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Guest Peterpools

Matt

Sweet! Nice progress on the Fokker - just love the face on the front cowl.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Very nice Matt. You're making superb headway on your build now.

Very much like the oil spatter inside the bay. that is most convincing.

 

All of the extra attention is really paying off.

 

One thing that I did notice though. There appears to be what looks like seam line along the top of each gun breech. I'm not familiar with this era of aeroplane. Is that detail there on the full sized guns?

 

The seat belts look great. The colour looks like cloth to my eye and I'm glad there was enough room to plop them in without issue.

 

I'm eager to see how this looks when finished. Please keep us posted.

 

Cheers.

 

 

Thank you very much for the great comments. I am really enjoying your F-15 build, I wish I could build the big jets like that.

 

You are right. I had never even noticed that seam line until you pointed it out. At least it was caught now instead of at a contest. I'll pop the guns off and fix that, thank you.

 

I'm glad you like the seat belts. They have a little more work to be done, but they're about 90% there.

 

I will be sure to continue posting pictures. I'm spending today working on the engine, so hopefully I'll get some pictures up later.

 

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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INCREDIBLE workmanship. :wow: Perfection in MY eyes. :bow:

 

 

Thank you very, very much. I'm glad you think so, I don't find my own work close to perfection, but I'm glad people think so. A lot of it is the Wingnuts kit, it really is top of the line. I've never seen such a high quality kit before, especially at that price point.

 

 

Thank you for stopping in.

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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Matt

Sweet! Nice progress on the Fokker - just love the face on the front cowl.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

 

 

 

Thanks Peter! I really like the face too, that's why I decided to do this scheme over the one with the white cowl and tail.

 

 

I should have some pictures up this afternoon or evening, in between watching the Michigan game.

 

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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Guest Peterpools

Matt

Looking forward to the last photos as well.

Keep 'em coming

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Matt

Looking forward to the last photos as well.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

 

 

Thanks Peter. Here are the photos right here. Looks like I have to go scrape the seams off of the gun bodies, but I'm glad Guy pointed that out. I'll handle that tomorrow after school.

 

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The first job over the last couple of days has been doing the prop. It was first given a coat of Tamiya Flat Flesh, then the lighter grain was done with MiG German Ochre paint. Once that dried up, I masked off the laminations, and then went over with Burnt Sienna oil paint. Once that had dried, which took about 12 hours, I gave everything a light mist coat of Tamiya's Clear Orange, to make the wood look varnished. I still have to add the decals and prop boss painting, but that can be done tomorrow. I think it looks good, thoughts?

 

 

Also been working on the engine, trying to get it looking good. I wish I had a better camera to show how the rocker arms look, but I promise that Taurus did a great job. I did have to trim a couple of the valve stems, but that was easy to do.

 

I also got the cylinder decals applied, and a few decals applied to the main body of the engine. There is still a lot more to add before I can get into the weathering stages of the engine, and making it look just right.

 

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The last photo shows a small pipe I added, because it's in all of the reference photos I have. I'm not sure why Wingnuts didn't include it, but I'm sure they have their reasons. It was simple to add with some small solder and a couple of holes.

 

 

 

I hope that everyone is enjoying this build. It's really moving along now, it's in the home stretch. Once this one is done, I can start turning my attention to my big Nationals build, and finishing the -262. Which I actually worked on tonight, and it's all on its own landing gear now! So that one is another step closer to finished.

 

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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Guest Peterpools

Hi Matt

Love the prop and the Mercedes. Everything is nicely coming together and looking real good.

Keep 'em coming

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Hi Matt

Love the prop and the Mercedes. Everything is nicely coming together and looking real good.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

 

 

Thanks Peter. Now that the prop has been decaled, and the prop boss painted, it's now officially done. So now it's just down to the Mercedes, and then adding the mud and oil stains to finish it off. And I also removed the seam lines from the gun bodies and touched up the paint. Happy to have that fixed now, that mistake would have ended up haunting me.

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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The engine looks great, and the propeller looks like it's carved from laminated wood. Keep up the good work :m0152:

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The engine looks great, and the propeller looks like it's carved from laminated wood. Keep up the good work :m0152:

 

 

Thanks Dad. The prop isn't correct, here should be 7 laminations. But it's good for my first try. And would take an expert to point out the flaws, so hopefully there isn't one of those at the contest.

 

 

Matt

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Well, the engine is another step closer to done. I got the spark plug wires, and the magneto wires all done up, so the engine is almost ready to install. It also got it's first wash on it, just a basic little coat of Burnt Umber. I still have some more wires to add, to make the engine look correct.

 

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That's all for now. I hope that everyone is enjoying this build, it's really on the last couple of steps. Same with the Me-262, both are right on final approach. I think that there still needs to be some more weathering, but that won't be done until the last clear flat coat goes on.

 

 

Thanks to everybody who has been reading in, I'm gald you all like it. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

 

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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Matt,

 

Excellent work.... :wow:

 

The propellor and the engine looks incredibly superb.

 

I think you ave that ability to make beautiful detailed builds.

 

Your Fokker is coming along quite impressively...... :goodjob:

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