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Offline mc65

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #150 on: June 18, 2013, 08:22:00 AM »
I'm speechless ...
I understand that at the end of the cables contribute to the rigidity of the assembly as in real one!

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #151 on: June 18, 2013, 03:44:28 PM »
@bo: thanks for your feedback. Your comments are much appreciated especially because they come from the much admired nanotechnology fraction :) Keep on your exceptional work!

@mc65: Thanks for your comment. The most difficult thing with structural rigging is that the tension of an cable can influens the tightness of other cables, so it is better to fix the cables in one step. I had to learn this by the hard way while rigging the tail of my FE2b :o

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #152 on: June 18, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »
Hi everybody,

the following pictures show my Fokker after the rigging has been completed. The buckles haven't been fixed at all and the cables still have to be painted.








With greetings from Germany,

Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #153 on: June 18, 2013, 05:19:19 PM »
The model looks amazing, Dirk.  I really like
the weathering on the wheels and metal
work.  Were the wheels weathered with powders?

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Ernie
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #154 on: June 18, 2013, 06:22:43 PM »
@ernie: Hi Ernie, thanks for your kind words. For the wheels, I have used MIG Pigments (Dark Mud and Russian earth), solved with some water. You can also use Milled Pastels.

Cheers, Dirk

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #155 on: June 18, 2013, 09:32:26 PM »
Amazing work. All the processes you use go in a file for future reference.. Theres a few of you here that should be published in the " Big Book of Great War Airplane Modelling Techniques" - guess the acronym is BOGWAMT

Steve

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #156 on: June 19, 2013, 12:28:19 AM »
Dirk,

It's is becoming a really beautiful and through the weathering an almost real life bird.

More inspiration for my A.1!

regards,
Ivo

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #157 on: June 19, 2013, 02:41:56 AM »
  Dirk,
She just keeps getting more beautiful with each new update my friend.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #158 on: June 27, 2013, 06:03:45 AM »
Dear friends,

while beeing heavily engaged in my job last week I still would like to show you some pics of my nearly completed E.II. I have checked the references on my specific aircraft and noticed that the Garuda propeller wasn't used. So I have to prepare the Germania prop and find some substitute for the already used rear propellerhub. Anyway, here are the "Garuda Pics" unveiled and without cowling.









All kinds of comments are welcome.

Cheers Dirk




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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #159 on: June 27, 2013, 06:14:50 AM »
Truly a model to be proud of, Dirk.  It looks fantastic
all rigged.  Wow! :)

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Ernie
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Offline michael

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #160 on: June 27, 2013, 06:23:06 AM »
a truly exceptional piece of work Dirk - fantastic

michael
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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #161 on: June 27, 2013, 07:18:41 AM »
Magnificent Dirk, I like all of it! As many have already stated, I'll be coming back to this Thread a lot once I get up the courage to try this one.
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #162 on: June 27, 2013, 07:22:18 AM »
All kinds of comments are welcome.
What can I say? Other than it is a real beauty to be admired and to be used as a reference for any future build.

As all kind of comments are welcome I could give only one: The wheels and tires are a little bit too dirty to my taste.

But it is a plane to be proud of.

regards,
Ivo
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 09:16:39 PM by IvotB »

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #163 on: June 27, 2013, 12:05:46 PM »
Dirk: A masterpiece, galaxy-class, congratulations. Your build log has been filled with tons of of great ideas we can all apply to our models; I thank you for that and hope that there is more to come!

Cheers

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Re: Fokker E.II 69/15 Kurt von Crailsheim
« Reply #164 on: June 27, 2013, 12:24:15 PM »
Fabulous work!!

Steve