Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by mig29, May 17, 2006.
ok my friend thanks alot
Got a bit done today.
Here are the wing root mounts in place.
Here we go with the fist wing in place.
A shot of the rear section of the wing root. This is 3 parts and the tiny little light gray section in the rearmost of the part is a seperate piece!!! Not too bad to put on, I was just afraid of loosing it on the carpet
Shot of the rear root from the front.
Oh can someone tell me why my oics look so much better on my PC than how they look on the froum pages???
Looks great! Wish I could answer your question! :grin:
Getter1 this looks pretty darn good, one of my favourites. This was in 1/72 scale? If so it looks like it would tolerate a lot of upscaling!
Getter1 does the kit also come with wheelwells for the landing gear?
Clashster, Thanks for the compliment Now that the fuselage is done the rest is flying by.
cmdrted, Yes it is 1/72. At least it's supposed to be, but I printed out on US standard letter size card so it's a little under 1/72 on mine This baby is detailed enough to take some upsizing. I'm very pleased with the kit so far and Gabriel will only need to do a few minor edits to make this one avaliable (mostly labling on a few part numbers and some more clarity on the instruction sheet around the cockpit and a coulpe parts for coloring mistakes). The fit is fantastic and his innovation of design is awesome
And yes it does have wheel wells for the gear. I was going to put them in for a gear down model but I made a mistake postioning the cockpit tub and that will prevent me from getting the nose gear bay installed (there is no room for error in the nose as it's a very tight fit. The cockpit tub sits directly on top of the nose well and I got the the tub placed a tad deep and that forced the gear up decision.
I just got the other wing and canards on and hope to get the tail done tonight. Then it'll be time for details
I think you're doing a superb job in 1/75th scale! The building is so good it could be mistaken for 1/33 scale! Thanks for the info, I definetly will add this to the "must get it but will take forever to get around to building it" list.
Dear Friends, Dear Getter1,
a very good work, congratulations!
I also builded this plane, but I rescaled it to 1:33. I can attest the kit a very good fit also in this scale. If you are interested in pictures, I will post it, but I won´t to interfere this excellent building report.
Go for it as this is not my thread. It's for the test builders to show the results of the kit By all means let's see the pics
any time ago I got the model from Gabriel.
After any test prints i decided to print it out to silver colored paper to get a metallic effect. I´m a friend of the scale 1:33, thats why I rescaled it.
The fit of the model is perfect also in this scale.
Building the canopy I used heat shrink tube (please look here)
here comes the pics:
... and here any pics in action...
agrarflieger, Nice lookin bird there Just need some teeth on those pylons.
I'm not too fimiliar with Sweedish airforce armament or the Grippen's weapons loadout for that matter. Does anyone know of any free weapons for this aircraft?
Thanks for the tip on the canopy Agrarflieger, I'm off to the nearest Praktiker tomorrow.
Getter, I'm fairly sure that the Swedish Airforce use Sidewinders, and the Mk 80 series of bombs, also 2.75 rockets. But I won't swear to it...<g>
Try this link.
Thanks for the link Rick
I read your thread on making canopies and it is a bit easier than using a vacuform machine. I have a question because the English translation was not clear. Did you sand off the paper canopy from the resin, or did you peel it off? Also, do you use any mold release before placing the shrink tube on the canaopy?
I sanded the paper off from the resin, because the resin is connecting with the paper. There is no possibility of peeling. May be, there is anywhere a especially kind of paper it works, but I hav´nt try that.
You dont need a mold release agent, the method works without.
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