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'Flying Circus' 'dreidekker's (Roden 1/32)

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Hi Guy's - After finishing the 'skeletal' Fokker Dr.I - I've been working on a Fokker 'dreidekker' triple...

 

Three of Jagdstaffel 11 (Richthofen's) 'triplanes'  - They will later become part of a diorama counterpart for the '74th Squadron' S.e.5a.

 

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Fokker Dr.I's 477/17 - 502/17 - 588/17. I've taken some 'artistic' liberty's in displaying all three 'Fokker's with early German Crosses.

 

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A little list of what was done to 'fix' the Roden Fokker Triplanes...

 

External corrections:

Tailplane contur corrected
Depression in stabilzer's removed

Front decking corrrected with filler holes
Gun blast protection plates
Fuel tank and filler caps

Engine push rods and spark plugs and wire
Engine access hatch - scratched

Inspection window in upper wing moved
Viewable ZAK stamp and Werk nr.

Axle wing corrected
Wheel openings detailed
Rib tape added to all wings

 

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Internal corrections:

Machine gun boxes scratched
Fuselage plywood sections scratched
Pilots seat reworked with seat cushion
Bulkhead reworked with string
Linen cover for shoulder belts
Machine gun and throttle cables
Map case scratched
Internal rigging
Magneto + instruments
Fuel pump

 

Aftermarket parts:

Aviattic rudder
Aviattic cowling
Eduard photo etch set
Eduard Linen stiching

 

Rigging:

Monofilament fishing line for the rigging
Infini Black Aero Rigging for control cables
0,12 mm steel wire for eyelets
0,5 mm brass tube

 

Painting:
Fokker bleached linen (homebrew)
Fokker Turquoise  Tamiya XF-23
Streaking camouflage: Windsor & Newton Oil.
Raw Umber Green shade.
Richthofen 'red' - Vallejo Cavalry Brown.

 

Cheers: Kent
 

 

 

 

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My goodness!! Those are gorgeous!

 

The amount of work you did to improve the Roden kit is impressive and I'm sure it is really obvious in close-ups. The olive streaking is the best I think I've ever seen.  

 

Looking forward to seeing how they fit into one of your amazing dioramas.

 

Thanks for sharing those.

 

Richard

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16 hours ago, R Palimaka said:

My goodness!! Those are gorgeous!

 

The amount of work you did to improve the Roden kit is impressive and I'm sure it is really obvious in close-ups. The olive streaking is the best I think I've ever seen.  

 

Looking forward to seeing how they fit into one of your amazing dioramas.

 

Thanks for sharing those.

 

Richard

 

Thank you Richard, appreciate the kind words. It will be some time before I can get to the diorama part, but this was a huge step in the right direction.

 

Kent

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Thank you all: Richard, Andy, Rod, Miroslav, Ray, Mike, Mark, Gary and Robert.

I really appreciate you nice comments!

 

Some of you seem to put a lot of expectations into the diorama.

I do not want to 'overdo' it, the main feature will be the planes, as I wan't it to 'mirror' the '74th Squadron' diorama.

 

Here are some photo's I'm using as inspiration for the diorama:

 

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Notice the 'walkway' in the front, that would be a nice feature to add.

 

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I also want to add a lot of crew and ground personnel. This is a nice shot showing the preparations for a 'sortie'.

 

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A car like this, towing half a 'Fokker' is also in the making...

 

You are very welcome to add your comments and suggestions ;)

 

Cheers: Kent

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Kent,

 

Exquisite work as always! I’m again impressed at your consistently high standard, given the repetition of three builds. I am looking forward to seeing that car in your work!

 

Cheers,  Tom

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Another favorite of mine is the photo of a Dr.I pulled by a horse, with several mechanics walking by the wings for stability. I really like the staff car used as a tow vehicle, so I hope to see how that turns out. Thanks for showing us some amazing work.

 

Tnarg

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