or nearly a biplane
|Allen Dewire||13/08/2017 15:13:54|
1352 forum posts
Now that is really one big Fokker!!!...Ummm, I mean Heinkel there Sir. I've seen this kit in the store and the box was huge. Would need a bigger apartment if I ever built it. Really nice finished product you've made for the client.
And the other Fokker????........Take care Von Dillini.
|Fernando Nijhuis||13/08/2017 18:16:17|
640 forum posts
Great looking HE-111, what a beast.
Good luck with your Fokker, looks like a real challenge to tackle.
|Sjors Greut||13/08/2017 19:52:34|
760 forum posts
Good luck with the Fokker, can't wait to see some progress shots.
|Tony Dill 2||14/08/2017 12:06:08|
5623 forum posts
Good Morning Gentlemen,
The Great Graf Von Dillini staggers into the mess and sags down at the counter, his face white, his eyes bloodshot. His batman ( Not Bruce Wayne mind you) peers cautiously over the bar, then shuffles over to the great man,with a Schnapps in hand.
"What s wrong Mein Graf?" he asks with the required deference to a great modeler
"This This!" he gesticulates wildly in the direction of the Eduard Fokker DIII, " Its not as bad as it appeared!"
To Be continued tonight Gents!
Edited By Tony Dill 2 on 14/08/2017 19:51:33
|Tony Dill 2||14/08/2017 20:21:10|
5623 forum posts
Pardon for the interruption , but i realized that I had an appointment with my eye doctor!
As I said, progress has been slow, due to a rather large Fokker, uh He111H6 getting in the way. But work has resumed.
In this pic you can see that I have applied the inner lozenge camo decals on the fuselage. Looking carefully at the fuselage halves, you will see that there are no location holes and pins. I feel that this is not the end of the world as it allows me to line up the fuselage halves quite accurately. You will note too, if you will the thickness of the fuselage halves. The mating surfaces were sanded on a perfectly flat surface to make the joins as good as possible.
The tan surfaces are the inner wood surfaces and are represented by photoetch.
I placed the beginnings of the photoetched inner cockpit frame work and floor into the right fuselage half. it fitted surprisingly well. I went on to add brass rod to the frame work after this to bulk out the actual tubes of the frame to closer represent the real thing.
I somehow forgot to take pictures of the completed cockpit, and for that humble apologies
But, it is all assembled as you see in the photograph, and while it may look perfectly horrible festooned in acres of tape. but that is all part of the canny plan of The Great Von Dillini, to help in glueing the beast together! Ja!
I also took his opportunity to drill the location holes for the rigging and struts as those provided were found to be most shallow.
You can see that this is not the latest shake and bake from the Far East, but a limited run kit in the truest sense of the world
But never fear, Ve shall overcome!
THE GREAT GRAF VON DILLINI
|Steve Jones 12||17/08/2017 06:40:29|
3599 forum posts
Even with the eyesight issues you still managed to produce some wonderful etch work. Look forward to seeing the cockpit in due course
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