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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2022, 06:40:53 PM »
Your Fokker in its colours looks great. Very fine work wih decals.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2022, 05:27:50 AM »
Hi all,
The decals and weathering are completed.
I've re-profiled the leading edges of the tail plane, straight not curved.
Also added carburetor air intake from 1.6 mm diameter tube.
Under fuselage photo-etch panels added from the 'Aviattic' DR.1 set.
I've brown tinted the lozenge decals using 'Ammo' Ochre filter, applied by brush.
Overall dirt weathering was done using 'Flory Models' dark dirt clay wash.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2022, 05:40:26 AM »
Great save on the horizontal stabiliser (bravo Bertl, I totally missed that!) and the weathering is superb! Beautiful work Mike!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2022, 07:57:24 AM »
Excellent work on fixing the Tail Plane Mike! One would never know you had to do a correction! Nice effects with the oils and wash.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2022, 11:32:54 PM »
Hi all,
Propeller completed.
Usually I would fit a replacement propeller from Alexy at 'Proper Plane'.
However, given the present circumstances, I've used one of the kit supplied propellers.
Although many Fokker aircraft were fitted with 'Axial' propellers, the photograph of this particular aircraft shows a different propeller design.
From it's shape I'm guessing it could have been a propeller from 'Heine', so that's what I've modeled.
Grey primed then airbrushed with 'Tamiya' Dark Yellow (XF60).
Brushed over with 'DecoArt' Burnt Umber crafter's acrylic paint.
Airbrushed with 'Alclad' Aqua Gloss 600 then decals applied (LF Models).
Hub brushed with 'Mr. Colour' Dark Iron (214) then buffed.
Finally airbrushed with 'Alclad' Light Sheen (ALC311) mixed with 'Tamiya' Clear Orange (X26).

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2022, 12:07:23 AM »
Excellent Prop Mike.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2022, 04:51:11 AM »
Hi all,
Landing gear fairing assembly complete.
The fairing underside decal is 'Aviattic' white-backed German Blue (ATT32077).
Wheel cover decals are from the ‘Aviattic’ Fokker streaked set (ATT32062).
I've represented the metal foot boards on the lower wing roots, by cutting the from the ‘RB Productions’ radiator mesh (RB-T027) photo-etch.
'Flory Models' Dark Earth pigment powder was applied over the foot boards,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2022, 04:58:37 AM »
The photo of your completed prop could easily be confused for a 1/1 example. Stunning work, Mike!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2022, 05:54:23 AM »
However, given the present circumstances, I've used one of the kit supplied propellers.
Have you ever tried to do your own wooden propeller? Please try it, that is not black magic!
As clean as you always work and able to file metal things into shape I'm sure this is an easy thing for you :D

No question, your painted prop looks good, more a general recommendation.

Cheers,
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2022, 08:15:59 AM »
This build is exceptionally well done in so many aspects. Incredible job so far Mike - very impressive indeed.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2022, 08:18:21 AM »
However, given the present circumstances, I've used one of the kit supplied propellers.
Have you ever tried to do your own wooden propeller? Please try it, that is not black magic!
As clean as you always work and able to file metal things into shape I'm sure this is an easy thing for you :D

No question, your painted prop looks good, more a general recommendation.

Cheers,
Frank

Hi Frank,
I actually bought a stack of various veneer's some time ago.
My intention was to have a go at making a laminated propeller.
Maybe I will try it - who knows,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2022, 08:41:15 AM »
Excellent progress Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2022, 12:03:02 AM »
This thread is s joy to follow.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2022, 02:24:49 AM »
Love the overall weathering Ken



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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #74 on: April 12, 2022, 03:25:08 AM »
This is another magnificent build Mike, on all fronts.

The weathering looks very realistic and as Zac said, the prop could easily be mistaken for a real one. I also want to have a go at making the props from laminated veneer, 2 four-bladers and 2 two-bladers.

Should be fun to do.

Willem