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Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 17, 2011 @ 03:59 PM | 3,702 Views
Got some new inspiration from my mSR Sea King paper model from last year. Made some rough photoshopping!
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 17, 2011 @ 03:05 PM | 2,934 Views
There is not so much to say about how the canopy was made. Other than this: whenever you buy something in a blister packing, save the packing. Especially if it has some rounded or convex or other interesting shape. I used everything from sweets to lightbulbs, that is: the packing around it. Most people consider it as garbage, and I don't blame them. But for me it is great material for making lightweight fuselages.
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 16, 2011 @ 02:26 PM | 2,930 Views
The Lama is so cool, I had to make one of my mSR.
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 28, 2010 @ 09:22 AM | 3,028 Views
I wanted to try this to make more opportunities for scale fuselages.

I had a broken main frame from which I took the tail boom section. Cut away the diagonal piece from the good frame, and glued it together with CA.

Now I have two options that I can easily shift between.

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Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 22, 2010 @ 09:53 AM | 3,001 Views
A tribute to Dave Herbert the 'nightflyyer'. His YouTube videos gave me a nice introduction to RC helicopters, and I'll follow his advice on making my heli more visible up there in the skies.

(Drinking straws painted bright orange)
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 21, 2010 @ 06:04 PM | 3,279 Views
BOHAG in Switzerland has a nice and simple paint scheem on their SA-315B Lama.
I used Tamiya spray paint on the red parts. Other colors waterbased hand paint , and the white decoration is self adhesive foil cut with knife.
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 20, 2010 @ 08:43 PM | 3,548 Views
Here are some pictures explaining the landing gear construction.
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 16, 2010 @ 08:42 PM | 3,377 Views
Made of copy paper on an inkjet printer. Using Paint.NET picture editing freeware.
I edited an excellent design by M. Ishikawa, turning it into a medicopter at a near hospital.
I found it on this page:
http://119.city.hikari.yamaguchi.jp/...aperkirara.htm

more by Mr. Ishikawa on this page:
http://119.city.hikari.yamaguchi.jp/...aperkirara.htm

Made it more scale looking by raising the tail and tilting the body a little towards the rear end.
Posted by Jan Erik | Mar 16, 2010 @ 08:17 PM | 5,261 Views
I very much wanted to make my mSR look like a Westland Sea King, in Norwegian Air Force SAR livery. It is made of 80grams regular copy paper, with turbine/gearbox cover made of plastic from a blister package. Landing gear made of plywood and balsa (front) and some E-Flight parts (back).

So far it weighs 30 grams with battery, but measured with a kitchen weight. It's difficult to build without a proper scale weight, so I have ordered one.

There is still more work on the paper design, as you can see from the pictures