This is my second warplane from WW2 and I decided to go with an Axis country this time around. The two black lines at the top of the plane near the propeller assembly are gun ports. This is a work in progress. Two things that I still need to do is add lines (stickers) to the canopy and I am stymied on how I can get the wheels to retract into the wings and at the same time keep the size of the wings intact without them breaking apart (not an easy task). Strangely enough it is easier with smaller wings, but I am keeping the dimensions I currently have, so for right now the landing gear is attached to the bottom of the wings and doesn't retract into them. Insert sigh.
A very sleek looking plane. Even is a WIP, it is already very good. Wish I had pictures of the newest version of one of my planes uploaded, the landing gear design might be just what you are looking for.
Very elegant highedge work! If i would have to solve the task of an port for retractable landinggear, i would try to bring in two crossaxles per wing, running trough 1x1 technic-bricks-cascades, covered by slope-curved, and the new 1x4 negative-slope-curved; between the crossaxles would be hole for the wheels...just an thought.
Nevertheless, this plane is an fine excellent piece of art!
This is the best WIP I've seen in some time. The overhead shot is my favourite. I think you've done a great job capturing the essence of this fighter, and I look forward to seeing the finished product.
I recently watched Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," if you've never seen it before it's an animated film about the Japanese plane engineer who designed the plane your moc is of.
Excellent MOC of a beautiful plane.