I had two of the same boring model aeroplanes and, while I don't usually cut up any models, I have better ones to take up the space of this pointless one on the shelf. The aircraft has played no significant role in history and is not a very good looking one. The cockpit, however, looks Hi-tech enough to be reused. I thought it was time for me to make something a little more practical, so this is what I did . . .

Step 1: Cut Away What Will Not Be Used

Mark where the model will be cut, then start to make small grooves with a file or blade along this line so that whatever you cut it with doesn't slip and cut something which should not be cut. Always cut off a little more than is needed so that it can be more neatly trimmed/filed at a later point.
<p>As a model builder, this is cool. You should take it one step further though, and make a receptacle in the fuselage of the plane so when the drive is not in use you can display the whole model as one unit. It would also be pretty &quot;Stealthy&quot; (Pun intended!)</p>
<p>Haha :) Yeah, I considered doing that but decided not to, since this model is not that great and also it looked a little weird after cutting it. But, with a nicer model, I am sure some good results could come from trying that! ;)</p>
Rather than scrapping the back end of the model, make it so that the cockpit can plug back into the fuselage, then tuck the model in behind a few others so the cut will be less noticeable - instant hidden USB drive for your important sensitive information. <br> <br>
I thought about that, but I made this one to sell at school and I don't think anybody wants to walk arount with a huge USB lid which won't fit into their pocket.

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