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#4561542 - 03/28/21 12:32 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Nice touch modelling the struts Mike! Just another one of those finicky details that makes your models so great.

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#4561558 - 03/28/21 10:42 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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I've never met you in real life, so I don't know for sure, but I suspect that you're only, what, maybe 4" tall max, with really tiny hands. That's the only way I can figure how you produce such detail.

#4561572 - 03/28/21 12:21 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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#4561623 - 03/28/21 06:41 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: loftyc]  
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Originally Posted by loftyc
I've never met you in real life, so I don't know for sure, but I suspect that you're only, what, maybe 4" tall max, with really tiny hands. That's the only way I can figure how you produce such detail.


Sorry to disappoint you Lofty, but I'm 6' 3" winkngrin

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#4561625 - 03/28/21 06:48 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The wing warp control lines were attached to the base of the rear interplane struts on the lower wings.
The two control lines were routed between the lower wings through twin pulleys, mounted on a support frame in front of the cockpit.

Mono-filament lone of 0.08 mm diameter and routed through 0.2 mm diameter holes above the pulleys.
'GasPatch' 1:48th One End turnbuckles fitted with 0.4 mm diameter blackened brass tube.

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#4561629 - 03/28/21 07:10 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Superbly intricate details. I was going to ask if the metal parts on the aircraft were actually metal on the model. Obviously they are.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
#4561688 - 03/29/21 10:03 AM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Albert Tross]  
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Originally Posted by Albert Tross
Superbly intricate details. I was going to ask if the metal parts on the aircraft were actually metal on the model. Obviously they are.



Hi Albert,
Actually the only 'metal' parts on the model are photo-etch items, most of which I don't use.
If possible I prefer to make parts myself.
I think photo-etch is too flat (two dimensional) and not easy to secure in position.
Also, in most cases, not very realistic,

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#4561736 - 03/29/21 02:58 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Ahh, it was just with you mentioning brass tube. So would the photo-etch stuff be used for like the front of an Eindecker and that stretched metal look? I can see why that would be difficult to fit if it's wafer thin.

Well if it's mostly plastics and wood you use it's made to look very realistic.


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
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You should visit Mike's web site to see all the models he has made...awesome:
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#4561764 - 03/29/21 05:56 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thanks Robert. Yes outstanding work, I could spend weeks locked in there biggrin


"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."
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Originally Posted by Albert Tross
Ahh, it was just with you mentioning brass tube. So would the photo-etch stuff be used for like the front of an Eindecker and that stretched metal look? I can see why that would be difficult to fit if it's wafer thin.

Well if it's mostly plastics and wood you use it's made to look very realistic.


Hi Albert,
Sorry, I should have included the micro-tube I use for rigging and pipework.
As for the front of an Eindecker - if you are talking about the metal effect on the engine cowl and side panels - that needs to be painted,

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#4561805 - 03/29/21 09:48 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've finished pre-rigging stage now.
Thirty two lines with 'GasPatch' One End type turnbuckles and two with double ended Type C turnbuckles.
Also the Rudder and Elevators have their control lines fitted.
Now all I have to do is fit the anchor points to their various locations and the ten struts and upper wing can be fitted,

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#4561905 - 03/30/21 10:25 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted by Sandbagger

Hi Albert,
Sorry, I should have included the micro-tube I use for rigging and pipework.
As for the front of an Eindecker - if you are talking about the metal effect on the engine cowl and side panels - that needs to be painted,

Mike


Hand painted...jeez that's amazing work.

Thanks for the insight Mike. Sorry for all the questions but my old man used to make ships in bottles, proper rigged sailing ships too, then once, he showed me how he did it, and I've been a glutton for details ever since.

Thanks again


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Hi all,
In preparation for fitting the upper wing onto the ten struts, I've pre-rigged those wires that would be difficult to attach with the upper wing attached.
The remaining rigging can be attached afterwards and these will be:

Wing warping reaction wires with their pulley support frame
Forward flying wires
Drift wires
Landing gear bracing
Rudder and elevator control cables.

The pre-rigging is 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament passed through the 'eye' of the turnbuckle, then a blackened 0.5 mm diameter tube and finally the fitted 'GasPatch' 1:48th scale anchor point.
Then both ends of the 0.08 mm line are looped back and through the 0.5 mm tube.
Both ends are pulled to draw the tube between the 'eye' of the anchor point and the turnbuckle.
Thin CA adhesive is applied to one end only of the tube and the residual 0.08 mm line tags cut away.
This method allows the rigged line to move freely and self-align and the anchor points are stronger than using twisted copper wire.

Now to fit that upper wing,

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#4562489 - 04/04/21 05:18 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Being a wing warper as opposed to an aileron controlled aircraft, the rigging of the wing required more than usual.
A combination of flying wires, landing wires, drift wires, cross bracing wire, wing warp control cables and wing warp reaction cables.
The turnbuckles still need to be painted though.

Now onto the landing gear, rudder and elevators,

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#4562622 - 04/05/21 01:50 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Just a quick update.
The landing gear is finished using 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament, 0.4 mm and 0.5 mm diameter blackened tube and the 'bungee' suspension (not represented in the kit) is 'EZ' stetch line washed with 'AK Interactive' Kersonene (AK2039).
The Tail skid is also finished and was constructed from micr-tunbe (kit parts too fragile) with suspension cord created using 'MFH' flexible black tube.

Now onto creating the elevator control under the fuselage (not represented in the kit) and fitting the rudder and elevators,

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Mike what was on the end of the original tail dragger skid. You seem to have represented a black donut shape near the end and a black coating on the actual end that scrapes the ground. I have never seen that before.

The model is looking exceptionally good. It's not one of my favorite aircraft types but I like what you have done with it.

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#4562660 - 04/05/21 06:43 PM Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.II [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi Rob,
Yeah I see what you mean.
It's the metal shoe of the tail skid which is painted with Iron.
However, I've yet to dry brush and weather it and other areas of the model, so it will look more like steel,

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Hi all,
The wheels, rudder and elevator are now fitted.
Now onto representing the external elevator control cable under the fuselage, which is not represented in the kit,

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Hi all,
The external elevator control lever and cable on the underside of the fuselage have been added.
The two slots were cut through the fuselage and a lever, made from photo-etch and 0.4 mm diameter rod, was fitted.
The control cable is 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament with 0.4 mm diameter blackened tube.

The basic model is now finished so it's onto the figures and display,

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