Author Topic: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI  (Read 4636 times)

Offline Mike Norris

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1731
  • RAF Old and Bold
    • Mikes WW1 Aircraft Models
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2022, 08:44:55 AM »
The lozenge looks great, Mike! - But... are you sure about the lozenge covered undercarriage wing? As fas as I know it was painted green on the Fokker Dr.I, D.VII and E.V, so probably the same applies to the D.VI

Hi Beto,
Yes you could be right.
A few photographs in the Windsock Data file show what could have been Lozenge on the upper surface of the axle fairing.
That said, it also states that the Fokker two-tone green streaked finish, as well as green and brown were used.
What does seem to be standard was that the underside of the axle fairing was most likely a light blue on most, if not all D.VI aircraft.

Anyway, to be safe I've removed the lozenge,

Mike


Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author/editor.

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18180
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2022, 10:22:32 AM »
The lozenge on the fuselage and wings looks excellent Mike. From what I have seen and read I think it was a good decision on removing the lozenge from the axle wing. OTOH this is WW1 and who knows  8)
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline KiwiZac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1807
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2022, 03:44:59 AM »
Lovely work Mike, it looks like someone took photos from the factory!

I must say that the linen effect is too stark for my tastes, but seeing this build suddenly lozenged-up made my morning!

Offline Mike Norris

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1731
  • RAF Old and Bold
    • Mikes WW1 Aircraft Models
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2022, 05:21:11 AM »
Hi all,
Rib and border tapes done.
I'll possibly mist a slight faded brown over these decals, as they faded that way.
Then it's onto the kit markings,

Mike









Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author/editor.

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18180
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2022, 05:29:30 AM »
Nice work on the tapes Mike!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Bughunter

  • Guest
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2022, 05:54:27 AM »
That is a reference build again. Not only quality but also an impressive speed.

Cheers,
Frank

Offline KiwiZac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1807
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2022, 03:39:34 AM »
That is a reference build again. Not only quality but also an impressive speed.

Cheers,
Frank
I 100% echo everything Frank said. Taking notes and admiring!

Offline Mike Norris

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1731
  • RAF Old and Bold
    • Mikes WW1 Aircraft Models
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2022, 06:45:01 AM »
Hi all,
The basic kit decals have been applied.
Typical 'Roden' decals - easily cracked and chipped and reluctant to conform over curves!!

Next up is weathering,

Mike







Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author/editor.

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18180
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2022, 08:38:06 AM »
The decals look great in spite of any issues you had!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline Alexis

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7947
  • Love the self
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2022, 09:43:48 AM »
Dispite the issues , looks fab Mike !


Alexis
Hurra ! , Ich Leben Noch
Body and life is a vessel we use to travel the planet . Femininity is the gift , The miracle comes from what we do with it .

Offline KiwiZac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1807
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2022, 03:21:44 AM »
Hear hear! No sign of your troubles on my ends, just a D.VI that looks ready to come together for flight!

Offline Umlaufmotor

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 821
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2022, 03:25:45 AM »
Really a beautiful job on the D.VI , Mike.
One small thing, check the elevator fin.
I think you used the Fokker F.I leading edge curved fin?

Servus
Bertl

Offline Mike Norris

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1731
  • RAF Old and Bold
    • Mikes WW1 Aircraft Models
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2022, 07:59:00 AM »
Really a beautiful job on the D.VI , Mike.
One small thing, check the elevator fin.
I think you used the Fokker F.I leading edge curved fin?

Servus
Bertl

Hi Bertl,
Thanks for your comment.
Are you referring to the trailing edge tips on the elevator?
The kit parts are molded with a slight curve.
If so I can easily change that,

Mike



Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author/editor.

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18180
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2022, 09:52:24 AM »
Really a beautiful job on the D.VI , Mike.
One small thing, check the elevator fin.
I think you used the Fokker F.I leading edge curved fin?

Servus
Bertl

Hi Bertl,
Thanks for your comment.
Are you referring to the trailing edge tips on the elevator?
The kit parts are molded with a slight curve.
If so I can easily change that,

Mike



I am not Bertl of course but I think he was referring to the leading edges of the stabilizer. They "Appear" to have the curve of the F1 Triplane. I never noticed that Roden had supplied the curved part IF that is the case.
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline Mike Norris

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1731
  • RAF Old and Bold
    • Mikes WW1 Aircraft Models
Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2022, 06:17:13 PM »
Hi Bertl and Rich,
Wow - and I thought I had an eye for detail.
Yes you are both correct.
The kit supplies two tail planes and yes - I fitted the wrong version with a slight curve to the leading edge  ::)
Well done guys as obviously I hadn't realized.

It's only a slight curve so I should be able to sand it out.
If necessary I'll have to replace the decals.

Thanks for spotting that guys,

Mike


Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author/editor.