Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Odd'l Rockets Goony G-16 Build, Part 2, Wings and Bombs

The wings and fins are the same parts used in the Odd'l Rockets F-16 kit. The wings and rudder are two piece.

The forward strake is glued to the leading edge of the wing and both leading edges are rounded. The outside and trailing edges remain square.
Here I'm knocking off the leading edge corners and trying to round into the joint between the strake and main wing piece. After using the block with 220 grit I'll switch over to 400 grit for the final rounding.

Trim parts on a Goony version can be exaggerated.
The finished white model is the underside of the Odd'l F-16. I picked out a larger diameter dowel to make the bombs. The Goony model bombs will also be a little shorter.
The front end of the dowel is carved to a "bullet" shape.
Mark the center with a dot for a reference. A ring was drawn around the dowel side about 5/16" from the end.

Start making small chip cuts knocking down the end. Use the center dot to gauge how much to remove and keep things even.

On the left is one bomb after carving, the right after smooth sanding.
Use 220 grit to smooth off the rough edges. Follow up with 400 grit.
If this Goony version ever becomes a kit I'd probably use a PNC-5 nose cone and short BT-5 to keep the weight down.

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