DFS 230 Assault Glider

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done a real-world model in quite a while, have I? Well, I just finished drawing up a model of the DFS 230 assault glider; specifically one of the planes that was used during Skorzeny's raid on Gran Sasso. The scale is 1:50, and at two pages, I think this is one of the simplest models I've designed. That being said, I've included a fair amount of detail. I've only just started the testbuild, so when I gain some steam I'll post pics of that too.

    Oh, and in unrelated news: I got accepted into SUNY Maritime Academy! I was building model ships, and now I'll get to play with the real deal!

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    And the initial bit - just the simple fuselage & wing. I promise it'll start looking better (maybe)
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    vertical and horizontal stabs added:
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    Well, the results are...underwhelming, but expected. Model's good for dioramas and wargaming, I suppose. I'll upload the model tomorrow or over the weekend:
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is an interesting project!
    You did a good job with designing and building it!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    v.beautiful model
    nice job
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    plz tell me which software u used for design this plane, also help me
    which software is best for designing paper models and also run in linux or ubuntu
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I use inkscape to draw up the models, if that's what you're asking. I don't do 3D modeling at all for my models, so if you're looking for a 3D modeling program, I couldn't tell you much outside of AutoCAD and Revit, which I only use for architectural work, heheh.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I would like to see more of your reality based models. This is superb. I had not seen this glider before. :)