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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2022, 07:15:56 AM »
Thanks all!

I have a Russian model that the wings seem crooked on but then it's an optical Ilyushin....

I gotta say Steve that made me laugh out loud - who doesn't love a good modelling 'dad joke'  ;D

What did you use for the wash around the cowling?

Hi PJ - the wash is an oil wash, using raw umber oil paint. I am converted to this colour now; I used to use a mix of black and burnt sienna but I find that is quite 'heavy'; the raw umber produces a nicer more subtle result, I think.

Cheers again,

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2022, 08:52:29 AM »
I have a Russian model that the wings seem crooked on but then it's an optical Ilyushin.
;D ;D
Yeah Ilyushin by Zac Yates, on Flickr

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2022, 03:50:40 AM »
It's looking beautiful Brad.

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2022, 06:04:00 PM »
Thanks all for your support through this build - she is now done (i've finally finished building something...!)  ;D



Completed build photos are here -

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=13221.0

Cheers!

BC

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2022, 04:57:52 PM »
Well done! Looks really good!
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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2022, 06:53:19 PM »
Hi all - a forum member named Chris sent me an e-mail through the forum looking for a scan of the undercarriage jig; unfortunately there was no information regarding a member name or details (the automated e-mail address was that of Des, the previous forum owner). Can the subject Chris please drop me a PM or put their hand up here?

Thanks! :)

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2022, 12:25:31 PM »
Hello, that was me asking for the jig thank you btw I appreciate it very much.

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2022, 07:08:13 AM »
Hello, that was me asking for the jig thank you btw I appreciate it very much.

Great, thanks Chris! :)

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2022, 11:23:21 AM »
Always admire your work, Brad. Brilliant as ever this time.

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2024, 01:22:37 AM »
The "Sit" [using the Pheon jig] looks perfect Brad!  ... most of the issue was solved by seating the legs "Properly" in the Axle wing. Opening up the location to allow the legs to fit where they should. 

So I can avoid building the jig, cutting the wings apart, and possibly facing "wing sag" challenges by "simply" doing a little digging?  ;D  Would you elaborate on how to "properly" seat the legs in the axle wing openings, please?

Gene K

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2024, 06:08:38 PM »
Hi Gene - an option (not tried by me but recommended by Stephen Lawson) is simply to cut down the legs by approx 1/16 of an inch all around, and then trim / shape the ends as needed. If you were to adopt this, I would also do some fettling on either the sides of the rear struts, or open the mount holes of the rear struts once the lower wing is glued on, to get a good fit. The sides of the rear struts in particular mount largely to the side of the fuselage, and indeed there is a slot for this that runs on the side of the fuselage part:



In short, I think there would be a way to do it, if you were inclined. I would suggest that ensuring deep holes for the interplane struts would also be a good idea, to help avoid the 'sag' I experienced in my build.

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Re: WiP - 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2024, 11:03:43 PM »
...  simply to cut down the legs by approx 1/16 of an inch all around, and then trim / shape the ends as needed. If you were to adopt this ... .

Thanks much, Brad.

So, probably overthinking this "issue"  ::), there is still value in building the Pheon jig to assure proper alignment.

Gene K
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