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Another Fokker Finished!

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Thanks Richard! Been doing a LOT of decalling lately. Sheets of lozenge decal and then loads of rib tape and I'm still not done but she is gettin' there. Hopefully I'll have more pics soon.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

With your painting skills I thought you would have painted it :hmmm:

 

Regards

Richard

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With your painting skills I thought you would have painted it :hmmm:

 

Regards

Richard

Montex makes a series of masks that allow you to paint the lozenge pattern but the issue I've been having including tonight's efforts is that my paint work is proving to be my Achillies heel. I had planned on giving the lower wing assembly a final semi-gloss clear coat but that's not what happened...............sigh. While decanting the paint from the spray can it splashed up a bit and a drop landed on the wing assembly. When I noticed it I tried to wipe it off and because it was lacquer it took a chunk of decal material off clean down to the primer. I managed to fix the damage to a reasonable degree but it was hours of work for something that should have taken me ten minutes. I truly have not been having a lot of luck with my paint work on this build!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Montex makes a series of masks that allow you to paint the lozenge pattern but the issue I've been having including tonight's efforts is that my paint work is proving to be my Achillies heel. I had planned on giving the lower wing assembly a final semi-gloss clear coat but that's not what happened...............sigh. While decanting the paint from the spray can it splashed up a bit and a drop landed on the wing assembly. When I noticed it I tried to wipe it off and because it was lacquer it took a chunk of decal material off clean down to the primer. I managed to fix the damage to a reasonable degree but it was hours of work for something that should have taken me ten minutes. I truly have not been having a lot of luck with my paint work on this build!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

Know what you mean Wolf ............................ I've had more than one or two projects that I just tossed in the trash because I was so disgusted with it !!! Sometimes I just don't have that perseverance, especially when it comes down to the finish line and something goes wrong that would entail practically starting all over. :crying:

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Know what you mean Wolf ............................ I've had more than one or two projects that I just tossed in the trash because I was so disgusted with it !!! Sometimes I just don't have that perseverance, especially when it comes down to the finish line and something goes wrong that would entail practically starting all over. :crying:

Thanks Will. I've been there myself but this kit is just way too nice to trash so perseverance is the order of the day. I'm getting to be something of an expert on damage control though which is very time consuming. No wonder it take so long for me to finish a build.! :doh:

Cheers,

Wolf

 

Hang in there Wolf, I am sure you will come through and produce a jaw dropping model

Thanks Don, hang in I will but I'm not too sure about the jaw dropping model. Too many warts already and I'm not done yet!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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I've been moving forward with the Fokker build, all be it at something of a snail's pace. I've been completing most of the individual sub assemblies and tonight I couldn't resist fitting them together. I wanted to get a sense of what still needs doing (lots of stuff) and to make sure all the subassemblies came together without any fuss. The bottom wing assembly has been permanently affixed as have the tail feathers. For the control cable ends I used GasPatch 1/48 turnbuckles and EZ line. I still need to add my wash and weather everything a bit more. The undercarriage has been set in place but nothing has been glued. The struts have simply been pushed in to the axle wing assembly. The same goes for all the upper wing struts which have been dry fitted and the upper wing carefully rested in to place. Even without any glue I can pick up the entire model by lifting it up with the upper wing assembly. How's that for a perfect fit? The ailerons still need to be covered in lozenge decal and the rib tapes need to be added to the upper wing assembly. I've also been using MicroSculpt fabric effect decals to cover the wing assemblies once all the rib tapes have been added. Even though the MicroSculpt sheet says it's for 1/48th scale it works equally well in 1/32nd and really enhances the look of the lozenge decals supplied by WnWs. You can see the effect on the lower wing as opposed to the unfinished upper wing. It's a lot of extra work but I really like the effect it gives.

 

On with the pics although they're not the best. I kind o' rushed the process tonight so I could put at least a little something up. With tomorrow being Mother's Day it's unlikely I'll be able to get much done on the Fokker.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

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Yup....Doesn't get much better than this,perfect paint and details as per usual Wolf.wonderful to see it take shape.

One question,what is the material being used for rigging?, iffin one may ask.

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Totally blown away. Just gorgeous work. What a treat to see

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Yup....Doesn't get much better than this,perfect paint and details as per usual Wolf.wonderful to see it take shape.

One question,what is the material being used for rigging?, iffin one may ask.

Thanks Bill, very kind words. Hopefully you'll get a chance to see it this fall and then you'll be able to see all the imperfections. The rigging material for the aileron controls is an elastic thread that I bought years ago from AeroClub. It has it's applications but I'm not sure I'm too happy about having used it here. It's tricky trying to get it pushed in to a small hole and then apply ca. It handles much like a wet noodle. I'll probably cut it off and use monofilament line instead. Once glued the monofilament line can be nicely tensioned with careful application of a little heat. I'll do the same for the landing gear assembly. The rest of the rigging material is EZ Line.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

:wow: :bow: :bow:

 

:wub: :wub:

 

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL....

 

what more is there to say..... :wow:

Thank-you MARU5137, always a pleasure hearing fro you!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

Wolf

Totally blown away. Just gorgeous work. What a treat to see

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

As always, thank-you Peter! I noticed that you don't have either your Albatros or your Fokker DVII listed as being "on the bench"? What's happening with those?

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

Very Sharp! Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

 

Dave

Thanks Dave, slowly but surely she's gettin' there eh?

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

Wow, very well done

Much appreciated Ron! Quite literally I couldn't have gotten this far without your help. As you know, still lots to do........................ :frantic:

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Thanks for your comment on the aileron rigging line. I've been pondering which to use on my D.VII - EZ Line or mono. I also think EZ line, and similar products, perform like a wet noodle, and mine sometimes picks up a static charge and flees my tweezer points. It's like chasing a compass needle around...

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Wolf

Tough to sneak anything by you these days Buddy. Right now, both have been demoted to the rear of the hanger as I work on the Jug and a new project which is now underway and that has all my modeling juices boiling over. I'll be posting the customary overview photos and my initial start photos this weekend. Right now, all I can say it, it doesn't have winds and is BIG.

:innocent:

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Thanks for your comment on the aileron rigging line. I've been pondering which to use on my D.VII - EZ Line or mono. I also think EZ line, and similar products, perform like a wet noodle, and mine sometimes picks up a static charge and flees my tweezer points. It's like chasing a compass needle around...

 

 

The way around that is to have a little bit/pool of thin CA ready and dip the tip of the EZ Line in it before threading. The flat Prym rigging for the Brit airframes really doesnt need it.

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