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Offline mgunns

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 10:23:17 PM »
Hello Dirk:

Looking forward to this build and what the results of your wheel query will bring.  Hopefully some satisfactory results.  In the meantime, your metal work looks the business, so you are on your way.  It will also be intersting to see how you do the fuselage shading as well.

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 06:55:30 AM »
After two weeks of beeing heavily engaged in my job I have now found the time to post some update on my Fokker.

The preassembly and the painting of the cockpit is almost finished. The instrument panel has been painted with Tamiya XF 78, sealed with semi-gloss varnish from vallejo. The woodgrain has been brushed with sienna and umbra oil-paints. The detail on the pulsameter has been added by a heat stretched transparent sprue and the wiring was done by using .2 mm copper wire. The instrument glasses were made by using Micro Kristal Klear. Especially the metal elements on the decals for the switches came out very realistic.



The cockpit floor received some weathering with pigments and different oil-painted woodgrains for the two covers. The wiring of the control cables and especially for the rudder bar was quite challenging. At least the cables popped away in the final stage of using oil-paint. I guess that the solvent (white spirit) softened the plastic and cause it to break. Finally I fixed the cables directly on the rudder bar.



The chair was brushed in wood grain and was sealed with acrylic varnish. After that I used the hairspray technique and sprayed the Tamiya XF 60 "Fokker Beige". This coat was brushed and sanded away partially to get a heavy used look. The photoetched seatbelts were painted in Clear Doped Linen and were weathered by using earth-brown Mig-Pigments.



The contol column got some extra wiring for the MG switch. All black parts were treated with metalic-pigments.



The structural wiring was done by using 0.12 mm fishing line. The turnbuckles were made with 0.4 mm Albion tubes, wrapped by 0.05 mm copper wire.





So now I am hooked again in my current build and more pics will follow soon.

With greetings from Germany,

Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 08:32:10 AM »
Truly superb, Dirk.  Thanks for the eye candy.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 10:48:36 PM »
Great job so far Dirk, lovely looking pit.

Cheers

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 10:52:59 PM »
An interesting way to do turnbuckles. Where do you find such thin copper wire, I may ask?

Stefan

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 11:03:35 PM »
Cockpit is looking great.

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2013, 12:38:57 AM »
An interesting way to do turnbuckles. Where do you find such thin copper wire, I may ask?

Stefan

Hi Stefan,

you find this kind of non-isolated copper wire in store for electronic supplies (i. e. Conrad in Germany). 100m for about 3,99 € and thats all you need for the rest of your modellers life ;)

Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2013, 05:45:04 AM »
Here's another update. I finished the cockpit. The mounting of the sideframes was quite easy, more challenging was to fix the structural wiring, especially those under the oil pump under the instrument panel.

So here are the side frames, all wiring has been prefixed:








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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2013, 05:48:21 AM »
The mounting of the sideframes:











The Tachymeter:




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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2013, 05:53:41 AM »
.. and the finished Cockpit:










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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 06:26:08 AM »
Gorgeous cockpit, Dirk!  I love the wear on the floor.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2013, 07:36:33 AM »
Dirk,

Somehow I missed this build log before. It is really great to see the Master at work again. Superb looking cockpit. I just wonder if I could reproduce your metal work. I am going to follow this build carefully!

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Ivo

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2013, 09:30:57 AM »
Cockpit is absolutely top notch Dirk. Great detail, just the right amount of wear and stunning in it's realism. As said previously by Ivo, great to see your masterful work again!
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Lance

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 03:03:35 AM »
   Dirk,
Absolutely stunning  work on her interior my friend. Outstanding job on the many details too,very impressive.
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2013, 06:02:13 AM »
Simply fantastic as ever Dirk  :)

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