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Offline dirk

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Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« on: March 09, 2013, 07:40:06 PM »
Dear friends,

here is the first post on my new project, the Fokker E.II 69/15 flown by Kurt von Crailsheim, FFA 53 in October 1915. Of course its WNW's 1/32 scale early Fokker. Different reasons make me look forward in building this plane: First I am interested in reproducing the unique "turned" cowlings. Second I find the appearance of the Semigloss "Fokker Beige" over "Clear Doped Linen" quite challenging. Lots of shading and weathering techniques will be necessary to get this fuselage to life. On third, the rigging and especially the cabane struts will be quite interesting to reproduce. Maybe I will use a pair of my Gaspatch turnbuckles for this. Last but not least I will use the Fokker E.III Scalespoke wheels for my build, although the wheels I received seem to be oversized, but more on this later...



With greetings from Germany,

Dirk
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 02:45:31 AM by dirk »

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 08:06:28 PM »
Dirk, I am very much looking forward to your build of this wonderful kit, there are certain aspects of the build that will be challenging but I'm sure you will pull it off with flying colours, good luck.

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 08:10:52 PM »
Sounds an interesting project Dirk, good luck with your build, I look forward to your updates.

Cheers

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 12:34:25 AM »
Dear friends,

here is one update on the Scalespoke wheels for the Fokker E.III. In comparison to the kit wheels, the Scalespoke wheels seen on the right have different sizes. WNW's wheel has an inner size of 14 mm while the Scalespoke wheel's diameter is 16 mm. The more important outer diameter deviate from 19,4 mm for the WNW wheel to 21,7mm for the Scalespoke wheel. Is this a wrong packaging or what's the reason? Has anyone an idea? In the meantime I will contact scalespokes and let you know what it's all about.



With greetings from Germany,

Dirk
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 12:37:19 AM by dirk »

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 02:26:13 AM »
Great stuff dirk, i will be following your build closely as i was planning to treat myself to this kit as a birthday present to myself  ;)

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 05:19:03 AM »
This will be a fun build to watch, Dirk.  I look forward to seeing how the wire wheels work out and how you reproduce the Fokker varnish.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 07:08:56 AM »
are the two tires provided by scalespoke (white and black) different sizes as well? It looks like the white tire is larger, but maybe that's an illusion...

looking forward to hearing what you find out from them...

and looking forward to your build.

cheers

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 08:09:27 AM »
are the two tires provided by scalespoke (white and black) different sizes as well? It looks like the white tire is larger, but maybe that's an illusion...

Hi Bo,

both tires, the black and grey have the same outer diameter.

Anyway, I will begin with the build and lay the tires besides in the meantime.

Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 08:22:04 AM »
Hi folks,

here is an update on my work on the inner fuselage. I have tried to reproduce the squiggles with various methods... all failed. The foil from a cottage cheese package is perfect in scale but almost impossible to use because of its thickness.



I have tried different materials that I wanted to use as a template by spraying the aluminium coat with my airbrush. I even used different materials as stamps. At least the simpliest method, advised by Wingnuts "Hints and Tips" shows good results. As a base coat I used Alclad Semi matt aluminum.



The squiggles were  hand painted by using Vallejo Aluminum acrylics.







With greetings from Germany,

Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 09:27:56 AM »
Great job on the squiggles, Dirk.  They really look good.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 10:04:22 AM »
Looks great Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 01:15:12 PM »
Metal work looks great!!

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 10:27:20 PM »
Those metal squiggles look ok to me Dirk, very nice job.

Cheers

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2013, 11:18:16 PM »
Great start on the metal work Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013, 05:05:43 AM »
  Dirk,
Outstanding progress my friend. Love the engine turning effect. Keep the fantastic work!
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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