Me 109-G2 1:33 Orlik
First step is to make the cockpit framing.
|The internal framing is done, and the floor and rear skin are in place.
||The supporters for the wingroot are placed under.
||Some boxes and the foot grid added.
|The Pilots seat is coming together.
||The seatbelts are in place.
|The instrument panel.
||The control stick.
|The inside of the cockpit is made out of two skins that fits in the gap.
||The left panel with the throttle.
||When both panel are installed the ouside skin is put on.
|The rear part of the canopy.
||The cowling with the machinegun ports.
|Machineguns installed after the cowling is glued in place.
||The first section of the rear fuselage in place.
||next section in place.
When making the fuselage sections it's important to preshape the parts before gluing.The part has to have a nice fit around the bulkhead.
The joining strips also has to be bent down a bit so that the next section can be slided in over it.After some dryfitting the sections can be glued in place without leaving a gap between sections.
I also paint all edges before gluing so that no white edges are visible.
|The inner structure of the wings.
||Here are the colors I use for edgepainting.
||Another section of the fuselage in place.
|I put in a small papersrip to hold the section together when inserting the bulkhead..
||The underside of the cowling.
||Closeup of one of the machineguns.
|The fuselage placed on top of the wingframe..
||A closer look at the wingroot.
||Here we can see the shape of the wingroot.
|The propell spinner.
||The last section of the fuselage.
Construction of the tail
|First step was to build the inner structure to support the tailfin.
||The elevators inner structure.
||Putting the skin on.
|The elevator in place.
||Here we can see where the trimflaps is going to be placed.
||The front part of the fin is done.
||The rudder is in place.
|Trimflaps in place.
Making the wings
|I start the skinning of the wing by gluing the underside in place first.
||The leading edge has to be preshaped before gluing.
||Skin is on and the aileron is ready to be glued in place.
|The wingtip is in place.
||Started on the other side.
||Wing is done!!.
|Now it looks more like a plane.
Some other parts made
||The centerpart of the canopy.
|One of the landing wheels.
|landing gear assembled.
||First blade on the propeller in place.
|Some small bulbs added.
||Pilot protection plate.
||Started adding exhaust tubes.
Got the bird on the wheels
See the finished plane in the gallery!!