• What are these? - -Tayasuune-
  • I built several cross-section frame templates to get an idea of the fuselage shape at different points along the body. I position these known cross-sections at the points along the length that I know they belong, and then just figure out how to transition from one to the next. Here is the image I used to model the templates.

An-225 WIP

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This is what the Mriya looked like on 9 May, right after I figured out the nose. You can see some of the technic frame that runs the length of the plane.

You can also see the standard state of my build space. Sigh...

mhreynolds1, r a p h y, and Mr. Wiles added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Lego Junkie. 47 months ago | reply

    That's quite impressive.
    I start from the end of the plane and build the frame as I go, IF I build a frame.

  2. Genghis Don 47 months ago | reply

    You and me both.

  3. -Mainman- 47 months ago | reply

    I've built in a similar manner in the past, but this was big and dynamic enough that I had to do more planning. I made cross section templates for multiple sections along the fuselage's length, and found the common place where my technic frame could attach to most of them.

    I'm finding it interesting, now that I've moved the plane around a bit and attached/detached the wings a number of times. I tried to preserve a lot of hollow space in the fuselage to save on weight and parts, but some of the headlight-brick stacks inside have started working themselves free, with at least one rattling around inside now. Some of those stacks are braced against the opposite one, so they won't move, but I guess I should have done the same with all of them.

  4. michealwillard 47 months ago | reply

    I'm liking the setup, do you have a dedicated room?

  5. -Mainman- 47 months ago | reply

    Yep. I don't know if I told you earlier, but I bought a house in December (ain't even tried to burn it down yet either :P ). A good Lego room was definitely a factor in my choice. Hope things are going well out your way!

  6. Flak Magnet [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

    I love these pictures! They show hot complicated they really are!

    Now build one in minifigure scale! :P

  7. legomanlover 38 months ago | reply

    i am building mine with a solid hull... do you think that it will be strong enough to hold the weight?

  8. -Mainman- 38 months ago | reply

    It all really depends on the overall size and construction techniques. If you're using plenty of long plates or bricks you'll probably be fine. The wings will probably be the trickiest part, weight-wise, but again, long plates help a lot.

  9. legomanlover 38 months ago | reply

    hmm, can i use the same technique that you used on your wings? ...or do i really need any permission?

  10. -Mainman- 38 months ago | reply

    As far as I'm concerned, any techniques and such I post are fair game. So long as people aren't somehow directly copying my designs and calling 'em their own, I've got no qualms.

  11. legomanlover 38 months ago | reply

    cool, now... onward with the bulding!

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