Introduction: Scratch Built Paper Model Tu-144
the only matireal for the airliner is manila file folders, but of course you can use any thick paper. this model does not include seats nor a ditailed cockpit but the end is pleasing.
and for me it took 2 weeks for me to finish it. in the end it was three feet long!.
- 1.Manila file folders
- 2.Elmers glue all
- 6.this is the blueprint thet I used for the build h just resize it to a size that you like.
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Step 1: Body Bulkheads
cut out circles freehand with an exacto blade and a bobben of thred for the patterns.
Step 2: Slide Circles Onto a Strip of Paper Strengthend at the Bottom.
Take about 7 circles, and slide them onto a peace of paper with a triangular tube running along its leangth for added streangth
Step 3: Main Body Fuselage
using an enlarged blueprint found off of google I leangthend body tubes acordingley.
Step 4: More Fuselage Building!
I then added a door between cabbin sections for a more lifelike result.
and then moved on to the tail cone
Step 5: Tailcone Done!
now with the tail cone atached wich was extremely difficult for me the fuselage looks like its taking shape.
now we cane move on to the tail fin/rudder
Step 6: Tail Fin/rudder
with the help of he blueprint I traced out the tail fin/rudder and added flap ditails and flap actuator cowling.
Step 7: Main Delta Wings
using the blueprint the wings wher made and given shape,finer apearence and streangth by adding wing spars and ribs. flap actuator cowling
Step 8: Nose and Canards
next the front nose canards wher made. this wher the toothpic comes in useful. I pushed the toothpic through the fuselage so the canards can be placed properley and symmetricaly.
Step 9: Fuselage Skin
acording to the blueprint I cut out doors and windows prior to appending the skin to the fuselage.
Step 10: Air Intakes/engine Bay
next was the air intakes it took up to 3 tries to get the intakes just how I liked them
and then befor I glued them on I the wings I cut out the place wher the wheels would retract into
and then I cut out front and main landing gear bays.
Step 11: Landing Gear
my landing gear is unfunctional just ment to look good all of the 18 wheels wher made by wrapping thin strips of paper around a pen.
Step 12: Finishing Touches
I added the landing gear in side of the landing gear bays. and added jet nozzels
Step 13: Done
with the landing gear added I drew some of the markings that I saw of of the computer and its done!
of course you can find a better way of doing sertain things.
and add some more ditails.
and even try makeing working landing gear.
and make shor you look at plenty of refrence photos.