Super Tucano build

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Nothing, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    I was fascinated by this little plane when Claudio announced designing it. It is a really cool looking plane. not much thought is given to some of the more interesting trainers and light militery craft. doing some digging around and it seem there is a rumor that Blackwater is thinking of purchasing several of these aircraft.

    I decided to start with the cockpit first. got the tub done and part of the rear station. the panel(it is hard to see) i have the "glass" areas celophaned.

    tucano 001.jpg
    tucano 002.jpg
  2. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

    :thumb:looking excellent so far buddie !!!! look forward to following this build :thumb:
  3. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i spent the last couple of days repairing and upgrading my computer, but i have a small update. i got the front instruments in.
    tucano 002.jpg
  4. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

    Looking good nothing! When you say you used "cellophane" do you mean the sheet acetate, or did you actually use Glad Wrap..:mrgreen::rolleyes:

    Having fun watching this build, thanks!

  5. jagolden

    jagolden Guest


    Fine build on the cockpit. Nicely detailed model. Can't wait to see more of the build.

    Even with the sharpest blade, how do you get the small cuts (like the cut-outs for the screens) so clean?
  6. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    thanks guys

    tazman3 i used the clear wrapping of a cigerete pack!

    jagolden, it took 2 new blades just using the very tip. when the very tip broke i switched to a new one.
  7. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

    OH! Sweet idea...I'll have to try that one myself!

    Thanks nothing...curious...I know how easy those tips break off, because I'm heavy on the blades when I use them...have you ever tried finding the ceramic blades?
  8. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i havnt heard of ceramic blades. but im gonna look for them now that you mentioned them!
  9. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    I remember Claudio only released this not long back, so fast already... Nice cockpit! Waiting to see more...

    P: Aren't metals supposedly tougher than ceramic?... So if metal blades are to fail then there isn't that much to expect from ceramic ones... :D
  10. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i guess that would make sense. i have heard of hardened ceramics being more durable on a small scale than metals.

    all i have left on the cockpit is the heads up display. there are more parts for this but they are so small i just couldnt make em work.

    tucano 006.jpg
    tucano 007.jpg
  11. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    heads up done(see avitar) 2 layered plates of "glass" on some teenie, tiny frames!
    tucano 008.jpg

    started tail.consist of 5 peices.not as tricky as i thought it would be. the main fuselage parts i butt glued instead of tabing it.
    tucano 009.jpg
  12. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    little more of fuselage. a little difficult with no internal shape formers but otherwise not too bad.
  13. Alcides

    Alcides Member

    Very nice. It looks very sharp.My only comment is maybe you have to color the edges.
  14. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    thanks. yes i tend to do a lot of my edge work at the end during my cleanup phase.
  15. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    ...But isn't it impossible to colour edges after they've been joined together?
  16. Looks really good so far, even without those internal shape formers. As Alcides said, color the edges.
  17. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    sometimes yes sometimes no. in this case it will be easy. the areas i know i cant after ill do before like the cockpit. youll see when im done.
  18. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    I'm eager to see the way you do it ^^
  19. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member


    You're doing an excellent job! When my wife and I saw the cockpit, we said WOW!
  20. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    WOW indeed! :-D

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