SAAB J35 Draken

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Hi y'all, I'm gonna try this from the Stahlhart papercraft website.
    They are designed for A4 size paper so I printer scaled them to 8.5 X 11 inch which should make them about 1/65th?

    I'll post starting pics tomorrow.
    Thanks
  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Ok here is the starting point. Two pages letter size printed and clear coated.

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  3. shika

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    The instruction is pretty good and don't forget to choose whether to install the
    landing gear or not. Parts and sequences are different.
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I'm Building the airframe clean, no gear, no stores. But the instructions say to build the main gear well as a structural component.
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    step one complete. Forward fuselage section and main gear well.

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  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Step 2 complete. Fuselage end and afterburner housing.

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  7. Zathros

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    I have always liked this met. I would recommend using Popsicle sticks inside the wings and any support you can as these plans will warp over time, unless you really seal them will and there's still no guarantee unless there is something rigid in there. :)
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Thanks for the tip. I used to go to the IPMS chapter meetings just for this kind of support and help. I am so glad I found this forum.
    Thanks.
  9. shika

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    Main gear well is used as plane cross structure
  10. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Step 3 complete.
    Main fuselage section completed with main gear well and wing cross member in place. Either thru my poor skills or another bad printer scale a few panel lines are out of alignment but so far it is acceptable.

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  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Step 4 done. Wings made and attached. panel lines slightly out of line but camo pattern lines up.

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  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Step 5 done. Fuselage hump installed.

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  13. shika

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    Looking at the wing, I guess you use the 80 gram paper.
    It gives you better shape if you use 120 gram up.
    Anyway, maybe next built.
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I have just two weights of paper 20# "Regular" paper and 120# card stock. This was printed with regular paper because I thought the card stock would be too thick. Ohh well live and learn... Anywhoo the tail fin is on.
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  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looking good.
    If I may suggest, you may want to get some water colour paint and lightly paint the edges of your parts before you glue everything together. It gives a more finished look.

    Other then that, you are doing good.
  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I work this weekend so my next chance to work on it may be Monday. Trying to get a 40 hour week done in three days. I use watercolor pencils to do the edges after the glue dries, should I be doing the edges before I glue as well?
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    can't wait to see the progress. your doing an impressive job

    freddy
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Yes, you should colour the edges of your parts before gluing the parts together.
    The pencils are good, but the reason I suggested paints, is that you can mix the paints to get the right colour that you need.

    Good luck with it.
  19. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Freddyman.. Nice avatar... one of my fondest memories of childhood is seeing a Blackbird do a Low, Slow pass over Randolph AFB at an air show. Newer memory at NMotUSAF Wright-Patterson AFB.
    RB... the pencils I have are watercolor so I can wet them and blend colors just like with paints.

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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Back on the subject of the J35, the nose cone is divided up into petals, what is the best way to make those petals into a cone?

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