SZCZERBAKOW SZCZE-2                      9/2006





   General comments:


Before gluing, get familia with the main plan of the model and the assembly drawing.

Use the rule of  matching pieces together “on dry”, try on twice-then glue.

While gluing the fuselage check the symmetry of its gluingness. Places not printed, cut curbs, scratches, etc. paint with waterless paint  or other suitable colours. After gluing the model paint with colourless and half matt varnish to make the construction more resistant from damage and much easier to clean from dust. Beside some of the pieces is a drawing, showing their shape. The green numbers mark  the spaces where the details should be glued.The frames edges should be grinded according to the segments  which are joined to it. On the segmnets sheathing on the unprinted side you should mark the sheathings  symmetry axis, they will be needed in order to glue the inside (pieces 1a, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a). The  frames edges in the landing operation compartment should be trickled in cyjano-acryle glue. The free spaces in the wings fins, stabilizers and the angle struts inside can be filled with cotton. It is good to trickle the ailerons fins and flaps before cutting out the cracks. The arrows beside some elements show the top or bottom. Beside some pieces is showed their figure. The frames edges should be grinded so that the pieces will match each otherwithout bigger problems.


Begin the build of the model from making the body: First from frame A1 and A2 and piece 1 glue the first segment of the body. If you choose to make the landind operation compartments inside then before gluing  you should make the windows in piece 1 and mark from the inisde the segments middle. Glue to the inside of  the segment insides end sheets pieces 1a. Begin the gluing from the top begining from the line which shows the middle of the segment. Now glue to the finished segment the floor piece A3 as well as the seat piece 2. Glue to the finished segment the next segment piece 3 with frame A4, glue inside it pieces 3a and fix the seat piece 2. Deal with segment 4 similarly only with the difference that frame A5 should be glued after gluing to the inside the veneer 4a and  the seats 2. Next glue segments 5,6 and frames A6 and A7. Remember that to segment 6 you must glue the armchair piece 7. Glue segments 8,9 with frames A8 and A10. Before gluing put through the opening in segment 9 the tail planes girder piece A9. Now make the segment withe the pilots cabin. First piece 10 formed from plywood glue to the body. Do not glue it upper edges yet, glue only when the pilots cabin inside is glued. Next glue together pieces A11 and A12. To these pieces glue 11 with the glued information board piece 12, knob piece 13, S1, S2, as well as the pedals from pieces 14a and 14b.Glue the entire part into  piece 10 which you now can glue. Complete the inside of the pilots cabin with piece 15-22 glued as showed in the drawing. With segments 23, 24, 25 end the build of the body. To the inside of segment 26 you can glue inside of the landing light piece 25. That is why even before profiling the segment you must cut out from its bottom side the refletors picture and glue with „window” F2. Now start finishing the back of the body. Glue from pieces A16 the skeleton. Glue to the skeleton properly profiled piecs 27a and 27b. Glue the entire part to the body and to frame A10. Nextglue to the body both pieces 27c. Glue from pieces 28 and pattern F3 the pilots cabin shield. First on the properly profiled pattern F3 glue pieces 28a and 28b, next glue the entire part from the the inside with pieces 28c and 28d. Complete the ready element with pieces 28e,f,g and glue to the body. Pattern F3 can be made with progs or you can cut off the progs, then the detail will be much harder to glue but you won’t have to worry that the windows surface might break. Now from pieces A17 and A18 glue as showed in the drawings a skeleton of the bodies wing. While making the rib A17 make also rib A24³ and grind it with rias A17. Over the ready skeleton glue pieces 29a. Between piece 29a and the body glue the properly profiled  wing-body passage made from piece 29b. The front part of these elements should be trickled from the unprinted side with colourless varnish. It i salso good to slightly moisten the detail from the unprinted side before profiling. The model has 2 reserved pieces 29b. Glue from piece A19 the tail planes skeleton. Glue the ready skeleton to the body. Glue from piece A20 the elevator. If you wish to make the trimmers separate then cut off the part part of the skeleton. Now put on the sheathing piece 30 onto the skeletons (don’t glue yet), fix the elevators in the tail planes skeleton and after leaning the sheathing slide  into the ribs openings the tail planes axle made as according to pattern S9. Now you can glue the tail planes sheathing to the skeleton. If you choose to make the trimmers then in the tail planes cut outs glue piece 30b. Glue over the stabilizers skeleton properly profiled pieces 31. Pay attention to the proper figure of piece 31. Its front part should be cut in the marked spaces and properly profiled. Glue from pieces A21 the stabilizer fins skeleton and from piece A22 the rudders skeleton. First over the rudder put the sheathing piece 32, next fit the rudder into the stabilizers skeleton, after slightly bending the rudders sheathing put into the ribs openings the rudders axle made from wire as according to pattern S8.Next glue the rudders sheathing to the skeleton. Now glue over the stabilizers skeleton sheathing pieces 33a and b. Elements 33 should in the front part should be more oval in order to get the proper figure of both elements. Support the control surface with angle struts made from pieces 34 and 35. The ends of the angle struts 35 should be properly cut off or grinded so that the angle struts will adjoin to the surface without any cracks.The pieces made from cardboard 35c and 35d can be replaced with elements from wire made as according to pattern S11. From pieces A23 and wire S12 glue the undercarriages angle strut skeleton, over it glue the sheathing piece 36a and glue into the pockets in the body. Now you must choose if you wish to make the undercarriage with the fairing on the wheels or without them. The undercarriage with fairing: First roll tightly on pattern S13 piece 36b. Next over the entire leg glue the fairing piece 36e with glued piece 36f. Glue the ready leg with piece 36g to the pocket  in the body and to the angle strut piece 36a. Next glue from pieces 37 the main undercarriages wheel. First glue together pieces 37a-37d, cut off the edges of the wheels with a blade. Complete the ready wheel with pieces 37e and 37f. The wheel can be made from wood or another material as according to  the drawing. Roll tightly piece 38a on a wire. Next glue from pieces 38a-d the wheels fairing, which you fit with the wheel onto the leg.

The undercarriage without the fairing: Glue the undercarriages leg without the fairing similarly as the leg with the fairing, but with small differences. The wire S13 must be shortened in the marked space on the pattern. In the marked space cut off element 36e. Glue to the leg pieces 36c and 36d which were not needed in the earlier version. Glue the tailwheel as showed in the drawing from pieces 39 and 40 as well as wires S14-S16 and when ready fit it into the poczet in the back part of the body. Now make the wings. First from pieces A24, A25, A26, A27 glue the airfoils skeleton, flaps and ailerons. When the skeletons are glued, grind them. Next over the ready ailerons skeleton „put on” the sheathing piece 42 and fit in the wings skeleton, aftering leasing the sheathing, put into the ribs openings the ailerons axles piece S17 and glue to the ailerons skeleton in the marked pockets. Now you can glue the ailerons sheathing to the skeleton. Next glue over the wing properly profiled sheathing piece 41. Its best to glue the sheathing only to the bottom side of the skeleton and on the back edges.Then the wings will not warp. While gluing over the skeleton the sheathing make sure that the openings in the bottom part of the wing will cover the poczet in the skeleton. As it was written in the main cautions of the model-the space between the ribs can be filled with cotton what prevents from collapsing The ready wing must grinded and then it can be put on girder A1 and glue to the body. Do similarly to the second wing. Over the flaps skeletons A26 and A27 glue the sheathing pice 43 and 44 and glue to the ends of the ribs sticking out of the wing.The flaps can be glued in any position or you can make them movable using wire S18 as hinges. You must amke sure that the hinges are tightly fit or the flaps will automatically fall. Glue from piece A28 the engine nacelles skeleton. Grind properly the egdes of the nacelles  frames. Over the ready skeleton glue the sheathing piece 45 and glue to the wings. Depending on your preferences you can glue the nacelles skeleton to the wing and then glue it over with sheathing . Make from piece 46 and wire S19 the wings angle strut. First glue over wire S19 piece 46a, next glue the entire part to the inside of the properly profiled angle strut piece 46b. Fix the ready angle strut filled with pieces 46c and 46d between the wing and the body in special pockets. Glue piece 46e between the angle strut and the engines nacelle. The engine is probably the most difficult part in the model. Less experienced modellers can sidestep some smaller details. The engines cylinder can be made in one of three versions. Version I is the cylinder glued from pieces 49d-49h, it is the easiest verion. The II and III version is cylinder glued from pulleys. Version II is cylinder made from cardboard pullys, version III is cylinder from pulleys made from paper. The III version is very labor-intensive, but the prize for the huge contibution to work is a miniture engine resembling the original one.Glue the engines crankcase from pieces 47a-47l as well as wire S20 as showed in the drawings. Wire S20 should slightly turn. The wire can be slightly longer than on the pattern and cut it properly just before gluing the propeller. Now glue to piece 47g details made from pieces 48a-48d. Glue pieces 48a and 48c on the unprinted side. Glue from pieces 49a-c the cylinder basis and when ready glue it to piece 47d. Depending on the chosen version of the cylinder glue from pieces 49d-49h or details A, B, C or D, E, F.Glue the cylinders knuckle from pieces 49i-49n and when ready glue it to the cylinder. Make from pieces 49o-49t and wire S21 valve rockers as well as the push rods. The valve springs piece 49r are on sheets grouped into couple pieces. First roll them together and the cut. Glue to the cylinder pulleys 49u as well as the inlet pipe piece 49w and pattern S22. Glue to the bottom part of the engine piece 50. Make from piece 51 and pattern S23 the exhaust pipes. Make the exhaust pipes as two identical copies. Glue the finished pipes to the engine. Glue to the engines nacelle piece 52. Depending  on whether you’ve chosen to make the model with the engines shields or without them glue piece 52. If you choose to make the shield then from piece 53 glue the shileds brackets which you then glue to piece 52. Next to piece 52 glue the ready engine. Glue the shiled as showed in the drawing from pieces 54a-h and finished glue to the brackets. If you choose not to make the shield then glue the finished engine to piece 52. Next glue from pieces 55a-55k the propellers. The propellers blades can be made in two ways. From pieces 55d,e each blade separatly or from two pieces 55f both blades together. Blades made from piece 55f are much realistic but are more difficult to make. The model has spare pieces 55d,e,f so that you can try the first and second way and choose which is better. Put the finished propeller onto the engines shaft , using pattern S24 as a bearing and an element distancing the propeller from the engine. To end the model couple of details are still left piece 56a,b and wire S25-the aerial mast, piece 56c-the second aerial mast, piece 57-the outside thermometer fixe from the outside to the pilots cabin shield. The ready model(after covering the panels) can be varnished with colourless matt varnish, what will increase its durability and secure from dust.