I would like to present you the report on the building the EUROCPOTER BK-117 halikopter model from the SCHREIBER-BOGEN. Author of the model is Paweł Mistewicz.
The original model is in 1:24 scale, I made it a little smaller - I downsize it to 1:33 (to fit the rest of the collection). And I would like to show you the build of such reduced model.
Because I reduced model, and some element needs corect thickness (I don't want to remaking whole thing), all parts of structre I glued on 0,5mm cardborad (original 1mm).
I started model building from folding whole hull base structure. After assembling the bold elements, I poured glue on all joints and set frame to dry.
Then I shaped the cover elements. I divided the whole hull covering elements into 4 segments:
- lower part of the nose
- upper nose with "windows"
- central part
- rear hull
Then I covered the entire frame with prepared segments: first the middle part, then the upper part of the nose, then the lower part of the nose and finally the back.
All joining tabs i glued to element, not to frame (like in instruction). For my opinion this is better way and esier to forming. To correct the edges I use a oil crayon.
To next time