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Offline Mike Norris

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2022, 07:16:23 AM »
Hi all,
A few updates on the build.
The upper wing is fitted and, as expected when using the kit supplied struts, there were problems.
On test fitting the upper wing onto the interplane and cabane struts, I found the cabane struts did not reach outboard enough to contact their attachment lugs on the underside of the wing.
This necessitated drilling out the interplane locating holes in the upper wing enough to allow the struts to insert deeper into the wing.
This reduced the distance between the wings enough for the cabane struts to fit correctly.
I've also fitted and braced the landing gear.
Also fitted are the twin aileron control wires from the cockpit to the underside of the upper wing.

NOTE: The struts look squared in the photographs, but they are in fact aero shaped.

Now it's onto the completing the tail unit,

Mike





« Last Edit: April 15, 2022, 07:27:28 AM by Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris »


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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2022, 09:38:58 AM »
Excellent work, Mike, and congrats on taming the cabanes! The linen effect decals look like a painting in a gallery in these closeups.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2022, 02:07:14 AM »
Excellent work/fix on the struts Mike! The rigging looks terrific.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2022, 06:28:04 AM »
Hi all,
The aircraft model is complete.
I've rigged the ailerons, rudder and elevator.
Also added the external Anemometer and a windscreen.
Just the figure to paint now.
I'll post up completed model shots once it's in the display case.

Than for your comments - appreciated,

Mike



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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2022, 06:40:31 AM »
I'm very excited to see the gallery, Mike, she looks superb!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2022, 10:27:30 AM »
Beautiful work Mike.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2022, 12:19:59 PM »
Another Great Build and Build Tutorial Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #82 on: April 16, 2022, 02:30:52 PM »
Wonderful work again Mike.

Thanks for sharing your research and craftmanship. Your to tutorials are a big help to anyone contemplating to make one of the models you did. I already have my eyes on a couple.

I wonder what the next kit is that will find a way to your workbench....

Willem
 

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2022, 08:48:41 PM »
 :) :) :)


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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2022, 03:18:32 AM »
'Proper Job' Mike as they say where I live. Other than that everyone has pretty much said my words for me. Looking forward to seeing it in the completed model section.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #85 on: April 17, 2022, 06:26:18 AM »
Very nice build Mike. Always a pleasure to read your modeling thoughts and ideas on your current builds.
Thank you for sharing with us mere mortals :)

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #86 on: April 17, 2022, 08:10:01 AM »
I wonder what the next kit is that will find a way to your workbench....
An awesome one!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #87 on: April 17, 2022, 02:15:59 PM »
Ah, I found it  :)

The Lukgraph' RAF BE2c

Front & center, yes!!!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #88 on: April 18, 2022, 06:48:14 AM »
Hi all,
One last shot.
The pilot figure, which is the 'Elan13' German pilot WW1 (EL25).
Painted with 'AK Interactive' and 'Tamiya' acrylics.
Flesh painted with 'Citadel' paints.

Mike




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Re: 1:32nd scale Fokker D.VI
« Reply #89 on: April 18, 2022, 08:52:17 AM »
Excellent figure Mike!
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