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  1. The Panavia Tornado ADV is a variant of the Panavia Tornado IDS designed specifically for interception. Quite a strange combination practically - an interceptor fighter, designed from a ground-strike aircraft. it’s powerful radar, and beyond-visual-range capabilities made it one of the most advanced aircraft of the decade (helped that it’s first flight was in the tail end of the 70s). Despite it’s capabilities, one must question why you would make an interceptor out of a ground strike aircraft… Personally, I want to thank the addition of the new (relatively) flag parts. This opens up a lot of avenues to create realistic and colourful aircraft. This replica uses a lot of flags to recreate a livery used by an actual Panavia Tornado ADV Specifically, ZG753 Anyway, you are free to check out the KerbalX page here. Gallery
  2. A Superfortress the size of a hummingbird - but more akin to a hawk - the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was the US’s principle attack aircraft during Vietnam. Light and easy to repair, and it’s capability to land on old WWII aircraft carriers made it also a common export fighter, seeing operational use with Argentina, Brazil and Indonesia. This replica was constructed in a similar way to my previous F11F replica, using flag blueprints, and constructing the fuselage out of fuel tanks and landing gears - only to higher degree of standards. I also used a different method for making the vertical stabalizer - using grip pads and flags for a much smoother finish compared to regular wing panels. With the ability to essentially place 3D blueprints into the SPH, you can create ultra-accurate replicas
  3. Ever since the introduction of flags (and flag parts) to KSP, I was quite weary of using them in my builds. It wasn't until I first used them that I recognized the power and versatility of flag parts to create not only accurate shapes, but also accurate colors and textures. This F3-F replica represents my most flag-intensive replica yet, taking advantage not only of the many ways you can use flags to create complex body shapes, but also adding the equivalent of adding your own "textures" to KSP 4 months ago, I began working on an F3-F replica, with accurate colors and such. Unfortunately, it couldn't do much of anything. It could hard;y take-off, given that I had made the entire plane out of the only grey-ish part in the game - Oscar B tanks. So I left that project behind. However, since the introduction of ultra-light flag parts, I could make accurate replicas not only in shape but in color, and without packing much weight at all. At only 9 tons, it's considerably lighter than my previous attempt - 38 tons. This also allows it to feature something special: The landing gear on this replica is fully functioning, almost like it does in real life. Thanks to the lightweight construction of the replica, the custom gear is capable of carrying the entire weight of the craft Get it here: https://kerbalx.com/KAS/Grumman-F3-F
  4. Skylab After 11 hours of building, Skylab I is now complete! It comes with a fully detailed interior, an accurate exterior, and almost 3200 parts in total. It represents one of my most part-dense creations I have made, with 3000 parts filling the space of a mere S-IVB stage. Here, the Apollo Telescope Mount can be seen. Skylab would represent the final use of the mighty Saturn V rocket for use in space exploration. Interestingly, a lack of space launch systems available to the US at the time led to the eventual fall and death of Skylab, with the Shuttle Program unable to reach Skylab, before its eventual de-orbiting. Another interesting note, is that funding for the Shuttle program started all the may back during the Apollo program (with The President himself announcing to the astronauts on the moon that funding had been allocated for the STS program) I wasn't bluffing when I said "Fully Detailed" The interior is likely one the coolest things I have made in KSP, ever. And yes, that indeed is a fully detailed exercise bike Almost every detail of note is replicated on the "first" floor. The doorway on the right leads to the Wardroom, where there s a large window, from which the crew operating the station could peer onto the earth below The first floor is home to most of the switchboard equipment, and also some storage components, and the all important "Cuckoon" shower. "Room to work, to live, to park the taxi" Gallery
  5. M47 Patton II Tanks?! Tanks are quite the rarity here - maybe because Kerbal Space Program is not a tank building sim. But that hasn't stopped me from combining 2999 of KSP's parts into replicating one. Yes, you heard it right, 3000 parts. Some history - By the end of WWII, America was already fielding and producing the M26 Pershing in large quantities. However, by this point, the M26 was almost outdated, as it featured an under-powered engine and lackluster performance overall. This was remedied with the introduction of the M46 Patton, which was an overall improvement. However, it still featured the old M26 turret. The M47 Patton II was intended as a stopgap measure, while a far improved tank could be developed. So the US Army just put an experimental T42 turret on the M46 hull and called it a day. Overall, this was some of the hardest 'sculpting' I had done in KSP. Grip pads lend themselves nicely as sculpting material, and they have been used (and abused) here in very large quantity. The rear of the turret (called the "bustle") is positioned asymmetrically compared to the center of the turret. As such, each side of the turret (the thing that rotates) had to be built individually. The 90mm gun is made of ~200 thermometers. Overall, 80% of the tank is made of grip pads.
  6. Starfighter Supersonic Defender idk i don't have that much to say about this that hasn't already be said so I'm just going to show some glamour shots of my plane
  7. 100% Gravioli - Boeing P26 Peashooter Nothing stopped me Single engine, all metal fuselage monoplane, one of the most advanced fighters... at it's introduction. Advancements in aviation technology had made the "Peashooter", as it was affectionately known, obsolete by the time the US entered WWII in 1941. "We fly by moonlight" The P26 was armed with 2 Browning machine guns, and had optional bomb load on suspended racks The colors were based upon the one seen in War Thunder, which likely never existed, but indeed, Peashooters came in blue with yellow wings, except with more colors and accents and so on... It's fuselage is (obviously) made almost entirely out of gravioli detectors. This came after attempts to make the fuselage out of solar panels and such, well, failed. So I said "to hell with part count!" and went along. What you're seeing is actually V2 of the blue peashooter. This is V1. It's larger than V2, the fuselage is general more rounder, and part count-a skyrocketed to 1150 parts. But it is important, as it laid the groundwork for many replicas of mine to come, which not only getting the shape right, but also the colors. The extra effort and part count is worth it in my opinion. That's pretty much it! Get it here>>https://kerbalx.com/KAS/Boeing-P-26-30-Peashooter
  8. 100% Grip Pads - VW Beetle help Complete with working sliding windows, open-able bonnet, detailed engine, and custom rims +steering mechanism Boxer 4 engine allowed for air cooling, and thus weighed less than water cooling systems The beetle would be widely exported to all four corners of the globe. Here is one outside of an East-German apartment bloc why?
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