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Offline DaveB

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1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« on: March 31, 2024, 08:28:19 PM »
Dear all,

A nice straightforward model after my Albatros OAW.

Roden's 48th scale Junkers DI early long fuselage variant which is a really great kit slightly let down by some vague instructions and poor quality decals.

Nothing special - built mostly OOB with some minor detailing in cockpit.  The kit rudder features a fixing strut/peg that is very flimsy so replaced that with a bit of metal wire which is much stronger now.

















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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2024, 10:18:20 AM »
Looks great!  Did you use the Roden decals on the wings?  I have heard about decal issues with some Roden kits and figured it would be very difficult to get fussy decals to lay down on corrugated wings.

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2024, 05:59:50 PM »
Very nice. And you also prove that Roden kits still build to very fine models.
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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2024, 06:29:17 PM »
Very nice build, I have the WNW kit to do and this is making me want to build it.....

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2024, 12:22:00 AM »
Looks great!  Did you use the Roden decals on the wings?  I have heard about decal issues with some Roden kits and figured it would be very difficult to get fussy decals to lay down on corrugated wings.

Thanks, mate - I used the kit decals for the rudder and wing underside but gave up on them after that - they all broke apart as soon they touched water ......

The ones on the fuselage and upper wing were sourced from my spares box.

Thank you kindly Nigel and Prez!
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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2024, 03:00:41 AM »
I was never a big fan of the Junkers types, but my son Curt is really into them and I've gained a new appreciation of them through him. This build just reinforced it... love that color scheme.

Dutch

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2024, 09:09:33 AM »
Another Mauve and Green machine? Be still my beating heart! Lovely work!
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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2024, 05:40:05 AM »
That looks super Dave - can't wait to see it for real. Shame about the rudder fixing and transfers, but as Prez has written, you have proved that Roden's kits build into very fine models.

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2024, 06:33:56 AM »
Cheers, Dutch, Zac and Steve!

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2024, 06:12:17 AM »
OOB or Not it is another Lovely Build from your Talented Hands!
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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2024, 08:57:32 AM »
Oh thatís just lovely!  Really nice paintwork.

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2024, 05:45:05 AM »
Many thanks, Rick and Tim!

Cheers

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2024, 05:14:06 AM »
Excellent DI Dave.
Any pitfalls we need to know with this kit?

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2024, 12:57:02 AM »
Excellent DI Dave.
Any pitfalls we need to know with this kit?

Cheers,
Bob

Thank you kindly, Bob -

No, the kit itself builds fine although the instructions are very vague as to where all the cockpit framing sits.    Also, the decals were terrible and broke apart on touching water.   I think this was an older kit as the more recent ones I have have decals that are absolutely fine.

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Re: 1/48 Roden Junkers DI
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2024, 07:03:47 PM »
 Very nice model! You made it look great! I like this little "sportscar" of a ww1 plane  :)
//Ben