Another one to gather dust on the shelves.
The X-37b shown while landing after another long-duration top secret mission for the DOD.
This was actually a nice and short fun build for a change. It wasn't as meticulously detailed as, say, my Titan or Soyuz FG but it is a nice model anyway. It's basic-ness was just improved a little by opening the wheel wells and the textured skin.
More pictures after the break as usual.
|The wheels are all out of paper. the gear struts are rolled metallic paper, the wheels were made from small punched out circles with a little silver piece of paper as a hub cap. The doors are held in place with some florist wire.|
|The tail wings were modified. they now fold at the leading edge, so I could curve the wing instead of having a flat tail wing. Inside I placed a little piece of mat paper as reinforcement. It also provided some extra glue surface.|
|The base plate holds a rendition of a concrete slab runway which I gave a bit of a motion blur to suggest some speed.|