool" as I prove regularly!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Mad Max, RacerGT, Sandbagger 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
This Is Your Life - Sir Douglas Bader
by F4UDash4. 03/23/17 03:13 AM
5 Min of Ghost in the Shell
by Blade_RJ. 03/22/17 04:47 PM
Current TV show viewing trends
by PanzerMeyer. 03/22/17 11:15 AM
George Clooney - good on ya!
by piper. 03/22/17 02:15 AM
Nice In Flight, On Board, Video of B-29
by F4UDash4. 03/21/17 07:17 PM
This keyboard is pants!
by Bib4Tuna. 03/21/17 06:37 PM
No pictures
by rwatson. 03/21/17 09:49 AM
Filmillion
by Bib4Tuna. 03/21/17 12:45 AM
Up and Down, and Charm and Strange
by piper. 03/21/17 12:33 AM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0