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Fokker Dr. I 'Skeletal'

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So, to finish this project has suddenly become much more interesting to me. Wonder why?

 

The progress has been painstakingly slow with the amount of detailing required in every corner.

 

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The rib bracing tapes were done using Tamiya masking tape cut into very thin strips.

 

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They were painted in an off-white color, looks the part doesn't it?

 

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I wasn't able to fit the first fuel tank properly, so i had to start over, building one a little lower to fit everything within the framework.

Additional details are scratched: Fuel gauge, filling caps, instrument with spring mount, map case etc...

 

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The top cover in place...

 

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The seat is in place with seat belts made from Tamiya tape too. The metal parts are Tom's Modelworks photoetch.

Still some detailing left to the cockpit before I can move on to the MG installation.

 

Cheers: Kent

 

 

Edited by kkarlsen

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Kent,

again a wonderfull work.

Many years ago I have built a simpler one in bigger scale from Hasegawa and it is still flying ... :rolleyes:

Alfons

 

Bildvorschau

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So the assembly of the 'petite' Fokker has started...

 

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Starting out with the top plywood covering, adding the wooden sides.

 

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The top cover hasn't been fitted yet, the middle wing will have to go under it.

 

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A bit of a mess with all the loose rigging...

 

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The nice front cowling by Aviattic.

 

Cheers: Kent

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10 hours ago, brahman104 said:

How do you keep track of all the cables and stop them getting knotted up?

 

Oehmm, does it look like I'm keeping track of the cables? ^_^

Thankfully the 'Dreidekker' hasn't got many cables to keep track of, so I just bundle them together with tape.

 

So, after months and months of ridiculos detailing, this build is finally getting somewhere...

 

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All parts ready for assembly.

 

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Lower wing fitted.

 

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Struts and middle wing fitted.

 

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Top wing test fitted.

 

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It does begin to look like a proper little  'Dreidekker' ;)

 

Cheers: Kent

Edited by kkarlsen

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My goodness that's incredible!

 

I guess the other thing to bear in mind is this is not a big aeroplane, so all this ridiculous detail is crammed into a very tiny bit of space

 

highly impressive

 

Peter

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Brilliant work as always Kent! You're always at the top of your game with your builds. Where did the upper fuselage cowling over the middle wing and forward of the cockpit opening come from?

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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8 hours ago, Wolf Buddee said:

Brilliant work as always Kent! You're always at the top of your game with your builds. Where did the upper fuselage cowling over the middle wing and forward of the cockpit opening come from?

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

I've been wondering about that too Wolf...

My bad, I wasn't paying enough attention. I was basing the wooden coverings on the aftermarket parts.

Apart from being the wrong size, they show the coverings being mirrored around the exhaust, but they obvious aren't.

 

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This photo of a Fokker build, clearly shows the issue with the wooden covering.

It didn't become clear before the top covering was in place. I'll just have to redo the wooden side coverings to make them larger at the top.

 

Cheers: Kent

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