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#4475378 - 05/24/19 07:31 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Aaah - wrong sauce mycomputer

It's made from 0.2 mm thick plastic card, cut into thin strips.
Pressed gently with finger tips to form it over the wing ribs then secured in place with thin CA adhesive.

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#4475379 - 05/24/19 07:37 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The undercarriage fairing assembly is basically built.
Made from 0.8 mm and 1.0 mm thick plastic card, 1.2mm, 0.8 mm and 0.5 mm brass rod and tube.
The wheels are hand made by 'Steve Robson' out in Australia.

It's still to be finalized and painted etc.
I'll also need to make the struts as the kit supplied items fit into the kit fairing and therefore are not long enough to attach to the angled support blocks on each side of the exposed axle box ends,

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#4475383 - 05/24/19 07:51 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Sandbagger
Aaah - wrong sauce mycomputer

It's made from 0.2 mm thick plastic card, cut into thin strips.
Pressed gently with finger tips to form it over the wing ribs then secured in place with thin CA adhesive.

Mike


Thanks for that Mike, I suspected it was some type of ribbon material, but then again as an after thought I suspect the weave would be too course and out of scale.


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#4475384 - 05/24/19 07:52 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Those wheels by Steve Robson look amazing and such a small scale at that.


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#4475524 - 05/26/19 02:52 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Yes the wheels are something else - hand made using sterling silver for the rims - real works of art.
Obviously not cheap but for this sort of model they're ideal,

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#4475603 - 05/27/19 01:10 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The basic undercarriage assembly is done now.
I still have the undercarriage struts to make and attach before I can fit the assembly to the fuselage frames,

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#4475821 - 05/28/19 07:01 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The lower wing is now installed, with some slight adjustments to clear the fuselage side frames and to give adequate access to the single wing strut mounting location.
Next is the undercarriage, once I've completed making the undercarriage struts from brass tube and rod,

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#4475846 - 05/28/19 09:30 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Front undercarriage struts made using 1.4 mm brass tube and 0.5 mm brass rod, soft soldered for strength,

Mike

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#4475857 - 05/28/19 10:41 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike, it seems 1.375 tubing would be more to scale. Just an observation biggrin As always, masterful work Pard.


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#4475929 - 05/29/19 02:15 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Actually Mark I was intending to use 1.375 mm tubing, but sadly I'd run out so was forced to use 1.4 mm tube - I know it's not in-scale but hey ho winkngrin


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#4475931 - 05/29/19 02:28 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Just a lick of paint on the struts and cross bracing to attach and the undercarriage is done,

Mike

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#4475979 - 05/29/19 07:48 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Sandbagger
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Front undercarriage struts made using 1.4 mm brass tube and 0.5 mm brass rod, soft soldered for strength,

Mike

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I like this paired shot of comparisons Mike. The skinned and unskinned look! Nice touch


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#4476000 - 05/29/19 10:17 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I'm calling the undercarriage assembly done.
The wheels are not permanently fitted yet - they'll be the last thing to be fitted.

So now onto the upper wing and struts etc,

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#4476020 - 05/30/19 12:59 AM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Mike I can hardly wait to see the finished Diorama. It's going to be cracker!!


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#4476277 - 06/01/19 01:37 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The upper wing has been assembled and the plywood 'saw tooth' fairing added,

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#4476733 - 06/04/19 09:04 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The upper wing is nearly there.
I just have the ailerons and their control cables and associated pulleys to add, plus the trailing edge wire.
After that it'll be fitting the wing and struts, engine exhaust and propeller, wheels and aileron control cables connected - then that'll be it,


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#4476819 - 06/05/19 08:23 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The aileron outer control cable pulleys are fitted.
Made from photo-etch set intended for the Sopwith Triplane and modified to suit the Fokker D.VII pulleys.
The control lines are loosely routed for now.

Next are the inboard pulleys,

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You are getting so close to finish! Only nine days left until the 14th!
It's been a long build but it is going to be worth it I'm sure!

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#4476824 - 06/05/19 08:47 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Yeah getting there.
Actually it's the 16th, but its still going to be tight - we'll see,
The display case arrived today so that'll need sorting as well.

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#4477038 - 06/07/19 12:29 PM Re: OT - Fokker pair No.2 [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The inner aileron pulleys and the inner wing control lines are done.
Once I've added the trailing edge support wire for the linen covering, it'll be time to tackle fitting of the upper wing,

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