Author Topic: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1  (Read 1717 times)

Offline rhwinter

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2021, 05:20:41 AM »
WOW, what a quick progress! And beautiful for sure!

Offline Monty

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2021, 05:50:44 AM »
This is a neat, detailed and beautiful build, Dave! I do like the propellor and the decals look amazing! Regards, Marc.

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2021, 07:06:58 AM »
Awesome work Dave! The paint and decal work is Excellent!
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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2021, 10:10:00 PM »
+1; I like that a lot!

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2021, 12:12:41 AM »
I'm just catching up on things since being out of town and must say you've made excellent progress.  The prop looks great!  and the overall look is fantastic!  I'm looking forward to seeing that 3rd wing on.

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2021, 03:10:33 AM »
   Superb results on that prop Dave, the effect is so "woodlike" I can hardly believe you didn't hand carve it from the real material. The DR.1 looks great as well, looking forward to the final product!
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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2021, 06:12:11 AM »
Gentleman -

Thank you all for following and your kind words.

I'm pleased the wood effect prop has worked out - easier than hand carving one from wood!

Regards

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2021, 06:44:59 AM »
Sorry to have missed this Dave - I too have been away. Excellent progress so far with very good extra details being added as required. The propellor looks very realistic too - as usual your painting skills are second to none. (But I am not sure that painting it was easier than carving one from wood!)

Stephen.

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2021, 10:14:26 AM »
Dave, that prop is beautiful!
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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2021, 02:44:55 AM »
Thanks, Stephen and KiwiZac -

I am pleased how the prop turned out

Regards

Dave
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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2021, 04:33:49 AM »
That is nice work on the Fokker!

Some tip for the focus problem, where the background is in focus and not your prop:
- does your camera has some pre-focus? So with half press you can try to get the focus right
- may be it is also easier to go a bit back with the camera for the picture as the pictures have more pixels then needed, and cut out the details you want to show out of the picture. The new new pic will be still much bigger as needed for the forum here.

This will present your nice work even better :)

Cheers,
Frank
 

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2021, 07:34:39 PM »
Cheers, Frank -

Thank you for your advice on photography!

Regards

Dave
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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2021, 05:35:53 AM »
Great modelling and a very nice looking propeller!
/Fredrik

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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2021, 06:59:43 PM »
Cheers. Fredrik!

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Dave
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Re: 1/32 Roden Fokker DR1
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2021, 08:59:11 PM »
Okay folks, final installment -

Top wing painted and decalled so installed:



Cabane strut rigging added once wing had fully set:



Rigging was installed using the eyelet and tube method using 'invisible' mending thread painted steel.  Eyelets made from twisting electrical copper wire over fine drill bit.  Tubes made from heat stretched Bic biro type pen inner plastic ink tube (empty) cut to length and then painted steel and brass once installed.

The following day, the already pre-built and painted undercarriage was installed and then rigging (in same fashion as above) installed when it had set:



Final assembly consisted of adding under lower wing skids; fuselage footstep and prop and touching in paint where required.  Model completed in just over five weeks.   Sadly, a few errors here and there - the most obvious one being the mid starboard wing which has a small amount of dihedral.  This was because I had not seated the interplane strut deeper enough within it and only became obvious once installed.   Oh well, I will have to live with that now ..............



Will now move this into the completed model section.

Regards

Dave
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