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Final version of Airbus A340-600
Aircraft, Airplane, Plane, Airbus, Boeing, Commercial, Airport, Aeroplane
About this creation
Im sure most of you will be glad to know that this is my final attempt at an Airbus A340-600 as I am sure you are sick of looking at all four versions by now!

With exception to the horizontal stabilizers and the landing gear, the model has been completely rebuilt.

- The fuselage was reduced in height by one flat piece resulting in a longer looking fuselage but with the same original length.

- The wings have been comepletely remodelled however it may not be noticable at first glance comapred to the older model attempts.

- I must admit now that I have cheated a little bit in this model...I have made my own lego pieces by cutting several wedge pieces in half to get the desired curved shape at the top of the nose and tail sections. Has anyone else ever done this? Please let me know!

- The engines have been rebuilt using slope pieces instead of the old curved pieces. Using the sloped pieces created a more 'curvier' engine.

- I did promise to put Iberia stickers on this model, but I never got around to it, so I compromised by attempting to put the Iberia logo on the tail. All the photographers are mainly of the left side of the model, as the tail logo on the right side is back to front!!!

- Again like previous models, the nose and tail sections have been made curvier!

- The tail itself has been reduced in size as in the previous models, it was oversized!

Things that could be improved.........include.......

- Iberia wingtips are white, not red!!!

- The wings could have a larger slant (angle), however this is the closest I could get the wings to the correct slant....I had to choose between the 6 x 12 wing plates and the 45 degree angle wedges.

- The wings could have had working parts, such as flaps and speed brakes but I honestly didn't think I could incorporate them into the wing without completely altering the wing shape (which I have spent months in getting as close as possible to the real thing!



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   Note the road map in the background... essential for Farnborough 2006!!!! :-)



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   Within the picture, I have included the scale model I used to create the lego model.



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   mmmmm... sorry for the untidy room. Its in the middle of getting cleaned at the moment!!!



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   Daddy and little kid.....



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   Lego models are seem to look good in crap lighting conditions.....it means you don't really see the shadows of the crappy wedges plates giving it a more 'curvy' look! Note the new wing shape!



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   Back to the kitchen floor again....



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   Note the tail logo. Squint your eyes and you might be able to recognise the Iberia logo.



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   The top of the nose has been remodelled with wedge plates. This is where I cut up several wedges pieces...thus giving me the desired shape where the wedges plates meet the slopes bricks.



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   Remodelled engines. Curved bricks replaced by slope bricks



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   As I said before, front views do not do lego aircraft any justice!



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   As usual, I retained the two cargo doors on the lower fuselage. 2 each side (2 left and 2 right)



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   Picture showing the general underside of the wings and fuselage.NOte that most of the wing underside is white and black...as apposed to white grey and black in previous models



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   The triple undercarriage has been retained.



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   I believe this picture depicts the curvy rear end of the fuselage!



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   Shows the size of the moidel compared to an averages sized dinning room table.



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   I have been asked what is inside the model....well nothing most to be honest. Its mostly just bricks to help strength, otherwise it would break rather easily. This model is not to scale of lego figures as lego figures are completely out of proportions. IN this scale, the size of the person could be roughly the size of the cannon balls (1x1 brick with curved sides with a 1x1 curved plate as a head).

I hope you have enjoyed these a340 models as much as I enjoyed making them!



Comments

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  January 22, 2012
A great model and a lovely livery! I have always been fascinated by Iberia's colours, so this is a wonderful sight for me...
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  April 20, 2010
No problem with the Iberia logo! In a small pic I was able to identify your plane as an Iberia A 340!!! So that is excellent!
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  June 4, 2009
Thats brilliant, well done. It looks enormous! Sterling job. 5/5
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  November 28, 2006
Very extraordinary! How did you get all of those wing (slanted) plates (flats)?!! Please answer!
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  July 28, 2006
Excellent. The shape is perfect. I am simply blown away.
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  July 16, 2006
that's cool, looks nice! you sould try and build the new airbus A380. It's the bigest plan that airbus has made.
 
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