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WnW Junkers D.I .......Feeling the need for a nice quick OOB build....

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So, with a couple of full on conversions on the go and not completing a build in the last year I decided to start on this one and just enjoy a simple OOB build.

 

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First up is the lower fuselage frame which is made up just three pieces!

 

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Huge amounts of flash on the outer fuselage frames to remove.

 

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Really disapointed with the fit in places, just overerly tight and not fitting at all without serious trimming. Control surface does not fit onto the tailplane without some careful adjustment.

 

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I was keen to see how the wings went together and how much clean up they would require around the leading edges.

 

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That was the best I could achieve and not looking foward to cleaning up around all that beautifuly rendered corrugated surface!

 

After a fun afternoon at the bench I had all of the major parts built up and cockpit parts ready for painting.

 

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Got to say, its a lovely little kit and goes together very quickly, looking foward to getting some paint on and finish building the cockpit.

 

Regards. Andy

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Great start Andy!

 

Recon this is probably the most straightforward of the WnW kits?

 

Iain

 

Its a lovely little kit Iain and is a very simple build, I have come across a couple of silly fit issue's which should have been ironed out at the test shot stage but otherwise a lot of fun to build!

 

Regards. Andy 

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I am in with a load of popcorn. Haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet but i have a couple of ideas. Following your progress and taking notes!

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I am in with a load of popcorn. Haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet but i have a couple of ideas. Following your progress and taking notes!

Hi Karim, thanks for checking by. its a great little kit wnW have put together. Hopefully I can do it some justice!

 

Regards. Andy

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that does look like a fun build, i'm really interested to see how your decals go in the wing texture, great start

 

WnW say the decals are extra thin, I like you are very interested to see how they perform!

 

Regards. Andy

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Spent this evening spraying the main interior components ready to move on to detail painting.

 

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I thought I would go with unpainted fuselage interior with the main cockpit frame work in light grey/green for some interest. How correct it is I'm not sure but fun all the way on this build!!

 

For the fuselage interior I first sprayed a very light coat of Tamiya primer followed by a pre shade of dark grey. I then misted over Vallejo Dark Aluminium metal coat.

 

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I think I have managed to add a little variation to the corregation and should look interesting with the grey green cockpit frame work.

 

Regards. Andy

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I have the kit so it is great to see this build going on while I am in the trenches with my other builds.

 

I was planning to clean up around "all that beautifuly rendered corrugated surface" using a Fiberglass scratch brush tool. I am betting that a buffing motion parallel to the grooves will remove the trash in the grooves and high points equally.

 

Rick

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Cockpit just about ready for closing up with all of th major components ow painted and just needing some final weathering.

 

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I pre shaded the rear cockpit panel which has a subtle fabric texture moulded and then covered in a scrap of Aviattic fabric decal.

 

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Then the seat was added with HWW fabric belts I had in the stash that were earmarked for a Fokker D VII build.

 

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So not quite an OOB build but almost! Should get the cockpit closed today and then on to fitting the engine which is pretty well built up now.

 

Regards. Andy

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