Wouwie, on Jan 11 2010, 04:26 PM, said:
Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it. I think I'll redo the markings on label paper, so that you won't see the tape anymore.
The landing gear was something I just had to try, because I knew it could be done at this scale.
It's about 38cm by 28cm.
There aren't too many interesting details on the real plane, so the markings are important for the look and your model looks much more attractive with the stickers.
One of the things I wondered about when you told me that you were going to try to build a Reaper based on my was whether or not the landing gear could carry the weight. You see, on my model
the minifig hands that hold the wheels sometimes slide upwards making the whole thing a bit wonky. Your model is larger and heavier than mine (as it should be) and yet you've used the same basic design for the landing gear. I do splay the legs a bit further than you seem to do, which puts extra stress on the thing I suppose, but how sturdy is yours?