Author Topic: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII  (Read 2383 times)

Offline Rob_Owens

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2013, 09:17:45 AM »
I have a 1/32 Falcon E.V/D.VII about 3/4 done, which means "scratchbuild all internal detail." One advantage of WWI vac kits over injection-molded is near scale thickness of fuselage "skin." This allows one to add structural/component details based on scale drawings.  I too backdated a 1/32 Nie. 17 to a 1/32 Bebe shortly before the Special Hobby kit became available (c'set la vie...) and found a material indespensible to scratchbuilders "Supafilla". . .

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2013, 01:13:41 AM »
  Roy,
Wow another vac Fokker underway! I hope you'll share your progress with us my friend. You can never have enough vacuform projects around for me. I'd love to see your Nieuport project as well.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2015, 07:01:08 AM »
They made a be 2
And it was very nice, since it was easy to obtain translucent wings.
They are good vacs

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2015, 12:12:14 PM »
I'm very tempted to pick up one of these as they're so cheap, my intention was to do it with a WNW engine but it doesn't look like they do a 9cyl. Oberursel. Would the DH.2/Eindecker engine work in its place, otherwise what are the aftermarket options for a new engine for this kit?

Also, what accuracy issues have other folk discovered with the kit?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2015, 03:57:57 PM »
I'm very tempted to pick up one of these as they're so cheap, my intention was to do it with a WNW engine but it doesn't look like they do a 9cyl. Oberursel. Would the DH.2/Eindecker engine work in its place...



No. Completely different engine. The EV / DVIII was powered by the Ur.II which was a clone of the Le Rhone 9J (big copper induction pipes etc). The E.III was powered by the U.I, which was a clone of the Gnome Delta Monosoupape. (single valve, single pushrod per cyl)

Vector makes a Ur.II.

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2015, 06:05:13 PM »
Thanks Bo, my other OLHS has the Vector one in stock. Looks like I have a project!
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2015, 08:29:05 AM »
Further investigation at Sprue Brothers shows another option: a kit by Roden - http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/rod624.htm

Does anyone know how this compares to the Vector resin item Roden kit also seems to include a prop, which the Vector doesn't.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2015, 09:07:29 AM »
The Roden engine isn't too bad although not on the same level as Taurus or other well done resin. It is molded in two parts down the centerline so a little seam cleanup is needed. With the kit you have posted there are a few pe parts but no real advantage to what one could do with wire and a little clever work done to the standard DR1 version. If you have access to the Encore version of the F1 Triplane you get a resin copy and the original plastic engine, so you would have a spare  8). Also an Eduard Pe set for the aircraft with resin updates. This kit is a bargain here in the states.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 11:43:02 AM »
That's a good point, I have been looking at the Roden Triplane and had noted it has two engines. I've also seen that on Sprue Brothers for relatively cheap. Thanks RAG!
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2015, 11:18:27 AM »
Just a note. Only the ENCORE kit has two engines!
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2015, 06:35:09 AM »
 8) I saw that, I read some in-box reviews of both boxings and decided the "Encore"/Voss boxing was the one to go for.

Am I right in guessing there are no A/M interiors for this kit, or the E.V/D.VIII in general? I think it'll be a fun scratchbuilding exercise anyway.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2015, 08:15:52 AM »
8) I saw that, I read some in-box reviews of both boxings and decided the "Encore"/Voss boxing was the one to go for.

Am I right in guessing there are no A/M interiors for this kit, or the E.V/D.VIII in general? I think it'll be a fun scratchbuilding exercise anyway.

Actually Part makes a DR1 interior as does Eduard. ( IF you get the ENcore kit you get the Basic Eduard stuff so not needed. There is also a Fokker DVI interior set by Part that has ammo cans and other good stuff that would mostly work on the DR1. As far as I know no parts are available for the EV although a bunch of the DR1 stuff could/can be used.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2015, 09:29:31 AM »
Sorry, I meant aftermarket for the Razor rather than the Dr.I  :-X
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2015, 11:07:40 AM »
Sorry, I meant aftermarket for the Razor rather than the Dr.I  :-X

Like I said, Nothing for the EV/Razor I am aware of. Some/Many of the DR1 parts would be useful.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2015, 11:30:24 AM »
Definitely something to bear in mind, then. Thanks again, Rick!
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