Free Model #3 - DAR-21 Vector II from ModelArt

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by milenio3, May 19, 2008.

  1. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    The movable surfaces from the wing are two for each wing. I think they can be called the flap (closer to the fuselage) and the aileron.

    [​IMG] These are the two parts that go to one wing. Note they are two separated parts. You can insert a wire inside each, and you can have truly movable surfaces, but for the sake of the contest, I won't use that approach.

    [​IMG] So they stay fixed on the wings. But I think they look pretty nice, huh?
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    I didn't have the care to take pictures of the building process for the rudder and vertical stabilizer, but here it is completed.

    [​IMG] As you can see, the model gives the option to have the rudder separated from the stabilizer. It is up to you. Everything is available on the model itself.

    [​IMG] Another view of the stabilizer.

    [​IMG] This is a close up of the logo on the stabilizer. I liked that detail.
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    Now the elevators and horizontal stabilizer.
    [​IMG] Guess what? Yes! It has the option of movable surfaces also! Which of course is my pick.

    [​IMG] The elevator is a single piece in this airplane.

    [​IMG] The whole set in its place.

    [​IMG] Another view.
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    Now the nose.

    [​IMG] The part that makes up the nose main body is somehow difficult at first sight. But trust me, it is not.

    [​IMG] You only have to bend the paper pieces one to another, with the provided elements, and there you have it!!

    [​IMG] Another view. Note that on the middle, I inserted a wire which is going to be the axle for the rotor, as the rotor will rotate. This is stated on the directions of the model.
  5. DavidESP

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    Nice job Milenio. Another winner from your workbench.

    Saludos
  6. lriera

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    WWWOOOWWW Milenio, it is going very well. As all your airplanes, this one also is looking fantastic.

    Greetings.
  7. Toddlea

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    This is turning out great! I am glad to see someone who enjoys building Modelart kits as much as I do.:thumb:
  8. Wily

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    ModelArt kits are nearly perfect.
  9. milenio3

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    Dr. Zarkov is very serious at the time of design. This is no exception.

    More today.
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    [​IMG] The tail wheel pieces.
    [​IMG] And the tail wheel in its place.
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    Let's see how we do the rotor.

    [​IMG] The pieces of the rotor, for its eventual ability to turn, are made with the parts on the model, plus a wire that goes inside.

    [​IMG] On one end, the wire is glued to the rotor itself.

    [​IMG] And the other end goes inside the nose of the plane. This is not glued, as the wire must freely turn in its axis.
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    Now let's proceed with the propellers.

    [​IMG] Each propeller has two parts for its body, and a little rolled paper that goes in the middle and to the inside of the rotor.

    [​IMG] The complete propeller.

    [​IMG] We use the little roll of paper to attach the propeller inside the rotor.

    [​IMG] All three propellers are glued on the rotor.

    [​IMG] And then, the nose itself, is glued to the main body of the airplane.
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    Wheels.

    [​IMG] These are the "boots" of the wheels.

    [​IMG] The wheels are made as a sandwich of parts. Then I just sand each wheel to its rounded form, and paint.

    [​IMG] These are the painted wheels. To paint them I used black marker.

    [​IMG] Then the wheels on their place are covered with the "boots".
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    The next part is optional. It's a box with instruments like cameras and stuff.

    [​IMG] The parts. Note that they use formers.

    [​IMG] As I didn't found on the instructions where to put this part, I decided to put it between the landing gear. It looks OK.
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    Gerardo, as always, wonderful build. My best to you.
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    Thank you, my friend!

    I'm preparing everything for the grand finale.
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    Hello Gerardo,
    Your model is on very nice.
    Above all I want to tell you that I have never seen a thread so rich in detail and photos.
    Bravo!!

    Orazio
  18. milenio3

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    Thank you very much Orazio. Well, in fact that's one of the things I learned in this forum (on the old days of this forum, before the crack).
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    milenio3 Active Member

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    And here it is, the DAR-21 Vector II airplane, at the service of the Police.

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    milenio3 Active Member

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    A few more...

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