2,928 ThomasRoderick Comments

  • Anisoptera I one year ago

    Other than the constant headache when looking at this thing and my brain yelling "WHY DOES THIS EVEN EXIST" to me, I have to say that this thing is as cool as it is weird.

    +7
  • Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II 10 months ago

    *BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT intensifies*

    +5
  • Kaper Town Airport one year ago

    Wait, I thought this is a civilian airport, not one for flying bombers around...

    +5
  • Stalinium 1.2 years ago

    Why is the model of Rubidium (atomic number 37, atomic mass 85.468) used for this model? Are there any specific (memetic) re...
    Ok, is it because the atomic symbol is "Rb", which stands for "Russian bias"?

    +5
  • Corvega Atomic Air V8 1.3 years ago

    Am I the only one whose immediately thinks about the Fallout series when seeing this?

    +5
  • GAMF-02A Camille 1.9 years ago

    @XxLukeRZxX Well, I watched a few episodes of the accompanying anime (for me simply being bored and wanting to watch something funny) before I actually started googling about the franchise. Then I realized the similarity between this particular build and the specific character - and when combined with the fact that someone told me this build closely resembled a character from an anime which s/he forgot the name, it all fell in place...

    +5
  • GAMF-02A Camille 2.3 years ago

    I would just say the outfit on the two GAMF units are nothing more than the typical bodysuit / one-piece swimsuit hybrid commonly seen in Japanese anime series as the standard outfit for mecha pilots. Although I would consider this type of outfit on a jetpack suit impractical for their lack of protection against small arms fire and shrapnel, I didn't see anything wrong if this unit is designed with a strong energy shield (as in Infinite Stratos series), given energy shields are lighter and can be recharged in a shorter amount of time comparing to replacing a piece of armor.

    +5
  • Sweater Chang 2 days ago

    Ah... The "Phoebe-Camille" Incident, all over again... Only in that this Chinese(?) lass is actually wearing more than the other two combined...

    +4
  • Airborne Command Carrier Serenity 1.7 years ago

    Captain America 2, anyone?

    +4
  • Fairchild A-10E Thunderbolt II, TAW 65, UFAF 4 days ago

    Here we g , into the wild blue yond-BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT!

    +3
  • FS-21 Flanker Eagle 17 days ago

    Just realize who the uploader is... Welcome back Squirry!

    +3
  • Simple Harley Davidson 26 days ago

    @QingyuZhou Yup. Just because the confederates are slavedriving m*therf*ckers does not necessarily mean nobody should ever post anything with a confed flag on it; as long as the context around the build is NOT about glorifying the CSA or to deny its crimes against African Americans, I don't think using the flag as an aesthetic decoration on a vehicle in a simulator should be prohibited. Case in point: if fictional (late WWII to early cold war) German-looking planes with the iron cross and swastika are allowed, so should motorcycles (or other American cars and trucks) commonly found in the south with the confederate flag. For me, a beautiful color scheme should be more important than all the political bullsh*t, especially for a simulator about making functional and good-looking cars, planes, boats, and trains.
    P.S.: This bike does look better in the white paint scheme (the one shown in the side screenshots) - the red and blue one gives too much of a "toy motorcycle" vibe for my liking.

    +3
  • IJN YAMATO (REPOST) 5 months ago

    If anything, you added even more parts and made it even less mobile friendly... I don't think potato computers could handle this ship to begin with...

    +3
  • The Red Baron 8 months ago

    What in the world...

    +3
  • JM-P15 'Brigade' 10 months ago

    @WarHawk95 Soooo... basically, this thing is a B-17G with an early-war ventral turret, a shorter cockpit with a glass top and without the radio operator's gun?

    +3
  • A-10 Flying saucer 10 months ago

    @TheFantasticTyphoon This is how the GAU-8 Avenger came to Earth!
    "... with great thanks to our exterrestrial allies that generously bestowed us with the knowledge of their Avenger rotary cannons, which we soon designed a plane around as a means to wield its unrivaled firepower and unleash it upon our enemies."

    +3
  • UAV-Dragonfly 11 months ago

    @SakuraSaku As in "won't be making any builds within the forseeable future" or "shutting down the account"? I understand that many people have MUCH more important issues to deal with than Simple Planes, but I just sincerely hope that you can keep your account open so that we can see the few yet magnificent builds of yours.

    +3
  • F-4E Phantom Cinematic Trailer - SimplePlanes one year ago

    @CoolPeach Wait, no chaffs nor flares? So this jet came straight from the Viet War?
    Also, I sincerely wished the ending to be the jet landing on the carrier...

    +3
  • MiG 1.44 MFI (Lord Of The Flame) 1.2 years ago

    This was featured one year and seven months after it was posted... Let that sink in for a moment... Cool plane though!

    +3
  • Su-30SM “UNKNOWN” 2.1 years ago

    Great work! That said, could you please check your spelling before publishing? The small parachute used to slow aircraft down after landing is called "Drogue Chute", not "Drug Chute"...

    +3
  • Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess BOAC 19 days ago

    @Tang0five "Cor" what? Also, what you've just said might as well be the most British sentence I've ever read on this 'site.

    +2
  • P-51-SD Mustang one month ago

    @SledDriver Ok... It just occurs to me that the side profile of the canopy looks more tapered towards the rear compared to the P-51D that I recognize, but I guess removing the "lip" (armor?) and widening the fuselage will cause a few visual illusions. Not to mention that you pretty much never make true replicas, only artistic airframes (sometimes) insipired by historical designs.

    +2
  • Apartment 2 months ago

    @Zanedavid This aint just any apartment, its a weeb apartment
    Yup, with the obligatory kotatsu and tangerine oranges...

    +2
  • Resolute-Class Battleship 2 months ago

    So, the unholy bastard child between a Yamato and a Richelieu?

    +2
  • Distance 2 months ago

    Yeah, other than the obvious problem that the fuselage art has more parts than most aircrafts, no problem... Yeah, I know it probably means "Art made using fuselage parts" but I just felt it obligatory to say so...
    P.S.: Amazing art!

    +2
  • The German Spitfire MK 1A 2 months ago

    For a second I thought "wait that's quite a messed up looking Messerschmidt"...

    +2
  • A Goodbye Long Overdue 3 months ago

    Farewell, may the solar winds be always on your side (sorry I don‘t even know why or how I came up with that, I guess you being an astro-shipwright have something to do with it).
    Goodbye and goodluck. You will be forever remembered as one of the greatest astro-shipwrights this community ever had, so godspeed, may you have a bright new chapter in your life.

    +2
  • SU-380 Latias 3 months ago

    It's "inspiration" not "expiration"... Or at least I hope...
    Also, the term "Engrish" already denotes "not good at English", so the term "Bad Engrish" is a bit redundant...

    +2
  • BETA "Equus pedis" 4 months ago

    Oh god... Oh in the name of all that is cherished and loved, why...

    +2
  • Turmoil 4 months ago

    @ElevatorEnthusiast488 Last time I checked, braille and computer screen doesn't mix well...

    +2
  • LAV-300 (Battle of Marawi) 4 months ago

    Free wi-fi...

    +2
  • Meow 5 months ago

    Meow!

    +2
  • Moayi 8 months ago

    What the f**k is this? Bombardiers, to your stations! We have worms to kill!

    +2
  • Wyvern 10 months ago

    Is this an original design? Anyways, great build as always!
    Also, I just HAVE to say that after seeing that weird exchange between you and FairFireFight, I'm.... at least to say, a bit... curious on why you suddenly went full-on defensive after what seemed to be an obvious joke/meme (well, at least to me, that is). Is it a habit that has formed after people started nitpicking on your earlier SR-71 inspired builds?

    +2
  • Focke-Wulf Ta-183 Huckebein 10 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks it looks like a shorter F-86 Sabre?

    +2
  • B-36 peacemaker (Convair) 10 months ago

    From the picture, I assume that poor bomber have taken quite some thrashing... From a MiG, I guess?

    +2
  • MCS Loyal 11 months ago

    only torpedo bay outline included, as launchers would be useless and would increase the part count Why? Is it because the in-game torps are too small and can only run straight?

    +2
  • [WEBW]Panzerspahwagen II Ausf L "Luchs" II 11 months ago

    When the part count in-game starts to catch up with the part count of the real tank...

    +2
  • Victory one year ago

    Is this supposed to be a heavy corvette, a frigate, or a destroyer?

    +2
  • Sapience Tech "Sweeper" ADS Mk.I one year ago

    @Hiluks1 The answer to the question is to have two different guns in the barrel, and have one XML'ed to have no damage (damage ="0" in the XML file, or damage | 0in the Overload editor) and a set, negative impact force (impactForce="-15" in the XML file, or impctForce | -15 in the Overload editor for this particular weapon) shooting at the muzzle (in this case, the white ring in front of the muzzle, justified in-universe as the muzzle brake) to 'reel' in the muzzle.

    +2
  • Anisoptera I one year ago

    @Hyattorama Even if it would, it would still be the world's LEAST efficient aircraft design EVER - given how much energy is lost when the piston "catches" the wing and accelerates them into the other direction.

    +2
  • Air Defence Challenge [CLOSED] 1.1 years ago

    @EternalDarkness Yup, the problem is that in-game surface-to-air missiles does not lock on to a cruise missile (well they don't even show up on radar), while auto-cannons lacks true fragmentation. I guess projectiles with XML'ed sizes (within a certain limit, of course) are allowed?

    +2
  • t-80UD [Platinum special part 1] 1.1 years ago

    Is that a friggin' R2D2?

    +2
  • QC-12.121 Heavy testbed 1.2 years ago

    Dat name... don't even START to cover the sheer size of this monstrosity...

    +2
  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk v2.1 1.3 years ago

    It is a color scheme of Japanese soft toy "soft glider" So that's why... I mean this color scheme is quite odd for the US Army Air Force (Their color scheme is usually green, brown, or sheet metal), and the color scheme of US Navy fighters are of a darker shade of blue.

    +2
  • V-65 X 1.3 years ago

    A MH-60 Blackhawk (the stealthy variant) combined with a V-22 Osprey? This thing is cool, I have to say, but I think that those engines are less stealthy than the rest of the plane...

    +2
  • Earth, made out of guns 1.4 years ago

    With the press of a button, the Earth became the sun, and the moon became Mercury?

    +2
  • The Great Galactic War (MARS/1-1) Challenge 1.5 years ago

    Does the craft need to survive re-entry to count?

    +2
  • Future Blimp SkyShip 7 1.5 years ago

    It's... Beautiful...

    +2
  • AS FS MKI H 1.6 years ago

    @spefyjerbf Yup, the rear engine pods and parts of the fuselage do resemble their counterparts on the orbis, although most of those can also be seen as a direct successor to that of the RONIN MKI. That said, this build is indeed quite a majestic one.

    +2