Grumman F-11 Tiger from ORLIK, scale 1:33

  • Hello

    What about Grumman F-11 Tiger from Orlik publishing in 1:33 scale? Number 5/2020, catalog no 158.

    Wanna take a seat :?:

    You are welcome ;)

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  • Hey

    This time outlet nozzle

    First I made tube and assemble back disk (engine imitation). Then put inside tube reinforcement ring and glued it, next glue back disk.

    So assembled nozzle I glued to the frame of the fuselage:

    I strengthened the connection between the frame and the nozzle with a few strips of cardboard wrapped around the tube.

  • Hey

    First, a small digression about this model:

    1. I don't understand why the author designs a ship-type skeleton in this model. The whole fuselage has circular / elliptical shape. So in the model I use only the transverse frame elements, and the longitudinal part goes to the trash.

    2. All joining tabs are printed on thin paper so they are very weak. I copy the colored tabs on 140g paper. For the gray areas I used "color backups" from the model. In the white areas, I used unprinted model sheets.

    3. I don't like when autor decide for me in with version I want to build model. If You want build it "in flight" witchout landing gear, You must remeke many parts of model, becouse "in default" model is with landing gear on ground. You must cut out some "unused" covers parts to cover landing gear chambers. :cursing: :thumbdown:

    OK, it's over so time for photos:

    I decide to build this model form the end ;).

    Nozzle cover - inner side part is printed on thin paper, co I cut it out with some margin to get "build in" joining tab (outside part cut out without an margin).

    The I make tube for "previous" segment, so I have 3 modules: fuselage segment, nozzle cover and nozzle tube

    First I connect outlet cover with fuselage segment then put inside both elements nozzle tube with former

    A bit complicated but OK ;), next segment should be easier.

  • Hi

    Today: pilot cockpit

    First I glued side walls "panels" and "wires" to black cardboard to make them more 3D. In model they are flats. Side cockpit walls are printed on thin paper and stay like that.

    For base I used designed reinforcement (floor) glued on 1mm cardboard. To floor I glued both side panels. Then back cockpit wall (thin part is ~1mm longer then former). Next glued front panel with instruments and part with pedals. At the end glued both cocpit walls to elier maked cockpit parts.

    This is how a ready pilot cockpit module was created in my model.

  • Hey

    Today: front fuselage parts

    Cockpit segments. Down hole is for landing gear - I don't use it, so it will be covered:

    Next, I put inside eleier builded cockpit parts and front former

    Then I glue inside join tab, and assemble next (back) segment. In segment

    In segment behind the cockpit, I didn't glue inside the back former - at this moment I put it inside only for forming and it is movable. Ultimately, this segments will be connected with the next one on joining tabs.

  • Then I made one more front segment to "close" fuselage segments around cockpit.

    Teeth camouflage :D and small down air intakes

    Front "half" of fuselage

    Both "big" modules

    So, to next time

  • Hi

    After connect both fuselage element, I made side engine air intakes.

    I resigned with the longitudinal reinforcement, leaving only vertical frames in half moons shape - parts glued symmetrical one by one

    As for the air intake itself, first I glued the outside part, and then I put inside the inner part, then glued both to fuselage