X-34 Completed Model

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by davis4559, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. davis4559

    davis4559 Member

    Hello All,


    So I have finally finished my first model design (x-34). Here are the techniques I applied to this model.

    1. Design in Meta
    2. Unfold and prepare in Pepakura.
    3. Clean up and apply texture in fotofiltre
    4. edge coloring using tubes of water color
    5. Build model

    I am going to build it a couple more times to see if I can get a cleaner build

    I would love your opinions of it. Either bad or good :)

  2. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

    Great first effort! I still have yet to design my own.
  3. dhanners

    dhanners Member

    I think it looks sharp. Very sharp.
  4. davis4559

    davis4559 Member

    Thanks guy!
  5. Ashrunner

    Ashrunner Member

    Definitely a great first design. You did the subject justice!

    What's next on your designer's plate?

  6. davis4559

    davis4559 Member

    Well there are a few options I am debating over

    1. The Boeing Blended Wing Body http://www.boeing.com/global/italy/images/phantom-works/blended-wing-body.jpg

    2. A simpler version of SpaceShipOne

    3. X-43 Hyper-X

    Now I know most of these models have been created by others, but I want to create simplified versions and put my spin on them. As you can see from my last build and proposed future designs I am fascinated by the newer x planes and experimental aircraft.

    To be honest I am leaning towards the SpaceShipOne model. Seems like something that can be put together fairly quickly. The only issues I have come across would be texturing. Any of you know how I could aallpy a texture like the one on SS1 onto a Meta Model?

  7. dhanners

    dhanners Member

    I vote for the Boeing Blended Wing....
  8. davis4559

    davis4559 Member

    dhanners you have convinced me :) the blended wing it will be.

    Also I am uploading the X-34 model I created. There arent any instructions but the build should be pretty straight forward.

    To join the sections I just cut / shaped / glued part. Then I cut a piece of scrap paper and inserted it into the end of each section exposing part of the scrap paper thus creating a joiner. Glued the joiner and cut slits into it so it can be formed to fit mating part.


    Attached Files:

  9. davis4559

    davis4559 Member

    X-34 Parts Sheet Attached

    Morning All,

    For all those interested I have uploaded the parts sheets for my X-34


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