Author Topic: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I  (Read 1816 times)

Offline kkarlsen

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 78
  • 'Old modeller' - Trying to catch up!
1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« on: December 25, 2018, 03:32:28 AM »
Hi Guy's Just want to share my latest project with you all.

It's been on the Bench for a while but now I'm pretty sure I've put the 'worst' behind me... A 'skeletal' Fokker Dr. I.

I'm using Roden's kit as a guide and will be using the odd part along the way. Aviattic rudder + Part photoetched wire wheels.
RB Productions turnbuckles for the rigging, but most of it is scratched from styrene sheets and profiles.













Rigging of the fuselage frame was a true nightmare...



I've been experimenting with the use of 'micro' plywood for the side panels.

Wings are also coming along nicely...



The top wing ready for some 'wood treatment' - The wing spars were made from a master, using a silicone mold and casting resin copy's.

Thanks for looking in: Kent
« Last Edit: December 25, 2018, 04:17:37 AM by kkarlsen »

Offline Juan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2131
  • All gave some, some gave all.
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 04:55:51 AM »
Wow that looks fantastic and a true work of art (love).

Offline Gisbod

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1654
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 05:37:55 AM »
Goodness me Kent,

It’s getting hard keeping up with this forum!

Well done.

Guy

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11896
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 12:48:06 AM »
Brilliant scratchbuilding!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline lcarroll

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 7223
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 03:57:57 AM »
Wow, great project and superb workmanship! Very impressive and I'll be following this one closely.
Cheers,
Lance

Offline Borsos

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2095
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 05:33:31 AM »
Truely awesome!
Andreas
"Deux armées aux prises, c'est une grande armée qui se suicide."
Barbusse.
"Ein Berg in Deutschland kann doch einen Berg in Frankreich nicht beleidigen. Oder ein Fluß oder ein Wald oder ein Weizenfeld."
Remarque.

Offline Thumbs up

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 421
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 06:53:35 AM »
Shake's his head and sighs!

Offline coyotemagic

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7514
  • "Here's to not buggering it up." -Winston Chuchill
    • My Models
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2018, 08:36:39 AM »
Truly astonishing work, Kent!  And I thought I was a pretty decent modeler.  I think I should just go play with some Legos.
Cheers,
Bud
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream in the dark recesses of the night awake in the day to find all was vanity. But the dreamers of day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make it possible." -T. E. Lawrence

Offline dr 1 ace

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1719
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 08:49:42 AM »
Truly astonishing work, Kent!  And I thought I was a pretty decent modeler.  I think I should just go play with some Legos.
Cheers,
Bud


I'm in the "same boat" as my Amigo .

ED
Life is short, enjoy it, nobody gets out alive.

Offline Bughunter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 892
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
Kent, that is a nice project! My 1/72 Dr.I PE Strip Down can't reach it, and also my 1/8 Hasegawa is not that correct as yours.
Great research and work on that model!

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

Offline gbrivio

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 853
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 04:32:01 PM »
Astonishing! This really looks as the real thing, congratulations on your scratchbuilding.
Ciao
Giuseppe

Offline Dave W

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 729
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 09:33:51 AM »
Amazing! Truly world class model making.

I'm in awe of your work.

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia
Owner and Administrator of ww1aircraftmodels.com and forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com

Offline jeroen_R90S

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 582
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 07:00:16 AM »
Very cool -one thing about those Fokker aircraft, they usually look so simple from the outside (boxy fabric over tubes) but when the skin comes off they look really intricate!

Offline Manni

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1441
    • Der Militärmodellbauer
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 06:30:59 PM »
Terrific work. I think I can learn a lot from your build. Beautiful,
Bye,
Manni
"Ich hab' da mal was vorbereitet.": Jean Pütz
"Warum noch mehr Bausätze?!?": meine Frau

Offline lone modeller

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2967
Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 09:10:07 AM »
That is a superb piece of scratchbuilding. I am trying to build something similar and can appreciate the problems that you have overcome so successfully. I am looking forward to seeing further progress on this. Modelling at its best in my opinion.

Stephen.