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Wolf Buddee

Another Fokker Finished!

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Amazing - I was about to ask whether you would be using Taurus' products and Bang! there they were! Your build is so clean, so neat and so beguiling as always Wolf. I love watching your work (along with others) and will be following with huge interest !

 

I had a long discussion elsewhere about a product called Prym which I understand WnW's recommend for rigging - it has the same properties as E-Z line but, as Brian found out, takes paint a little better. I wondered whether you'd seen this?

 

Grant

 

PS: Glad to see Guy5y posting here - welcome Guy - he's a damn fine chap and I hope he feels at home here at LSP

Grant, thanks for checking in. I saw the Taurus Models details on his website and decided very quickly I needed to add his details to my build. The detail is amazing, particularly the valve spring assemblies and you get both open and closed valve configurations and a diagram that shows which valves were open or closed so you get the valve timing correct. Class act!

 

I saw the thread regarding Prym on Brian's DH.2 build. The big difference between Prym and EZ Line is that Prym has a flat profile which represents flat wire rigging used on British aircraft and EZ Line has a round profile which matches the German bracing wire better. I have some rigging material that I bought a number of years ago through Aeroclub which I suspect is very similar to Prym and the EZ Line I bought from WnWs. The only issue I seem to have with EZ Line is that it seems too thin in my opinion especially if stretched out. I won't be puling much on it when I used it for the control cables. The EZ Line doesn't need any colouring added to it but the Aeroclub material does as it comes in white just like Prym.

 

I was also glad to see Guy post. He seemed a little hesitant to join in the discussion so I'm glad he did. I've found LSP a wonderful place to contribute to so hopefully he'll jump on the bandwagon too. :m0152:

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Great stuff Wolf. Those pics REALLY make me want to invest in all of the Taurus Models resin details for my next build!

 

Damn this AMS!!!!!

 

:popcorn:

Oh believe me I know Brian, I keep looking at the limited reference material I have and think, "ok, I can add this and then I'll scratch build that but then I'll need to know this................... You get the idea. This one I want to complete within a couple of months time frame so I'm doin' it on the KISS program. Keep It Simple Stupid, LOL! In my opinion, the Taurus Models stuff is worth every penny. It falls in to the same category as Barracudacast stuff. Top notch details and perfectly cast.

 

Amazing work on your Mitchell too by the way, been following along on a daily basis! :popcorn:

Now I'm off to the work bench to see what I can get done.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Just a couple of pics to show some things I've noticed on the cylinder heads. After assembling the cylinder head halves I found that there was a lot of excess material between the cylinders that needed to be carefully cleaned out. I used a #11 blade to do that and then ran a thin strip of sand paper around the cylinders to tidy it all up. The cylinders have two coolant passages, one on top and the other on the bottom right side. The bottom coolant passage is not moulded round as it should be but it's not a really big deal. The top coolant passage is round but the clamps that secured the pipe sections together are only moulded on one side. I'm going to remove the moulded ones and make new clamps that go all the way around. On the bottom passage I'll just add partial clamps. They won't be seen later anyways but you know..........AMS, LOL! The accompanying pics should clarify my text.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

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The clamps are on! I cut the clamp material from a very thin piece of sheet styrene using a fresh #11 blade and a steel ruler for a straight edge. The fasteners were cut from hexagonal rod using a small cutting jig so they were all exactly the same length. I used a single edge razor blade to make the cuts. That's a trick I learned from Mark (dodgem37) here on LSP. Thanks Mark, even this old dog can learn new tricks, LOL. :whistle:

 

Now it's off to the paint shop to spray the upper cylinders gloss black. Using gloss black will eliminate the need to gloss coat later for the application of the decals. It should also provide a slightly different tonal quality, even when the flat coat is applied, in comparison to the black I'll use to paint the lower portions of the cylinders which are moulded to the crankcase assembly. Colour photos should be next...............

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

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Hi Wolf,

 

 

Looking very nice, Great Ideas For attaching the Taurus parts. I like the clamps you made ,I noticed they were missing after I had My engine already painted so that`s a detail I didn't add. .The more FokkerDVII`s built here and all the details everyone does the better they get ! Keep posting your Ideas ,I`ll be watching .

 

Willi

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Hi Wolf,

 

 

Looking very nice, Great Ideas For attaching the Taurus parts. I like the clamps you made ,I noticed they were missing after I had My engine already painted so that`s a detail I didn't add. .The more FokkerDVII`s built here and all the details everyone does the better they get ! Keep posting your Ideas ,I`ll be watching .

 

Willi

Thanks Willi, I've been watching your progress as well and you're going to have a very striking looking DVII when you're done. I love the the extra details you added to your build of the Mercedes engine and luckily most of it will be visible so it was really worth the extra work. I've been following your lead Sir!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Wolf

You just keep amazing me with the latest of added details.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Those clamps make the lower coolant pipe look in-the-round. Good show, Wolf.

5X you say?

 

Sincerely,

Mark

Thanks Mark, a little extra work but I think it'll look good when painted up. The 5X, I'm assuming you mean the magnification on my lamp? Believe me, I need every bit of it!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Hey Wolfe, any chance of getting a close up pic of your clamps with the Hex fastner?

 

Looks great!

Maybe Chuck. The upper cylinder assembly is in the paint shop right now and with everything painted gloss black there's not much to see. I'll shoot more pics when it's all finished.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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I like it! The engine detail is looking awesome Wolf! Even with the Taurus Model stuff that I'm adding, I don't think my engine will come anywhere close to yours. I really like the detail.

 

 

 

 

Matt :party0023:

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