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Converting HPH's 1/32 Tigercat into an F7F-3N


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Hello

That's too long time i havent posted here, so here is my work in progress: a 1/32 F7F-3N Tigercat made from HPH's kit and probably depicting Romain Hugault's future comic book topic.

Here's where i am at: a lot of digital work, but also chunks of painted resin. And also the tug that will be displayed along with the plane.

 

Here's an idea of the digital work done mainly with Fusion 360 software and also with Blender ( more for texturing, sculpting and bulging )

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nose part is still under works !

 

Tigercat-stream-Main-Wheels-v8.png

 

Tigercat-stream-Main-Wheels-v6.jpg

 

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tailhook-roof.jpg

 

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pilot-cockpit5.jpg

 

headrest2.jpg

 

Cockpit.jpg

 

column.jpg

 

Sans-titre.jpg

 

RIO13.jpg

 

final-RIO-pit.jpg

 

 

 

 

all the files ( and also the engine, i'll make a post about it ) are available for download here:

https://cults3d.com/en/users/Fancherello/creations

those are free downloads, a free donation button is available, but nothing mandatory.

 

I made sure i host my pics on safe place now as i realized that my previous threads died because those were Facebook hosted ones.

 

I'll try to add shortly the painted parts and cope up with the actual progress of the kit !

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Out2gtcha said:

Very cool!

 

Cant wait to see what the N cockpit addition looks like. The 3D printed nose looks terrific

Thanks a lot Brian, i'm glad you like it as I know you like the Tigercat a bit more than other planes. The chin bulge has been a challenge to get right its shape is rather confusing depending on the angle.

I'm putting the last efforts on the nose these days, some scoops need adding only on one side if i'm not wrong ( checking this at the moment )

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So cockpit wise here are a few in progress pics and how it looks now. I have to finish the gear bay and stop handling and playing with the fuselage halves before adding last details on pit's sides.

 

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The cockpit takes inspiration from HPH's ref pics that show several layers of zync chromate and interior green. Night fighters had black overpaints on various patterns: the black area could vary from a plane to another ( i've also seen a pic showing a black seat ). I've been using multilayered hairspary chipping to travel across the various color layers and try and make it storytelling.

 

The cockpit design included series of holes so that i could use my friend Tom Anyz's switches and knobs system, and some self made ones too: that's now my favourite way to get nice color separations. That also helps giving the parts a treatment before adding the fragile switches. This system has totally changed my workflow there, and i couldnt reverse now. No chance.

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