A twin-ducted fan VTOL craft, the Scorpion is a companion to the SA-2 Samson utility aircraft (hmmm.... maybe the next project?!?)... While the Scorpion's role was as an attack gunship, the Samson was mainly used as a transport for equipment, human(oids) and mobile labs...
The aircraft had obvious similarities to the AH-64 Apache Gunship with rocket pods, hellfire missiles and gun pods. Modelling the ducted-fan, landing gear and weapons were the main challenges for this project.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
For this project, I was proud to use a new acquisition - a Dremel 3000. Unlike the mini mite, there was no need to wait for a 6-hour recharge before you can use the tool. But of course, nothing beats the mini mite for really low speed detailing jobs.
Listed below were the tools used for this project:
Dremel 3000 and Dremel minimite with the following attachments/bits:
- Drum sander (course & medium grade)
- Disc Sander (fine grade)
- Reinforced cutting wheel
- Grinding Stone (assorted drum and cone-shaped)
- Olfa Handsaver art knife (with standard blades)
- Elmers multi-purpose white glue
- handy clamps
- fine tweezers
- ruler and mechanical pencil
- vinyl cutting mat