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Offline Steven Robson

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Eindecker Wheels
« on: October 03, 2022, 03:29:15 PM »
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Offline William Adair

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 08:57:59 PM »
Looking good!   I just saw your "Make Otto your motto" signature and thought...  this fellow absolutely has to be from Adelaide!  8)
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Offline macsporran

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 09:19:44 PM »
Nice wheels!

When I saw your byline William, I assumed you were going to ask for them in 1/144!
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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2022, 10:44:12 PM »
Nice wheels!

When I saw your byline William, I assumed you were going to ask for them in 1/144!
Sandy

Actually, I do have some 0.02mm brass wire that I sourced with that in mind.  I really want to do a Taube :)

Offline Steven Robson

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2022, 07:42:06 AM »
Hi William

Yes, I'm from Adelaide :)

But officially I live in Antartica.  I'm still in hiding from the internet stock-broking scammers (and the Australian Taxation Office).

The Taube is a beautiful aircraft, I can show you a photo my buddy in Poland took a few years ago.  It is his model in 1/48 scale.

Macsporran's suggestion of wheels in 1/144 scale, is ambitious.

Toot Toot

Fat Otto


Taube by Filip Xmald Models in Poland

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Offline William Adair

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2022, 07:29:01 PM »
Wow, lovely taube!

I'm an Adelaideian too.  Although I have been in exile in that more eastern capital for twenty-odd years now.  I still remember the long plod along Payneham road from the city, back to the student share house after the pubs closed.  Past Otto's timbers and finally home to bed.   ;D

Offline Steven Robson

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2022, 07:36:26 PM »
Otto's closed, so sad.

They flogged the land off for townhouses.

I'm glad you like Filip's photo, I got very excited when I saw it, a great description of the Taube.
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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2022, 06:41:06 AM »
Those are stunning! Are they going on an Eindecker or are they going to be part of a revolutionary wheel-themed diorama?  :D

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2022, 08:36:03 AM »
Hi Zac

I'm still working rough cast wheels.  These ones are 610 x 85's suitable for the Fokker Eindecker.

I'll think there'll be some progress over the weekend.

At this stage I was thinking of adding a railway flat wagon to transport the wheels closer to the front.

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Offline Steven Robson

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2022, 04:44:50 PM »
Eindecker: 610 x 85 wheels

N=32 spokes

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Offline Steven Robson

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2022, 10:40:56 PM »
Fokker E.II by Alexander Krantev, Bulgaria



Here is a lovely dovely Eindecker in 1/32 scale from Alex the Wolf (old photo but stunning and worth another look)  The wheels are painted black.  Alex made a great model and took this photo.  The Fokker Eindecker is my favourite WW1 aircraft.
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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2022, 06:48:07 AM »
Those wheels look stunning!

I have been thinking about trying to make my own spoked wheels in 1/48... just not sure where to start. Any advice?

My Morane L parasol project stalled some years back due to a lack of suitable wheels; I tried to make some but they really sucked, so that's where it's stayed since about mid 2019:

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=10459.0

I didn't realise we had so many members from Adelaide - I am also currently living in Adelaide, up North side (Gawler). Been here for nearly two years after quite a few years away thanks to His Majesty's Royal Australian Flying Corps. Did either of you chaps get to the SA Expo this weekend?

Cheers!

BC

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2022, 08:03:44 AM »
Hi Brad

I'm heading out in a few minutes to the SAPMA Exp, Sunday morning.  I haven't seen the modeling folk for a longtime.  I'm not competing this year but it will be great to see what's on the table.

I built a few 1/48 models many years ago and used Toms Model Works PE wheel sets.  I find 1/32 scale pushes the scale limits with wheels, spoke circumference, rims et cetera.  Haven't really attempted to make any in 1/48.  It would be great challenge.

I don't share build logs / tutorials on making wheels anymore because I sold a few wheels sets over the years to buy modelling tools.  The 3D printing guys have some nice images / renders of what's in the pipeline.  Maybe they've got some 1/48 wheels planned.

Steven

   
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Offline Steven Robson

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Re: Eindecker Wheels
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2022, 09:08:06 AM »

Eindecker wheels have been sold.

Thanks
Fat Otto

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