PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2016, 02:43 AM
Papierschnitzel's Avatar
Papierschnitzel Papierschnitzel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 268
Total Downloaded: 75.50 MB
Star Wars UT-60D

With the new movie coming up I thought I give the UT-60D transport aka U-Wing a try.

As with all my models it will be in scale for 28-30mm miniatures, so it will NOT be a small model from what I have calculated. Might need to work on a 15mm version too

After a little research I have started working on getting the geometry right. This is a test rendering of my progress so far. The upper side is looking good now I think, still need to analyze the bottom part more.

__________________
http://www.papierschnitzel.com... serving Viennese culinary cardboard specialities
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2  
Old 10-14-2016, 03:50 AM
elliott elliott is offline
Design Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,613
Total Downloaded: 5.19 GB
Looks good Chris! With the new movies out and coming out, it's nice to see some new models coming out as well.
__________________
This is a great hobby for the retiree - interesting, time-consuming, rewarding - and about as inexpensive a hobby as you can find.
Shamelessly stolen from a post by rockpaperscissor
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2016, 11:23 AM
Revell-Fan Revell-Fan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vreden
Posts: 674
Total Downloaded: 285.83 MB
AWESOME!!! I was wondering WHEN somebody would tackle this one. The plane screams for an adequate paper model. Its geometry is fairly simplistic and there are lots of flat surfaces and edges.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-15-2016, 08:35 AM
Papierschnitzel's Avatar
Papierschnitzel Papierschnitzel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 268
Total Downloaded: 75.50 MB
The biggest problem is the lack of good reference pics. The top side is well enough documented I would say, but the bottom half leaves me guessing a bit. The best image I got from the bottom is one showing the Revell model kit.

Another challenge I want to try, is to make the wings moveable. I am not sure what the reasoning was in the design process (a ship that can land and take off without noticeable vertical propulsion system needs to move it's wings in space??) but it still looks cool, right?

So here I have tried to break down the parts needed to make this work in paper.

The blue is the core part, constraining the movement of the wings.
The wings (orange=closed, red=open) rotate around the white tube indicator.
The grey sandwich parts (top and bottom) are to hold the whole structure together.

The whole cockpit structure would then go on top of that and the transport bay below.

So far the theory. A test will have to prove if it actually works in reality

__________________
http://www.papierschnitzel.com... serving Viennese culinary cardboard specialities
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-2016, 11:19 AM
Revell-Fan Revell-Fan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vreden
Posts: 674
Total Downloaded: 285.83 MB
Excellent! The wings are stuck between the engines; the rotation point should be exactly where you put it in your sketch.
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6  
Old 10-15-2016, 01:23 PM
Revell-Fan Revell-Fan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vreden
Posts: 674
Total Downloaded: 285.83 MB
I just got an idea. If you incorporate a gear-like mechansim you will be able to move both wings by only touching one. Please take a look at the picture. So if you rotate one wing the movement will be translated to the other one simultaneously and respectively. That would be cool. The Hasbro toy has this feature, BTW, so it can be implemented.
Attached Thumbnails
Star Wars UT-60D-u1.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-15-2016, 02:41 PM
Papierschnitzel's Avatar
Papierschnitzel Papierschnitzel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 268
Total Downloaded: 75.50 MB
Looks interesting. I know this mechanism from a F-15 model I have but I think the radius of the gear would have to be too large (it would show when wings are opened).

I just searched for a youtube video showcasing the Hasbro model and I think their mechanism is a connection to the middle switch moving the wings.

For now I will focus on just getting the wings to move at all I might work on the connected movement of the wings on a 2.0 version though.
__________________
http://www.papierschnitzel.com... serving Viennese culinary cardboard specialities
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-15-2016, 05:03 PM
Revell-Fan Revell-Fan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vreden
Posts: 674
Total Downloaded: 285.83 MB
Great to hear! The mechanism can be hidden inside by extending the gear part. It does not have to be round as seen in my sketch, it can be chopped off to fit like it was done on the amt Xizor's Virago model kit:


source: http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/...o-amt-ertl.jpg

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-15-2016, 05:07 PM
Revell-Fan Revell-Fan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vreden
Posts: 674
Total Downloaded: 285.83 MB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papierschnitzel View Post
I just searched for a youtube video showcasing the Hasbro model and I think their mechanism is a connection to the middle switch moving the wings.
Oh, that's correct (I re-watched it; completely forgot about the lever).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-16-2016, 02:50 AM
Papierschnitzel's Avatar
Papierschnitzel Papierschnitzel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 268
Total Downloaded: 75.50 MB
The gear extension looks very interesting. I would prefer this to the level approach.

Today I tried to tackle another challenge. At least it is for a buildings builder like me : The engines!

This is my first and very rough try, just to see the overall size and proportions. The glue seams did not work as well as I hoped but still I like the look and feel of this piece on my table.

During the build I got a lot of ideas on how to improve the build. Basically it involves a complet redesign of the internal structure but it should be easier and more precise to assemble and a lot sturdier!

__________________
http://www.papierschnitzel.com... serving Viennese culinary cardboard specialities
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Tags
star wars ut-60d u-wing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.70%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-17, Paper Modelers.com