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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 08:17:36 PM »
Thank's Guy's, your too kind. I'm happy you like the build  ;)

I've had a break from this project (just needed to refill my mojo, I guess)

Some progress on the wings, detailing and getting an acceptable finish before painting.
Now I've started on the wood grain, keeping it down, to simulate light veneer/wood and to avoid it to become 'mahogany-ish'.







I intend to us Uschi von der Rosten veneer decals on the leading edges...
Haven't tried wood grain decals before, any thoughts, good or avoid?

Cheers: Kent

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2019, 05:08:01 AM »
I cannot comment on the use of wood grain transfers as I have never used them. However I really do like your wings - the structures are superb. A wonderful build in the making.

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2019, 06:28:25 PM »
Hello, Kent,
I have used them on my what-if model and was quite satisfied (see here:https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8729.msg162424#msg162424). They were easy to use and I did not have and problems with microscale decal set and soft. However, I have to say that the standard decals are quite pixelated on closer inspection. With your high carat model I would at most use the new decals from Uschi, where you can't see any pixels anymore, or better work with oil paints, with which you can imitate a much more discreet wood structure.
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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2019, 09:08:21 PM »
Thank you for your input Manni.

I have tried to apply the decals and you are right, they are 'coarse' and a tad too reddish.
Now I wish I wouldn't have used them

I will 'contemplate' on this for a few days before deciding what  to do...

Cheers: Kent

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 02:52:33 AM »
A little update on the 'Fokker'...



Oberursel engine ready for installation





Some of the instruments are done.





Parts are beginning to come together.

Thanks for looking: Kent


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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2019, 03:40:36 AM »
Most Impressive! every single part looks AWESOME!
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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2019, 04:43:55 AM »
I agrre with Rick - this is superb modelling.

What did you make the fuselage frames from? And what was your source of turnbuckles?

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2019, 06:28:18 AM »
Thank you Gent's, appreciate it.

Fuselage frame is done with 0,8 mm styrene rod and the turnbuckles are Radu's photoetch.

http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_68&products_id=403

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2019, 06:01:22 AM »
Wood grain on the wings are done, continuing with some of the control cables...





That's it for now: Kent

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 06:13:15 AM »
Wood grain and cables look Brilliant!
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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2019, 05:20:54 PM »
I am out of words! Beautiful in every aspect. THe wood and all the strings....great.
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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2019, 05:13:55 AM »
What excellent workmanship. The wood grain looks real!

Stephen.

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2019, 09:29:53 PM »
its been said before...but..Brilliant!

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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 06:54:14 PM »
Suddenly finishing this one has become more interesting, did something just happen?

Well the progress has been painstakingly slow, but her we are...



The rib bracing tapes have been added using Tamiya tape.



I'm still struggling with the many details of the Cockpit, but it's getting there...







Cheers: Kent


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Re: 1/32 'Skeletal' Fokker Dr. I
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 10:33:17 PM »
Simply Spectacular work! The burnished metal is incredible!
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