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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2019, 10:55:43 PM »
A superb trio of Triplanes . Well done on all three!
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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #106 on: November 07, 2019, 01:33:08 AM »
Magnificent finish Kent and some really nice models, spectacular in fact! This is a most impressive display, and says a great deal about some of the older Kits we use in our efforts. I have long toyed with the idea of a Jasta 11 grouping using this Kit with a Red Baron version, Lothar's yellow trimmed 454/17, Steinhauser's mount with the red and yellow markings and the Voss F.1 to round it off. I'll be using your excellent Build Log here as a primary reference if you don't mind, lovely work!
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Lance

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #107 on: November 07, 2019, 12:08:00 PM »
Wow Kent , all three turned out wonderful !



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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #108 on: November 09, 2019, 04:13:43 AM »
Robert, Stephen, Manni, Robin, Ken, RAGII, Lance and Terri.
Thank you very much for all of your kind and encouraging comments!
I really appreciate that you are taking your time for this!

Cheers: Kent

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #109 on: February 17, 2020, 02:28:29 AM »
So, after finishing the Aeromarine and the H.M.I. it's time to return to the Fokker Dr.I. project.

Long, long time ago, I promised to show ypu, how I do wire wheels.
Maybe some will think, why would you do this to yourself?

The answer is, that I never have been overly enthused over PE wire wheels.
Secondly there are so many vehicles I really need to add to my collection, more Crossley's, a Rolls-Royce Tender etc...



For the Rolls Royce Tender I will need 12 wheels!
 
As some of you might know, it all began in 2016 with the Crossley tender build.

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=7145.msg131699#msg131699

As the Crossley build started out, as little more than an experiment, not thinking it was doable, I didn't document the procedure...
Now, for the Jasta diorama build, I want to retry it with the scratch building of a German Staff Car.

To make things a bit simpler, I've been usng the wheels from Roden's Rolls Royce Armoured Car.



Making a silicone mould of the three parts for the wheels and casting resin copy's.



This is the jig I developed back then, it's still the one I'm using. It's a fairly simple tool adding 24 wires x 2 to get
the look of a real wire wheel.



First I place a 'rim' in the middle of the jig with a axle made from 1.6mm styrene rod. Discs can be made in different sizes.
I've been experimenting with various types of monofilament, but right now I'm using 0.12 mm or 0.15 mm.
The 'wires' are glued to the rim with CA.



A second disc is glued in place for the second part. The second rim is glued on top of the other with CA to 'sandwich' the wires
between the rim parts and the second 'round of wires are mounted using the second row of 'pins' on the jig.
After that I've made a disc to 'land the wires on the rim to get the right angular shape of the spokes.



When the CA has dried the 'spokes/wires' are cut, leaving the finished wire wheel, ready for mounting.



Closeup of the finished rim.



The rim is mounted from the back into the tyre.



The five wheels for the Staff Car are ready.

I know it looks quite complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it is really fast to produce
this kind of simple spoked wheels.

Cheers: Kent
« Last Edit: February 17, 2020, 05:40:14 AM by kkarlsen »

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #110 on: February 17, 2020, 03:30:47 AM »
Kent,
    Amazing, and thanks for sharing this!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #111 on: February 17, 2020, 04:20:47 AM »
Superb, thank you.

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #112 on: February 17, 2020, 05:39:07 AM »
Kent,
    Amazing, and thanks for sharing this!
Cheers,
Lance

I agree wholeheartedly!
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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #113 on: February 18, 2020, 12:55:05 PM »
As above comments attest--wonderful work !!

Ed
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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #114 on: February 20, 2020, 03:59:46 AM »
Thanks for showing your method, Kent.  Should work for aircraft wheels too.
Ken M.

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #115 on: February 20, 2020, 12:55:53 PM »
I really like those , awesome !



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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #116 on: February 21, 2020, 12:28:37 AM »
Thank you Lance,Richard, Juan, Ed, Ken & Terri.
I hope you can use the instructions on some wheels-

The scratched Staff car is finally up on it's wheels...





It's been a tough one and a lot of detailing is still needed.

Cheers: Kent

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #117 on: February 21, 2020, 12:45:09 PM »
 :o , yup , love those wheels even more  :)



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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #118 on: February 21, 2020, 01:29:31 PM »
Excellent tutorial and a great looking vehicle!!

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Re: Fokker Dr I (Jasta 11 - Flying Circus) <<Group Build After Build>>
« Reply #119 on: February 21, 2020, 06:56:26 PM »
Very nicely done. Can you tell us, which car it is and where you found the scale plans?
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