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« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2013, 04:45:19 PM »

Today's progress...

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« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2013, 04:44:20 PM »

That is looking very pretty.
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« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2013, 05:00:29 PM »

Cheers Rich! I'm hoping the lurid colour scheme will distract the eye of the beholder from my usual quota of constructional screw-ups...

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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2013, 05:13:49 PM »

You certainly won't lose it in the snow...
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« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2013, 04:22:48 PM »

I don't really know why they made any attempt at camouflage when the rest of the schemes could be seen from five miles away. In fog. By Stevie Wonder...

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« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2013, 12:14:59 PM »

This is turning out to be one of those that is taking every opportunity to go wrong. Tailplane was nicely covered and steam shrunk, yet a whacking great wrinkle has appeared after doping. Sigh...

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« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2013, 12:48:05 PM »

Gave up and built a new tailplane! Managed a few more bits and pieces and got hold of some 5mm neoprene cord for tyres as the 3mm I already had looked woefully skinny compared to pics. Nearly ready to cover the last bits and start spraying trim...

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« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2013, 09:26:36 AM »

I've not had chance to do much building recently, but I've got the Fokker a little further along...

The nose has had the red trim sprayed. It will get another coat once the distinctive side panels have been added. The new tailplane is covered and pinned down so it's getting there-slowly!

Sadly, I can't take any credit for the wonderful pilot figure! The figure and the incredible paint job are all the (Reasonably priced!) work of Dave Banks.

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« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2013, 08:14:06 AM »

A bit more progress! Once I get the lower wings doped and pinned down flat, I can get on with nose side panels, Spandaus and dummy engine while I wait for some more white Esaki to arrive for the upper wing!

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« Reply #59 on: November 16, 2013, 08:55:22 AM »

Looking very tidy. Love those lozenges!
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« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2013, 09:57:48 AM »

Cheers Pete! I've ordered some more white tissue. I would have been fine, but the printer chewed up three sheets!

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« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2013, 03:30:18 PM »

I'm only guessing, but was there any swearing involved?
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« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2013, 03:37:57 PM »

You know me too well!!
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« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2013, 03:50:09 PM »

Made the first of the nose side panels. Photocopies of the patterns were tacked to thin litho plate and the shape cut out. Slits were cut at the numerous louvre positions and the louvres were formed by laying the litho over some scrap soft balsa and working the metal into shape with the rounded end of a small scalpel handle. (Note to self: Remove no.11 blade before doing the opposite side; I can only lose so much blood...) It turned out better than I'd hoped! Once it's glued in place, it will be sprayed red along with the second coat on the rest of the nose. The 2 panels will add about 4-5g at a guess, but it's a rare WWI bipe that doesn't need noseweight!

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« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2013, 03:35:57 PM »

Here are the 2 nose panels. I managed to form the louvres in the second one without spilling any blood (At least they're red!) and they have had one coat of paint before gluing in position on the fuselage. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out, given the rough and ready method used. Metalwork is not my forte! The weight of the 2 is only around 3g, so not as heavy as I feared...

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« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2013, 04:40:39 PM »

I am finding this all a bit intimidating.  It is looking very nice indeed.
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« Reply #66 on: November 24, 2013, 04:47:35 PM »

Had to remind myself how those panels are orientated .... looking great  Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: November 25, 2013, 01:36:15 PM »

David, don't be fooled! The camera CAN lie... This is not meant to be intimidating, it's just my approach to one model and the use of techniques that are new to me as "practice" for a proposed open class model. If a drunken idiot like me can do this stuff, anybody else should be fine!

The plan for tonight is to get a second coat of paint on the two panels and daub some black on the nose of the model underneath the louvre positions. Then I need to decide whether to cut the front of the panels free along the line of the noseblock break or leave them in one piece and have the noseblock slide between them.

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« Reply #68 on: November 25, 2013, 04:39:34 PM »

In a mad burst of enthusiasm, I got the Fokker's nose panels glued in place tonight. I "weathered" the paint a little around the edges of the dummy hatches and the panels themselves, in an attempt to break up the solid colour and give some definition. I decided to keep the panels in one piece and slide the noseblock between them. It looks better and is easier!

Spandaus next... Damn!

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« Reply #69 on: November 25, 2013, 04:58:33 PM »

Dan
While you're at it, can you make a pair for me too. One twelfth will do.
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« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2013, 05:15:41 PM »

I'd love to, Bill. Just give me 15 years or so to get over the trauma of doing mine...

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« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2013, 05:19:08 PM »

Dan
Somewhere along the line, I missed the bit where you made and lined up the cabane wires, and how you fitted the side panels over the one that passes through. Are they waiting to be soldered together at the top?
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« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2013, 05:41:26 PM »

Pete will probably not be pleased with me .... but fits this moment I think?  Smiley

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« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2013, 05:54:34 PM »

Nascent Serial Killer, if ever I saw one...

Bill, the C/S wires are 2 separate pieces, one each side, that plug into alum tubes. Given my ineptitude with wire bending, they were a Royal pain to do... Using two pieces per side and soldering together at the top would have been easier, but where's the fun in that...?!

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« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2013, 07:35:12 PM »

Dan,
Fantastic work on your D7!!  Actually the side panels on the real D-7 had a slit in the panel to allow getting around the strut (see pic below). Still great work!!

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