TS-11 Iskra model cockpit
Aug28

TS-11 Iskra model cockpit

Project of TS-11 Iskra model slowly approaches the stage of preparation of 3D prints, the last parts of what I was doing are the inside of the cockpit, and details on the middle section of the fuselage. The challenge was to maintain the proportion of parts in the confrontation with the technology of resin casting (seat width, the width of the side panels and the thickness of the side walls. After designing all the interior details...

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TS-11 – main landing gear
Jul17

TS-11 – main landing gear

Current work on the Iskra goes two ways. We are till comparing the 3D model to the recently received plans from aircraft factory. Meantime it was finished main landing gear and landing gear bay. As I wrote recently comparison of the finished 3D model to the received plans will take some time and hopefully it will not force corrections to the model. Today we present to  modelers renderings of main landing gear of TS-11 Iskra Renderings...

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New scale drawings of Iskra
Jul01

New scale drawings of Iskra

Project Iskra delayed Recently Sparks project in 1/48 scale has been paused for a moment to verify the documentation. So far I have based on the scale drawings from the Model Hobby magazine, photographs of trwo aircraft exhibited in Warsaw, all textbook material and photographs online. Some time ago, however, came to us courtesy of Mr. Christopher Krężel, scans odf Iskra factory plans. This material clearing any doubts. Therefore, now...

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Iskra – 1:48 scale kit parts division
Mar17

Iskra – 1:48 scale kit parts division

It was announced a few days ago, a model parts division would be revealed. As every modeler knows usual plastic kit fuselage is divided in halves. It is because of injection mould construction, but it usualy happens with resin kits too . Out TS-11 Iskra kit was designed different way. It is explained in current post. Do modern resin kit have to be designed like plastic kit? We tested different approach. It was tested on our previous...

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Making 3D Iskra
Mar15

Making 3D Iskra

Working on a 3D design of scale model is a long process. It has to be carefully conducted because it determines the quality of the model kit. The first thing is to get good scale drawings aircraft. Then a comparison with the dimension data and lots of photos. As part of the familiarization with the aircraft I made a series of pictures in the closest available Iskra , which is in the Museum of the Polish Army. With drawings,...

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