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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2020, 06:57:17 AM »
More progress:
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and the Roden kit: I see from the photo I have some touch up needed on the frame. I went with Valejo German Dark Grey instead of black to reduce the starkness.



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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2020, 08:38:21 AM »
Framing looks good in place on both .  :) The redbrown and black are starting to grow on me ,,,, :o


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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2020, 08:42:25 AM »
Looking great Rick! I kinda like the new red/black theory, nice color palette. Regards, Pete in RI

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2020, 09:39:34 AM »
Framing looks good in place on both .  :) The redbrown and black are starting to grow on me ,,,, :o


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The framing is not glued on either kit but thanks, I think they are looking pretty good.
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Looking great Rick! I kinda like the new red/black theory, nice color palette. Regards, Pete in RI


Thanks. I kind of like the"New" look myself.
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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2020, 05:23:22 PM »
Nice, Rick!  Your multi-builds are very impressive!  Wish I had your stamina.
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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2020, 10:54:35 PM »
Nice, Rick!  Your multi-builds are very impressive!  Wish I had your stamina.

Thanks Gaz!
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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2020, 12:31:09 AM »
Nice paint, Rick. 
Do I understand correctly that the Dr.1s have that huge T handle on the right side of the cockpit for the pump to pressurize the fuel tank?

Any pictures of the real thing you can post?

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2020, 01:22:54 AM »
Nice paint, Rick. 
Do I understand correctly that the Dr.1s have that huge T handle on the right side of the cockpit for the pump to pressurize the fuel tank?

Any pictures of the real thing you can post?

I don't think it is a "Pump' to pressurize. My understanding is the  Cross member forming the T is actually a valve handle. It was connected to the throttle and or could be operated manually, and also used like a blip switch. There was a Video on FB a few weeks ago showing it in operation on one of the Replicas. I know it is visible in the photo of the crash of 591/17. I will check for more images. By the way, I think the one in the kit is somewhat oversized but I am not going to change it on this one  8) IIRC there was no need for a Pressurization pump like on Mercedes and other inline engine powered aircraft. (I honestly don't remember why)
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PS: Here is a Link to Lloyds Fokker DR1 website showing the aforementioned 591/17

http://www.fokkerdr1.com/images/Dr1-591-17%20crach.jpg

PPS: Looking at the photo again, I am Very Tempted to cut away what is supplied in the kit and replace with My own  ::)
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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2020, 05:59:38 AM »
I'm also impressed by your multitude of multiple builds. I find that I sometimes lose focus and make silly mistakes when building several models at the same time, but you just cruise through them it seems.

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #54 on: September 30, 2020, 11:24:02 AM »
I'm also impressed by your multitude of multiple builds. I find that I sometimes lose focus and make silly mistakes when building several models at the same time, but you just cruise through them it seems.

Cheers Fredrik

Thanks Fredrik! I do Make silly/simple mistakes! I was not satisfied with the bulkhead using the PE part from Part PE... ::) I had a surplus bulkhead from an old kit so I proceeded to do it myself with stitching from wire. I added a lot of oil weathering as this one represents a former Jasta 11 bird handed down to Jasta 4. THe New one is on the right of the photo.
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and just the two I will use: Meng and Roden Modified:Touch up required  :(

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2020, 04:35:08 PM »
Nicely done, Rick!

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2020, 11:24:53 PM »
Nicely done, Rick!

vB  :)

Thanks Bob. I hope to get a lot more done today  8)
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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2020, 04:13:09 AM »
Framing looks good in place on both .  :) The redbrown and black are starting to grow on me ,,,, :o


Terri

The framing is not glued on either kit but thanks, I think they are looking pretty good.
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Looking great Rick! I kinda like the new red/black theory, nice color palette. Regards, Pete in RI


Thanks. I kind of like the"New" look myself.
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Does make for a nice contrast!

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2020, 06:02:56 AM »
Looks good!

Thanks also for new picture of the Roden rudder on the drawing, I think I'll sand the attachment part at a slight angle to even out the incorrect looking curves on the forward and lower parts and live with it. Thanks again, I noted this in my instructions when I get to mine one day...

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Re: Meng and Roden Fokker DR1: Jasta 4 and Jasta 6
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2020, 08:25:56 AM »

Looking great Rick! I kinda like the new red/black theory, nice color palette. Regards, Pete in RI


Thanks. I kind of like the"New" look myself.
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Does make for a nice contrast!

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Yes it does Amigo. Not 100% convinced as to accuracy. My Only real misgiving is that Many serious researchers viewed the photos that Richard Alexander viewed and none seem to have come to the conclusion of red primer. Of course there May be More I don't know about. As Ray Rimell seems to be on board with the conclusion I figured I would roll with it  8)
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Looks good!

Thanks also for new picture of the Roden rudder on the drawing, I think I'll sand the attachment part at a slight angle to even out the incorrect looking curves on the forward and lower parts and live with it. Thanks again, I noted this in my instructions when I get to mine one day...

Jeroen

Thanks Jeroen! Yes if using the kit rudder an angled cut will help. Perhaps why I originally lined things up the way I did.
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