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The fuselage frame has these 'eyelets' welded to some of the corners for the rigging attachments...

 

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So I had to come up with a way to produce some 'rings'

 

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Ii reminded be of when making buckles and handles from lead wire. Some stretched sprue is coiled around a fitting shaped  tool

and this is placed over the flame of a candle to reheat the stretched sprue to make it keep the shape...

 

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This way I'm able to produce as many 'eyelets' as I need.

 

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The fuselage frame is slowly beginning to come together...

 

Cheers: Kent

 

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Oh my word! 

 

This is like watching childhood dreams turn into reality. Scratch-building from another planet, and very inspiring. Keep going Kent...  

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23 hours ago, Madmax said:

Oh my word! 

 

This is like watching childhood dreams turn into reality. Scratch-building from another planet, and very inspiring. Keep going Kent...  

 

Thank you Sean, appreciate it. It's also one of my 'childhood dreams' - Now it's finally time to go for it...

And I will, continue to the 'bitter end' :-)

 

Cheers: Kent

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First little test of fitting the resin spars...

 

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The axle fairing has been strengthened with a piece of brass rod.

 

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The cast resin spars fits nicely on the axle-

 

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The outer spars are held in place by some stretched sprue. This technique seems to work very well, which is a great encouragement

for the upcoming wing assembly's...

 

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For the Wheels I have been casting some tyres + wheel rims and I will be using the Part photo etched wire wheels and spokes.

 

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First attempt at the tail plane, it's not as complicated as it looks...

 

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I may have to change some of the 'stringers' with resin ones, they are not 'behaving' as I would like them to.

 

Cheers: Kent

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Just fantastic! My modelling mojo has been absent lately, and this is making me want to push ahead with my own skeleton builds. I have been struggling with how to make my own cowls; metal for the Camel and paper for the planned Fokker project. 

 

Really awesome work!

 

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22 hours ago, Wouter said:

Now this is something you don't see every day! Fantastic work Kent, you're a brave man. 

 

Thanks Wouter, hopefully I will not break my neck or something on this! ;-)

 

Cheers: Kent

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Couldn't resist, I just had to try the fitting of the tail plane...

 

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Looking very 'Fokkerish'. Now I'm headed for the Wing assembly's...

 

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This book about the Fokker Dr. I  is just great!

 

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Plans and details of the constructions.

 

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I'm trying to get as close to real thing as possible.

 

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A little example of the work involved for the wing tips.

 

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Ready to make copy's of the wingtips.

 

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The assembly of the top wing begins.

 

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More wing spars in place. No real challenges yet. It's just hours of fiddly work ;-)

 

Cheers: Kent

 

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