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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2013, 11:47:02 PM »
  Dirk,
Beautiful and very realistic machined metal look my friend. Keep up the grand works.
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2013, 12:53:16 AM »
Dirk,

It looks absolutely convincing. I hope you don't mind me asking to give us some more details how you achieved this result: you started by spraying a base coat of ? and then handpainted the squiggles with Vallejo. It is quite an achievement that you could keep the squiggles evenly small. I am afraid I would be tempted to make them bigger while working at the entire subject. It does require patience and self control I expect.

But I like your result a lot. Compliments!

regards,
Ivo

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2013, 01:41:12 AM »
Hi Ivo,

well, I had the same apprehension that the squiggles will get bigger and bigger. So I planned to start every panel on its different edges and that leads in my opinion to a more regular pattern.
So here is the process in steps:
1. Alclad Semi Matt Aluminum
2. Coat of Vallejo Gloss Varnish
3. Vallejo Aluminum painted by a small sized brush
With greetings,

Dirk

Dirk,

It looks absolutely convincing. I hope you don't mind me asking to give us some more details how you achieved this result: you started by spraying a base coat of ? and then handpainted the squiggles with Vallejo. It is quite an achievement that you could keep the squiggles evenly small. I am afraid I would be tempted to make them bigger while working at the entire subject. It does require patience and self control I expect.

But I like your result a lot. Compliments!

regards,
Ivo

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2013, 02:12:28 AM »
Beautiful work on the metal panels, Dirk.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2013, 11:44:44 AM »
Dirk,
    This is yet another Build I have endless admiration for; like several previous I'll be referencing this when I get to the build of my own. Your attention to and execution of detail is nothing short of spectacular........keep those updates coming, most enjoyable and so much being learned!
My sincere compliments!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2013, 05:21:28 PM »
The metal parts look really convincing. Well done. I am eagerly awaiting your rigging process and will be watching that one very closely.

Stefan

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2013, 06:49:23 AM »
Just catching up - this is amazing work and a go to technique!!

Steve

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2013, 10:28:50 PM »
Hello Dirk:

I will echo the sentiments of the others here.  Outstanding work all around.  I like your approach to the swirls and your comments about how you did them. 

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2013, 02:16:08 AM »
Hi Dirk, I love those panels, the swirls look spot on to me, well done.

Cheers

Pete.

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2013, 05:23:29 AM »
Hi friends,

after a very pleasant week in La Palma, Canary Island, iI am back and almost finished my work on the Oberursel engine. As references I used the very useful Fokker E III walkaround from the Science Museum, London that I found here: http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/mark_hayward/fokker_eiii/

First, I painted the Enine and the cylinder in XF-1 Flat Black.




While cutting from the sprue, the ring that is part of the egnition distributur got  damaged and had to be restored.



The next step was to paint the cylinder block in Alclad Chrome, using a template for airbrushing. The coat was polished and treated with MIG Metal Pigments later on. I am sorry, but only a little of the shiny effect is visible on the pictures.






« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 05:55:35 AM by dirk »

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2013, 05:30:26 AM »
The next step was to treat the cylinders with MIG Metal pigments, rubbed into the surface with my fingertip.



Agama Burnt Metal paste was added to the base/mounting of the cylinders for some contrast.



The effect after some polishing:



Valve levers were painted with Alclad Polished aluminum and Chrome for the bars/handles.





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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2013, 05:39:22 AM »
While watching the cylibnders on the walkaround, I had the idea to simulate the burned coloured effect by using yellow and Red Oil Paints. To create a more subtile effect, the paints were blended by using white spirit later on.



Valve levers were mounted and receive some brass by using "decanded" Alclad Pale Gold by brush.



Ignition cable were added by using 0,05 copper wire, by using clamps, gravity helps to keep them under tension while glue sets.



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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2013, 05:43:00 AM »
The last step was to add the decal and some washing with brown and black high diluted oil paints.









With greeting from Germany,

Dirk
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2013, 08:20:25 AM »
Dirk awesome work on the motor. Thanks for the step by step. The subtle weathering is very impressive and hits the mark perfectly!!

Steve

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2013, 10:11:55 AM »
I promise I'll try to feel bad as I shamelessly steal every bit of that engine detailing technique!  ;D

Thanks for the great tutorial, Dirk.

Lindsay