Here's the Gatchaman Godphoenix. Scale is unknown, but is is at about 70% of the original model.
I liked the build, nice parts and shapes. Inventive way of making the air inlets. Result is pretty decent but this just was for fun and I didn't really intended this one to be meticulous. It's all paper apart from the deck dome, which is heat-shaped transparent plastic.
|Here I am, a month from 42 and I am doing a plane from a kid's cartoon show from the seventies...|
More after the jump.
|The bottom side. Two observation domes (I think they are) and two downward-facing jet engines behind louvres.|
|Lots of rounded, curved edges. I used knitting needles to get them round.|
|The hangar for G-1, Mark/Ken's jet aircraft. When I was young I always presumed this was where the cockpit was but in fact it is right behind the nose cone and the grey harmonica like structure. The outside view was projected on a big screen.|
|The access dome on top of the deck. This one is made from plastic. I heated a piece of plastic over a flame on my stove and used a bead on a stick to pull the softened plastic over. After cooling, I cut the dome off with my dremel.|
Until next time!