Here is my first jetplane, which i spent a month(april. it took me a long time before I started taking pictures of it) on building. the model isn't based of a real plane, but it does have some similarities. My goal for this model was to make it look as realistic as possible and give it as many features as I could come up with. One of the things this model lacks is a bit more sturdiness, because for example the nosecone always tends to fall of whenever something bumps in to it. the same goes fore the jet exhausts.
Unfortunatley for me i can't think of any name for it, so right now it is just a fighter jet.
In the process of building it only took about 7 attempts before0 I finally managed to make the wings look good.
On this picture you can see that all the flaps work.
the cockpit. I did make it so that there is room enough for a minifig, but i haven't taken any pictures of that. This was the area that i started with building.
The air brakes(I dont know if there are any actual planes with them on the bottom but i think it looks good)
Now for the landing gear. These took quite a while to build, since they have to be compact, strong enough to keep the model standing and being able to fold up. After many tries i did come up with a great result. Here i will show you how they are folded in steps.
step 1: open panels
step 2: fold up wheels
step 3: attach panel to wheels
step 4: detach bottom of panel
step 5: fold the wheels with panel forwards
the rear wheels:
step 1: open panel
step 2: fold wheels out
step 3: close panel
and youre done
And now we have come to the weaponry.(I didn't call it a fighter plane for nothing)
first of the miisiles. panel opens
and the arm holding the missile folds out
Prepare to launch missiles
when i first built this model i completely forgot to ad a machinegun to it. But i did manage to make room for one.
Now where's the machinegun? you might think.
here it is, underneath a panel.
And now we come to the flares. But since i at the time of building didn't know what flares looked like, I just made up something.
Here is the area where it is positioned:
and open up some panels
and here is the last picture and were done
here's a second plane In Colours. which i desided to make in a weekend.
top of the nose
bottom of the nose
the grey belly:
This is one out of two differences(except for the coloring) the exhaust:
Oh These are really cool! And there's actually two of them! Great work designing the shape, though i would agree the wings are a bit wide. Perhaps slimming them by two studs while keeping the width would look better? :-) I love all the details though. I'm not sure a belly-airbrake would actually be pracical but it looks very cool with all brakes open. The movable landing gear is an awesome detail i didn't bother to put on my planes, and those internal missiles are a great idea too! Very awesome work all over, well done :-)