Author Topic: Show us your Fokker DR1  (Read 28746 times)

Offline mgunns

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1990
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2014, 11:37:26 AM »
This is my Roden Effort.  An early effort using acrylics over enamels.







..

Thanks for stopping by

Best

Mark
Mark

We few, we happy few.....

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13572
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2014, 12:08:52 PM »
Mark,
Thanks for your comments on my Triplanes! I too like the results of my hand painted streaking a little better than the decals. As for your contributions:
First your Aurora DR1 as always is a really nice representation of how good these OLD kits look built up! Your Roden kit is beautiful! Just how I picture 477/17, DSA wouldn't agree but OH Well....
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline IFF1418

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1541
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2014, 07:03:31 PM »
Hi Mark,

As usual wonderful models. I admire your craftmanship very much. Meanwhil i will be dreaming of obtaining the same skills as you all have. Congratulations.

Kind regards
Patrick

Offline Nigel Jackson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2608
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2014, 09:19:11 PM »
I really like this scheme for a Dr.1, Mark. You have produced a beautiful piece of work.

Best wishes
Nigel

Offline Ernie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3870
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2014, 09:24:37 PM »
That's a neat comparison between the Aurora and the Roden Tripes.  Your
streaking painting has really progressed.  I am taken with the look of the
Roden model.  Very nice!  Have you tried out the oils over acrylics yet?  I think
that would be a good way to go, with the slow-drying oils allowing for tweaking.
Gorgeous models, Mark!

Cheers,
Ernie :)

...What could possibly go wrong?

Offline mgunns

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1990
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2014, 02:29:16 AM »
Thanks Rick, Patrick, Nigel and Ernie:

@ Ernie:  My next Tripe I am going to try the oils over acrylics.  I think I will have better luck.  This Roden Tripe was my first venture into 1/32nd and trying to get the streaking down after a few other attempts on different kits, not shown.  In my excitement at getting this thing finished, I totally forgot to put the instruments in!!!  What a Moon Calf!  Oh well.

@ Rick:  The Aurora kits go together so well.  The were made for kids back in the 50's to put together and the fit is really amazing.  I know they don't hold up well today, but; they are still fun to build and experiment with and look pretty decent.  Lance's Aurora DVII with surgery, really looks the business.  I think my Roden effort still holds up.

@ Nigel and Patrick:  Thanks again Nigel for stopping by and your comments.  Patrick, no skills required, just "dam the torpedoes and full speed ahead" and what happens is what you get.  The skill just sort of comes with it.  I still consider myself an amateur when I look at the work displayed here.  Each one is a learning experience and we build to our own level and satisfaction.  That to me is what the hobby is about.

Best

Mark
Mark

We few, we happy few.....

Offline BLOWHARD

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 67
    • Great War In The Air - Dave Douglass Gallery
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2014, 07:08:12 AM »
I see I've got to dig this old one up.  I built it in 1996.  I had high hopes for it at the IPMS Nationals in 1997 and I managed to get a 2nd place..  The photos were taken with a now ancient Nikon 990 digital camera. 
It's the DML kit.  I don't think I used any after market stuff except for Part instrument bezels.  I made a brass frame interior that slid in from the front after the fuselage was assembled.  Hand caved laminated wood propeller.  Lots of added details everywhere but they look a little hamb-fisted by today's standards.  I only had the two photos and the drawing of Udet's plane from the Windsock Dr.I special to go on.  Of course the fuselage stripes aren't correct but it's the thought that counts.  Plus, I hadn't seen the photo posted in Greg Van's Richthofen's Circus book.
The streaking was done with water color and sealed with Testors Dull Coat
It had an accident several years ago and the upper wing, rudder and landing gear were all broken off.  I repaired in half way just to keep it in one piece but it was pretty well damaged :p








DAVE IPMS 16124

Offline mgunns

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1990
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2014, 12:03:19 PM »
Hello Dave:   You should have gotten a first!  It is an outstanding example of the modelers craft.  One of my favorite schemes for the Tripe.
Thanks for sharing your model.

Best

Mark
Mark

We few, we happy few.....

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13572
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2014, 12:17:46 PM »
Dave,
One of the BEST examples of this scheme I have seen, bar none! As for the fuselage stripes there are times I look at that photo in gregs book and swear it could be the shadow of the arm of the Mechanic that makes it look like it is cut off. I know I am wrtong but one could argue the point! Your detailing is Awesome as always!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline IFF1418

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1541
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2014, 08:37:36 PM »
Hi Dave,

Absolutely worth the price you made, worth a golden medal. Absolutely stunning. Congratulations.

Kind regards
Patrick

Offline Ernie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3870
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2014, 09:48:57 PM »
Beautiful Tripe Dave!  The streaking looks stunning.  Wonderful job.
Certainly looks like a winner to me.  Well done!

Cheers,
Ernie :)
...What could possibly go wrong?

Offline Modelnut

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 228
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 04:29:40 AM »
Another viewing of my little Fokkers

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13572
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2014, 10:38:22 AM »
Modelnut,
The new pictures really show your work much better! I really like your take on the mixture of brown and green streaking on the Jasta 19 bird! Both look great !
RA
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline pepperman42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3386
  • Sergeant, my brown pants.......
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2014, 01:40:37 AM »
A couple of more nice tripes!! Always like the Udet machine.

Steve
I was clean,shaved and sober and I didnt care who knew it.

Offline IFF1418

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1541
Re: Show us your Fokker DR1
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2014, 01:45:57 AM »
Wonderful triplanes Modelnut. Very nicely finished. Congratulations.

Kind regards
Patrick