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Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« on: July 24, 2022, 05:05:10 PM »
Hello all – here’s another completion just off the bench (and hot on the heels of my other 1/48 Dr.1 build); a ‘What if” Fokker Dr.1 seaplane, based on the 1/48 Eduard Dr.1 kit.

This one was just for a bit of fun (so apologies to those who aren’t fans of ‘what if’ subjects).

I added floats, extended the cowl to fit a Oberursel Ur.III twin row rotary engine (from Small Stuff; this engine is a kit in itself), added a vertical stabiliser, added some cockpit details, and replaced the guns with some from Gaspatch. I also scratch built the beaching trolleys and trestles. The German naval lozenge is from Aviattic, and decals are from the Eduard kit and the spares box.

A build log of this one is here - https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=12812.0
















Thanks to all here who encouraged me through this fun little build. This was an enjoyable little project, and looks rather unique in the display cabinet.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

BC

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 05:13:12 PM »
Wowser!  ;D  8)

Fabulous concept and great build log Brad. I really enjoyed the journey and the finished model is brill. Thanks for taking the time to post and share with us

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 06:15:47 PM »
Many thanks Paul!

Cheers,

BC

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2022, 09:33:41 PM »
Beautiful, Brad!  :o

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2022, 11:28:56 PM »
That looks awesome and very possible!! Love the base. It sets the machine off perfectly. Now for the bathtub test right?

Steve

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 12:57:28 AM »
Inspiring to the last detail... even the weeds growing between the wooden planks of the base.

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2022, 05:34:29 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous and a pleasure to follow.
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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2022, 06:46:51 AM »
I simply love it!
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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2022, 07:47:43 AM »
I want to see it fly, and I want to fly it. Utterly magnificent work Brad! Standing ovation!!

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2022, 06:15:15 PM »
Many thanks everyone! I really appreciate your kind words.

Cheers again!

BC

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2022, 10:28:11 PM »
An interesting concept and an excellent execution makes it seem feasible.

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2022, 11:23:03 PM »
Modelling at its best!
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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2022, 11:33:20 PM »
Absolutely  brilliant: idea , modelling, base and photography! Congrats !

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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2022, 01:05:51 AM »
Love it Brad !

One would say that this was an actual air frame , I really want to do this to a pfalz D.IIIa


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Re: Finished - Dreidecker zur See!
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2022, 02:28:05 AM »
One just has to love this build Brad! Excellent concept and execution!
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