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Silver Wings Fokker D.21

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Hi all,

 

Right in the middle of building the Silver Wings Fokker D.21 kit I reviewed recently.

The fit is great. The instructions can be challenging. 

 

Instrument panel with Ammo Crystal Clear:

 

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Rudder controls, stick and floor boards:

 

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Some fitting:

 

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The Bristol Mercury engine:

 

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More pics here:

 

http://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/3688-silver-wings-132-fokker-d21/

 

Cheers,

 

Jeroen

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Guest Peterpools

Jeroen

What a start. The IP looks brilliant and the interior detailing is so very well done. Just finished admiring your thread on Larges Scale Planes .. beautiful work as always.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Cheers guys! 

 

Ok. Meeting some resistance. The engine is slightly too big in diameter for the cowling. So I sanded away the connection rim inside the cowling and sanded the entire cowling way thinner all around. And now it fits!

 

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What you see here are 5 parts:

 

 

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And added the second wing too:

 

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So far it's a pretty smooth ride!

 

Cheers,

Jeroen

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Guest Peterpools

Jeroen

Outstanding ... looking just so good

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Ok, some good news and some set back.

 

First of all I managed to screw up the shaft. Or shaft the shaft in proper english.

I got some paint on it (the unwanted kind) and dipped it in aceton. This caused the parts to become... rubber!

Mailed Silver Wings and a new one is already on the way!

 

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But this weekend i did manage to mask and fit the canopy and add the wheels:

 

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But then I noticed an error I made. So be wary of following my lead. The instructions tell you to make the upper cockpit framing all with tubing. 6 tubes going up and one small horizontal one connecting them. Like so:

 

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However, the only tubes you need to make are the two 90 degree vertical ones behind the seat and the two 30 degree ones going back down, making an inverted V.

The other tubes are integral part of the canopy clear part!

So I removed them (while the canopy was glued) and fixed it. Pretty happy with my handiwork:

 

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Lovely work Jeroen! I discovered that acetone and resin don't mix well myself on my Fisher Ryan build. Let's hope I can remember it long enough...

 

Kev

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Great work on this kit, Jeroen !

 

Your mishap is a reminder that acetone is a solvent for PU (recommended to clean up the cans of expansive PU foam)

 

Hubert

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Guest Peterpools

Jeroen

Outstanding..... Looking fantastic

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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