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Offline Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris

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Show us your Fokker D.II
« on: April 12, 2021, 08:52:37 PM »
Hope to post shots later today

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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 10:52:49 PM »
My God , what a tease ! ::)


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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 07:44:12 PM »
Hi all,
This ‘Special Hobby’ (Kit No:SH32064) model represents a Fokker D.II, serial number not known, attached to ‘Kampfeinsitzer Stafflen’ (Kesta) 4b sometime between April 1917 - October 1918 at Royal Bavarian AF, Freiburg.

The basic forum build log can be found here:

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11971.0

As usual a fully detailed build log, in Adobe PDF format, can be viewed or downloaded from my site (linked in my signature block below).
Many thanks, as always, for your kind comments and encouragement throughout this build.

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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 08:22:14 AM »
Will repeat my compliments  from your compled model post and hope this will inspire others to do this kit as I have one to do also !

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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 12:35:17 AM »
Another fantastic build Mike. Fantastic details, decaling, painting and display!
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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 03:07:45 AM »
Very nice, but did the D.II ever have streaked camo?                           
Anyway, here's my 1:72 Merlin kit after substantial corrections. Not the least of which was the total re profiling of the fuselage and scratchbuilt almost everything else.









I hope you like her! She came with her sister, the D.I which was just as much work!

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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 03:12:48 AM »
Amazing DII Ian. Anyone who can turn a Merlin kit into an Aircraft is an incredible Modeler for sure!
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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 08:54:33 AM »
I remember your build log of the two Fokkers Ian, wonderful work.
Kudos to the late Merlin Models for their invaluable contribution to the scratch building skills of so many fine modellers... ;D
« Last Edit: April 27, 2021, 09:02:45 AM by enathan »

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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021, 09:13:25 AM »
Very nice, but did the D.II ever have streaked camo?                           
Anyway, here's my 1:72 Merlin kit after substantial corrections. Not the least of which was the total re profiling of the fuselage and scratchbuilt almost everything else.
Ian

Hi Ian,
That's a nice model and quite challenging I imagine.
As to Fokker D.II streaking.
Hardly any of these aircraft fell into the hands of the Allies, so interpretation of colour schemes had to be taken from photographs.
Certainly later versions, such as the D.IV, did have streaked camouflage on the fuselage.
I didn't find any evidence of this being applied to D.II's and they seem to have been predominately either plain CDL or painted green/brown camouflage.
That said profile artists and kit manufacturers show streaking applied.
But then both have been proved wrong in the past, so it's anyone's guess,

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Re: Show us your Fokker D.II
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2021, 03:42:01 AM »
Nice work Ian !  Good addition to this thread !.

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