Sunday, October 21, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 23

Here's my update for this weekend:

The landing gears!  Lots of fiddly parts.  I had to go really slow on these.

After the glue dried, I finally got to attach them to the main body of the plane.

And finally, the HS-132 can now stand on its own three legs. :)
Good thing I haven't attached the engines yet.  I've already put in three medium sized computer screws in the nose.  But it's still turning out to be a tail sitter.  With the fuselage cavity still open, I can still attach more weight.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 22

Tails done!

I was a bit worried about the rudder because there was no other way to design it other than to to have the open edges facing forward.    Thankfully, they turned out pretty well. 


Here's a shot with the wings, elevators and rudders finally assembled.

Bottom shot showing the wheel wells.

Finally, a shot with the engine fitted.  The only things remaing are the landing gears and the SC500 bomb. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Henschel HS-132 - Part 21

Time to put some wings on this plane!

I'm VERY happy with how the wings turned out.  In my previous designs, I always relied on using separate parts for making the wingtips.  This time, I carefully worked with the quirks of Metaseq to produce a 1 piece wing.  (Or rather... treat the whole wing as the wingtip..hehe)
I also made use of a stubby set of wing formers.

 The wings fit the fuselage really well!   

Here's a shot with the Engine and Wings dry fitted to the fuselage.  I'll resist the temptation of gluing them on until I've finished the tail part.
But that will have to wait till next weekend. :(