Raiders Flying WING

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by IEDBOUNTYHUNTER, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Ive been wanting to do this for awhile now. This is just a quickie 2 hour foam study model to see how this will go together. its and easy one. just wanted to look at the transiton from center body to wing. I figured what the Heck, my silicone order got pushed back for delivery until Monday.

    I did half the model and it looks fairly simple. so ill draw out the cross sections and have the ribs laser cut for the body and wings. all the Dimensions are from the star wars to indy book.

    Heres a few pics of the foam model. Real model to follow shortly.


    Thanks for looking.

    Al


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  2. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    :cool Cool! 'bout time someone did one of these.
     
  3. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Al-san this is another joy of my life.:lol
     
  4. Gigatron

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Glad to see someone is finally tackling this bird. Never understood why none of the big manufacturers made a kit of this.

    Really looking forward to the progress :cool

    -Fred
     
  5. jedimaster

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Me too... Looking sweet.
     
  6. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Cool build up.

    For those that didn't know, Black Sun puts out a model in 1/72 scale.
    Starship Modeler carries up but at the moment it is out of stock.
     
  7. Nwerke

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Black Sun kit is nice but this looks like the plan is to go larger - yes? YUM!
     
  8. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Thanks Guys, its not to big. i think the full wing span is 35" if in still remembering.
     
  9. Nwerke

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    Sounds perfect. YUM some more, can't wait to see this progress.

    PS just clocked your sig. Awesome. :lol
     
  10. ralphee

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    Now, this IS something that catches my eye. I love this subject, very cool your doing it in a mansized portion!

    lee
     
  11. ralphee

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Al, just a brain fart, from somebody who has never sculpted a shape like this but, what foam is that, and, do you use a hot wire to cut/shape?
    Id like to have a go at a project that involves this kind of route someday.

    lee
     
  12. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Lee. Its urethane foam. Cant hot wire it, but it sands very easy. Its a low density, you can get very soft or firm depending on the type of detail you need.
     
  13. PHArchivist

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    Excellent...!
     
  14. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    How did I miss this new build from you Al I'm slipping I have never used foam but was thinking of using it for my next top secret project :cool.
     
  15. Orbital Drydock

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Way, Way cool! I've always loved WWII flying wing designs, & anything Raiders.
    Plans for a diorama?
     
  16. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Hmmm, a diorama that would be big. Not sure about that yet. Would be cool, desert runway with a scale Ark getting ready to be loaded on board. Have to think about it.
     
  17. Orbital Drydock

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    It would be huge, but epic! Can't help myself I dream BIG. Used to stress out my parents building functional amusement parks from legos & tinker toys, that took up entire rooms of the house.
    Now I want to see more pics, She's looking real good!
     
  18. TheEmperorsHand

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    IF you make it that big you have to be able to fly it !!!
     
  19. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Ok after doing the quick mock up, and getting some nice reference. i redrew the wing with the propper angles of the wing.

    Still need to refine the drawing and do the side and front views, to get the cross section.

    this will be a kit. even though this is in the general section it will be studio scale. if this could get moved that would be great.

    Heres the top view still being refined

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  20. Mike J.

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    You say studio scale... was there ever a model of this used on screen?
     
  21. Wes R

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    Very cool. I fell in love with this plane as a kid when i first saw Raiders.
     
  22. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Well lets call it the scale ILM built. Same size listed in from star wars to indiana jones.
     
  23. Mike J.

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    Ah, OK. That model. It seems to have lost it's cockpit. I'm sure yours will be nicer.
     
  24. SofaKing01

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    ALL RIGHT! VERY COOL! You have several projects going!
     
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  26. RickDTM

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Killer work amigo....
     
  27. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    I just got the drawings printed out. and i will start on this Saturday. will have pics soon.
     
  28. moffeaton

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    I want!!! ;)
     
  29. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    This will be at jerseyfest as a kit.
     
  30. Heath Norton

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    It would be fun if you did a dio with the props spinning and Indy and the bald guy fighting right in front of one of the props.
     
  31. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    You could pick up one and do the dio. I dont have alot time to do that. Just build the patterns.
     
  32. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    While the laser cutter is cutting the patterns for the wings and the body, I did a quick and dirty mock up of a wing section to see how I wanted to attach the engine nacelle. I decided on cutting the shape in the wing and leaving the nacelle whole. heres a few pics of the plans and the mock up.

    Thanks for looking

    Al.

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  33. Wes R

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    Re: WINGING IT, Raiders Style

    Looks really good. I blame this plane for my fascination with flying wings as a kid lol.
     
  34. metal wood

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    way cool, looking forward to the rest
     
  35. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Ok, Got one wing ready for primer. I did the old wax the part and fit with bondo trick. to give me a perfect and smooth contour on the wing. next ill get the other wing done and then the wing tips. then concentrate on the center section. hope you can see whats going on. take better pics once theres some primer on it.


    Heres a few pics.

    Thanks for looking.

    Al

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  36. 3d-builder

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    Looks like a perfect fit!:thumbsup
     
  37. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Started on the wing tip for the first wing. made a quick fixture to index it and get the proper angle. and also started on the other wing. fit the nacelle.

    Next ill fit the wing tip. then start on the center section. Im having such a good time, ive decided on my next raiders project check out the last pic.

    Thanks for looking.
    Al


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  38. 3d-builder

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    You only have the cockpit left really!
     
  39. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Yeah just the center section of the body, the cockpit,landing gear and props.
     
  40. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Heres some renders of the landing gear. these will be broken up and printed out.

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    thanks for looking

    Al
     
  41. TazVader

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    Me wants. Looks awesome thus far. Put me down on the interest list lol

    Amazed
    Taz
     
  42. 3d-builder

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    Nice u gonna be on this full time until finished now?
     
  43. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Got the wheels printed out. pics are bad, need to shoot some primer on them so they show up better. all parts are printed so the wheels can turn if you wanted to roll it around. Now that the X jet is done minus paint. ill be on this full time.

    Thanks For looking.

    Al

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  44. metal wood

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    those look really smooth, did you work them a bit before taking the pic?
     
  45. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Nope, those are directly off the build plate. Only thing that was done is the support material was removed.
     
  46. garlicbread

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    This is looking really good!!!
     
  47. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Thanks, Starting on the main fuselage. Pics this weekend.

    Al
     
  48. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Ok heres some pics of the parts together and in primer. these are just test parts. im going to redesign them so that when there in pieces, there will be pegs and holes to index them so they go together in the right position. and the spacing will allow them to roll if you want that.

    the last pic with the gear under the wing. im going to add the correct angle for the landing gear to the wing. so that will also be indexed into the right position. no guessing here. just glue in place.

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    thanks for looking.

    Al
     
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  49. Stormy320

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    That's just cool!
     
  50. Sigge

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    A really cool build! :)
     

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