Author Topic: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 25.3.2019 Decals on wing  (Read 742 times)

Offline Bughunter

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Fokker D.VII OAW  
 

After all the big scale entries here I like to take part with the first entry in quarter scale:
the yellow/blue Fokker D.VII OAW flown by Wilhelm Leusch, Jasta 19, October 1918 

The kit is untouched, PE set added (may be I will use more e.g. Master MGs) and the GB picture with Des is visible.



I would like to finish the Bristol fighter before, but since here is not so much rigging to do I hope to be able to finish it in time.

Cheers
Frank


« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 09:07:27 AM by Bughunter »
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 05:59:16 AM »
Looking forward to watch this „small“ build, Frank!
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 06:28:56 AM »
I am sure this one will be another of your Masterpieces Frank. Looking forward to your build.
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 02:49:22 AM »
This is a beautiful simpler subject to tackle, and should look beautiful in your capable hands, Frank!
Regards,
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 07:16:35 AM »
Thank you my friends for your encouraging words.
But a Fokker D.VII is a mine field: everyone knows it and you can make a lot of mistakes. There are lots of varinats: Fokker, Albatros, OAW build, seemingly endless permutations of engine cowling desgin, lozenge ....
So there is also a careful study of ressources required.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 08:50:36 AM »
 Frank,
Looking forward to seeing this future beauty taking off my friend. Best of luck to you.
Highest Regards,
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 07:09:56 AM »
This is to one of the most attractive D.VIIs. Looking forward for the build.
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Giuseppe

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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 04:51:27 PM »
Ah, looking forward to your build report. I is allways a joy to follow your builds.
Bye,
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 08:26:00 PM »
Dear Frank I am very happy to subscribe this build thread, Leusch's Dragon is on my building list! Will follow and enjoy your build!

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Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 17.3.2019 Air screw
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 06:57:28 AM »
Thank you my friends for this premature praise! I hope I will be able to fullfil your high expectations ;)


Air screw


After the huge Brisfit project is finished I can move over here to really start the group build.

At fist as usual some reseach, so I will use:
- the manual of the kit

- The Fokker D.VII Anthology 1


- The Fokker D.VII Anthology 2, mostly about OAW built D.VII


- The Fokker D.VII Anthology 3, this one contains the known picture of the Leusch Fokker.

Source of Anthology pics: windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk

- and even if in big scale the manual of WNW:

Source: wingnutwings.com


Then is was clear, that I need a air screw of the Niendorf brothers from Luckenwalde.

So I cutted and thinned down some strips of veneer, glued together: 



After sanding a raw air screw, still a bit thick:



More final form:


And the back side:



First layer of primer:



Primed and polished:



Airbrushed with MRP Clear Red-Brown, after that Gunze Clear Yellow and Orange:


I'm not sure about the final color, so I wait for the aircraft. May be a bit darker, and a logo will be added too, followed by a layer of clear coat.

What do you think about it?

Cheers
Frank
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 17.3.2019 Air screw
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 09:41:08 AM »
Nice Frank, really beautiful. Maybe a little bit too much on the red side for a Niendorf air screw.

Andreas
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 17.3.2019 Air screw
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 10:27:57 AM »
Your skills with carving props are amazing! Outstanding results as always Frank.
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 17.3.2019 Air screw
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 05:04:03 PM »
Fantastic wood work. But I think it is a bit too red.I am looking forward to this new project.
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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 17.3.2019 Air screw
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 12:54:47 AM »
   Magnificent work Frank. I too have to say I find it a bit too "reddish" in color. A more natural brown appearance would be my suggestion. The Anthologies are wonderful books, every time I open mine I find something new! Good luck with your Build.
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Fokker D.VII OAW Leusch, Eduard 1/48, Update 17.3.2019 Air screw
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 10:27:15 PM »
Too red for the prop.
Looking forward to seeing your amazing detail work.

Ken M.