Author Topic: Completed:WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"  (Read 20603 times)

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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #120 on: June 01, 2019, 06:23:37 AM »
The markings look sweet!

Thanks for the comment Gaz!
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #121 on: June 01, 2019, 07:38:45 AM »
This Fokker looks great, as your others. I really like the color tones!
Respecting the fact, that you don't have to put too much time into rigging, this aircraft seems to be ready soon.

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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #122 on: June 01, 2019, 10:07:35 PM »
Rick , turning out to be a fantastic thread to follow . She is looking very sweet indeed  :)




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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #123 on: June 01, 2019, 10:41:36 PM »
This Fokker looks great, as your others. I really like the color tones!
Respecting the fact, that you don't have to put too much time into rigging, this aircraft seems to be ready soon.

Cheers,
Frank

Thanks Frank. Greatly appreciated! Still a bit to do before I can call it done but it is getting closer!
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Rick , turning out to be a fantastic thread to follow . She is looking very sweet indeed  :)




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Thanks Terri. I always enjoy you following along and commenting!
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #124 on: June 04, 2019, 01:14:01 AM »
A small update. The MGs are installed and the landing gear painted and attached. Next up the fin and rudder then SLIGHT weathering.
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PS: Still need to paint the arming handles  ::)
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #125 on: June 04, 2019, 01:16:53 AM »
That is simply gorgeous Rick.

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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #126 on: June 04, 2019, 05:16:50 AM »
That is simply gorgeous Rick.

Thanks Juan. As always I am pleased that you follow along on my builds! One other thing I forgot was to thank Rob Owens for sending the PE Jackets, ( actually the whole DVII PE fret), at no cost. His only request was that I pay it forward, something I do whenever I can help out another modeler with something I have!
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #127 on: June 04, 2019, 05:20:56 PM »
Love it, Rick!
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #128 on: June 04, 2019, 09:22:06 PM »
This may be your best D.VII yet?
The machine guns look great in the pictures and the red color looks toned down as to be realistic.


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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #129 on: June 04, 2019, 10:52:11 PM »
Love it, Rick!

Thanks Gaz. Greatly appreciated!
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This may be your best D.VII yet?
The machine guns look great in the pictures and the red color looks toned down as to be realistic.



Thanks Ken. Still need to get the upper wing on without damaging anything  ::)
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2019, 06:37:51 AM »
Time for opinions!!!! As is obvious I have chosen OAW as the builder of My Du Doch Nicht. Moving on to the fin and rudder I asked Myself this question, If Ernst had just had the ENTIRE fuselage and empennage painted red why not the fin to match? Most, if not all Artists and Modelers go with a white fin and rudder per OAW practice. In addition some OAW DVII's had CDL fins and rudders. The question is am I pushing too far by painting the fin red and rudder CDL or white? The photo shows CDL rudder and red fin. Let Me know your thoughts...please!
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #131 on: June 05, 2019, 07:18:44 AM »
I think this is simply guess, because he hides the middle of the plane on the photo.
On page 17 in Anthology 2 is a (grey) drawing, and here rudder and fin seems to have the same color as the stripe (you showed it on page 2 of this thread).
But nobody can prove it or the opposite, so feel free to paint a nice Fokker.

This is the nice thing about WWI models: there is some freedom, so not all models looks the same and all builders are right  8)

A quick search for "Du doch nicht" found pictures with a half red stabilizer:

Source: aviationgraphic.com

And a museum:

https://havingfuninthetexassun.com/2015/01/10/cavanaugh-flight-museum-addison/

My 2 cents.

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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #132 on: June 05, 2019, 08:55:10 AM »
Agree with Frank, the final decision is yours Rick (and I would do whatever I liked best).  Your option could have been done at the unit level and not the factory, so its anyone's guess.  Your current choice looks great and no one could definitely prove you wrong, so my 2 cents is......  your choice will be correct.   :o

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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #133 on: June 06, 2019, 08:22:12 AM »
Todays progress. The upper wing is mounted and glued in place. Just need to do some touch up on the struts. I will continue to add some weathering but feel like this one is finally in the Home Stretch! The fin and rudder are just resting in place as I am still considering the colors!
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Re: WNW Fokker DVII 1/32nd scale: Jasta 4.Ernst Udet "DU Doch Nicht"
« Reply #134 on: June 06, 2019, 10:56:18 PM »
Beautiful and very neat build Rick! I love the "metal" shine of the engine panels
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