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#4398972 - 01/09/18 12:54 AM OT - Fokker E.V  
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Hi all,
I thought you might like to see my latest 1:32 scale model (my 12th), which is the Fokker E.V flown by Hans Goerth whilst serving with MJF III in 1918.

The model is the fairly recent release from MicroMir and although updated by them, still leaves a lot of corrections and modifications by the modeller to bring the end result up to standard. During this build I replaced the kit supplied cockpit side frames, pilot seat support frame, pilot step, ground crew grab handles, undercarriage struts and wing support struts with scratch built versions, made from Brass micro-tube and solid rod. The wing support struts and the undercarriage struts were made with an aerofoil section and reinforced internally with solid brass rod. They were fitted to the model without using the ‘Pheon’ supplied jig that came as part of their decal set. The engine was replaced by the ‘Roden’ version and the two machine guns by ‘Gaspatch’ equivalents, whose turnbuckles were also used. The pilot figure is from 'Copper State Models' and ‘Aviattic’ supplied the lozenge decals. The access panel wingnuts and Fokker type fasteners were from 'Taurus Models'.

As usual I have compiled a comprehensive build log in Adobe PDF format. It includes step by step build details, supported by colour photographs and also covers the kit corrections and modifications as well some information on the pilot and aircraft. It can be viewed and/or downloaded from the linked Fokker E.V images here:

http://igavh2.xara.hosting/index.htm

My next model will be the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup (RFC version).

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#4398977 - 01/09/18 01:13 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Great job on that. Detail is well done.


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#4398979 - 01/09/18 01:18 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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That's really neat!

#4398980 - 01/09/18 01:21 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Amazing as always Sandbagger!! Great work.

#4398990 - 01/09/18 02:14 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Beautiful Job Sandbagger.

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#4399004 - 01/09/18 07:14 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Again, I hate you because I can't paint my models like that. Man that looks sooo nice


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#4399009 - 01/09/18 08:03 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Phantastic details, Sanbagger! Hat off. Even canvas pattern is clearly visible.
BTW - just of curiosity - how do you clean your models (dust off)? wink

#4399019 - 01/09/18 10:16 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Another stunning bit of work Sandbagger, absolutely beautiful.

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#4399031 - 01/09/18 12:04 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Great job... impressive stuff!

#4399043 - 01/09/18 01:44 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Fantastic, Beautiful!

#4399044 - 01/09/18 01:49 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thanks guys.
As to keeping the models clean - they are all in custom made acrylic display cases, which both protect and keeps off dust from the models - they rarely get exposed so stay clean yep

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#4399046 - 01/09/18 01:52 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Excellent craftsmanship Sandbagger. Love the build logs you provide with the models.


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#4399105 - 01/09/18 06:09 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Amazing work, as always, Sandbagger!

Your attention to detail is simply amazing, down to the oil splatter on the engine cowling and the dirt smudges on the tail section above the tail skid.

If I were 1:32 of my size I would climb into the cockpit and expect to be able to fly it!

Museum quality work.

#4399272 - 01/10/18 06:00 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Superb work. I especially liked looking at the clothing folds and boot details of figure.

#4399281 - 01/10/18 06:35 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Sandbagger that is amazing work as usual. You are a perfectionist obsessed!
I am impressed with the fact that you also keep detailed build logs. Amazing!

So when does the museum have it's official opening???


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#4399286 - 01/10/18 07:11 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins
Sandbagger that is amazing work as usual. You are a perfectionist obsessed!
I am impressed with the fact that you also keep detailed build logs. Amazing!

So when does the museum have it's official opening???

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Or, at least any virtual tour?

#4399303 - 01/10/18 09:23 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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elegant................lovely work

#4399343 - 01/11/18 02:43 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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That's a neat solution for keepng the dust off. I always ended up breaking bits dusting mine.


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#4399392 - 01/11/18 03:00 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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These are real works of art. Incredibly impressed!

#4399412 - 01/11/18 05:41 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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WOW! Amazing result. I build original AVIS release that I got on kit flea market some years ago. I don't know what Mikromir changed but original kit was bit horrible.

I am on same boat with this "complete" vignettes. All my WWI 1/32 kits was finished with stand and figure. It somewhat completes kits of this beautiful flying machines.

Here is my original Avis kit buid:

http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=87506

Really interested what was changed in Mikromir version.

BTW excellent collection of your kits. Neat idea to use that acrylic display boxes. Where did you get it?

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I was flying the Fokker EV in WOFF UE. What a 'dog'. wounded For such a good looking airplane with a lot of ballyhoo it just doesn't live up to expectations. I'll be like Josef Jacobs and take a Fokker Triplane any day, anywhere, anytime with any adversary! Bring it! neaner Not complaining... just saying!

#4399534 - 01/12/18 03:23 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Very nice!

#4399810 - 01/13/18 09:30 PM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,

Ataribaby - that's a great build and I like the teddy bear in the cockpit and the figure - very nice build.
The MicroMir model was supposed to have had the wing remodeled and added a few bits, but really it's a rework using the original molds.

The display cases are made from 3 mm thick clear acrylic for the covers and piano black acrylic for the bases.
The cases are very well made and sturdy.  The clear covers fit onto a rebated shoulder on the base so can't easily be knocked off.
I also have made the angled mountings for the model information plaques on the display bases.

I get all of my display cases made to measure by a guy called Paul Moss, who runs an on-line business on EBay.

www.inperspextive.com

I just email him with the dimensions (internal) I require, then he'll send a PayPal invoice and once paid it takes around a week for the case to arrive.

inperspextive@outlook.com

I've had 12 cases from Paul so far with no problems.  The cases are very well made and sturdy.
The cost is not that cheap, but you pay for what you get.  As an example my last case to arrive, which was 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" and 4" high (For the MicroMir Fokker E.V) cost £35 (including postage).

I SHOULD POINT OUT THAT I AM NOT ASSOCIATED WITH 'INPERSPEXTIVE', BUT AM JUST A SATISFIED CUSTOMER PASSING ON INFORMATION FOR OTHER MODELLERS.


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#4399831 - 01/14/18 01:27 AM Re: OT - Fokker E.V [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Great work of art Sandbagger!!!

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