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#4477045 - 06/07/19 01:28 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike it's been like watching a jigsaw puzzle come together. Can't wait to see the whole picture.


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#4477047 - 06/07/19 01:32 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Mike
It's been like watching a jigsaw puzzle come together.
I can't wait to see the finished picture.

In fact, how about taking a video by cell phone for the full 360 degree look when you are finished!! Just put the dio on a turntable and video while slowly turning it.
That would be so cool.

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#4477052 - 06/07/19 02:06 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Maybe - we'll see.

Trailing edge support wire added,

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#4477058 - 06/07/19 02:38 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike, seems you are really close on the current masterpiece. Inspiring work!


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#4477091 - 06/07/19 04:52 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Cheers Mark.

Hi all,
The aileron control cable exterior turnbuckles now fitted.
Next step - fit the upper wing,

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#4477288 - 06/09/19 11:58 AM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Nearly there!!
Upper wing and wing support struts fitted.
Wheels fitted.
Twin aileron control cables (upper wing to cockpit) connected with turnbuckles.
Propeller finished.

I just need to fit the exhaust and propeller and that's it.

Mike

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#4477292 - 06/09/19 12:32 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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#4477299 - 06/09/19 01:01 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Ahh Mike, almost there!


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#4477310 - 06/09/19 03:32 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Last bits fitted.
Propeller, exhaust, pilot's foot step and the two rear fuselage rear lift handles.

Just the display case and base to complete this build, but that shouldn't take long to sort out,

Mike

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#4477370 - 06/10/19 01:54 AM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Beautiful work Mike. Thank you for doing these progress reports. I’ve learned so much about the D.VII anatomy just by following your thread. Awesome stuff.


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#4477423 - 06/10/19 11:53 AM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The 'skeletal' Fokker D.VII is finished now.
All I have to do is the display base, which I'll post once it's done.

I know I don't often reply to your generous comments, but rest assured they are very much appreciated,

Mike

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32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
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#4477426 - 06/10/19 01:10 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Holy Sh-- !
I hate people who can do this sort of thing.

but you forgot the Balsa paper covering and the laggy-band for the motor
amatuers these days.....


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#4477436 - 06/10/19 01:57 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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This is your best in a long line of exquisite models. Museum quality. Did you track the total number of hours you put into it?

#4477449 - 06/10/19 03:09 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike, It looks fantastic! It's been a long road to completion but well worth the effort! I shall be looking closely at those pics for some time to come. I am seriously thinking of screen savers!!

Hope your base comes in time to complete it for the show.

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Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
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#4477460 - 06/10/19 05:03 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: CodyCoyote]  
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Originally Posted by CodyCoyote
This is your best in a long line of exquisite models. Museum quality. Did you track the total number of hours you put into it?


Around 18 weeks for both Fokker D.VII models and associated figures,
Mike


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#4479737 - 06/24/19 03:13 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike;

Did you get the base for the dio complete yet?


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MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
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OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Monitor: Primary ASUS PG27AQ 4k; Secondary Samsung SyncMaster BX2450L
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#4480058 - 06/26/19 01:48 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Not a great shot but here's the two models on their bases,

Mike

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#4480086 - 06/26/19 05:28 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Mike, nicely done!

Did you drill out the mirror base to glue the wheel pins in?


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MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Monitor: Primary ASUS PG27AQ 4k; Secondary Samsung SyncMaster BX2450L
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#4480176 - 06/27/19 09:10 AM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rb,
No the wheels on both models are real rubber and besides the wheels on the skeletal are way too expensive to drill into.
Both just stand on their bases and are not fixed (lesson learned duh )

Mike


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Two GTX 1080 Foundations in SLI (8 Gig each)
32 Gig DDR4 2133Mhz
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