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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2014, 03:27:16 AM »
Thanks Dave and everyone...

Here are some small progresses in the work:


As I said, the undersurfaces of the wings had no ribs traces so I masked the wings and painted two thick coats of Mr Surfacer.


here is the result, the large stains are due to use of the same coating to fill in the extractor marks and the traces of the parts that were abducted.


This is the fuselage closed and primer-ed with Mr Surfacer.
I did not bother filling the join line on the tail because it will be covered by the tail plane.


A glimpse of the cockpit, I know it seems a sort of fruit salad where the single pieces are hardly perceived.
I hope you'll be able to see the parts...

Ciao

Antonio

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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2014, 04:38:12 AM »
Antonio,

Great work on such a tiny kit! :o  I do believe sir that although all on this forum are slightly mad, you are insane detailing in that scale!
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2014, 06:52:16 AM »
Looks great so far Antonio.
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2014, 12:32:12 PM »
Antonio,
Sorry for the late response! Your TINY,TINY build is coming along great! I started one of these years ago and never finished it. I gave it to my Grand Daughter to play with  :-[ Yours is really looking very nice!
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2014, 02:19:22 PM »
Antonio,

Great work on such a tiny kit! :o  I do believe sir that although all on this forum are slightly mad, you are insane detailing in that scale!

I'm beginning as well to believe it!!!!

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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2014, 02:58:42 AM »
Hallo folks, here we go with some progess:

Tamiya gray primer sprayed all over the wings and tail planes


The original cowling had the cylinders moulded on it, so I decided to make 3 cylinders from a styrene rod 1,3 mm diameter and stuck some copper wires to simulaste the tubes


here is the cowling at tis place

The wings were painted with acrylic bright red diluted enough to let the gray peep through, so it became a dark red which I personally like very much.


Middle wing with MGs


Tail planes


Bottom wing (lower surface) with the white field to paint the crosses


Top wing (upper surface) + ailerons


The fuselage has been painted as well, but not yet started the work with the crosses:




My program is to finish the black crosses and hopefully the fuelage crosses by tomorrow evening...

Thanks for looking!!!

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Antonio

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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2014, 04:31:18 AM »
It looks great Antonio.
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2014, 05:47:45 AM »
Now that is small !




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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/250
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2014, 08:47:05 AM »
I never heard about 1/250 scale kits before reading your post. Your detailing is impressive. The DrI is already a particularly small aircraft, but at this scale, you're really doing some clockmaker job...

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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/125
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2014, 04:10:48 PM »
Thanks friends for your appreciation, indeed the scale is unusual, but I was wrong in describing it as 1/250... it is actually 1/125.
Someone pointed out that the cylinders are too long and wouldn't have enough room rotate in the cowling... ok it's right! I will see if I can shorten them withou spoiling the cowling

Antonio
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/125
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2014, 07:00:55 AM »
Here we are: I finished my DrI and I am pretty happy with it.
Here it is: a few shots on a white BG to better show some details:


rigging (fishing line 0,1 mm), wing struts, cabane and undercarriage struts, sticks beneatu the lower wing are scratch built...




here you see the cockpit access step self made with a electric wire


Undercarriage structure was self made as the tail planes struts. Crosses are self painted as you know.

Here below are a couple of pics with the usual cent coin...
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I prepared a base using the lid of a cream my wife uses for her pretty face :-D

More in the Completed models section...

Thanks for looking!

AnDonio
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/125
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2014, 07:22:29 AM »
Simply amazing, Antonio, and really beautiful!  Just the fact that the control surfaces are deflected in this scale is mind boggling.
Brilliant!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/125
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2014, 05:11:53 PM »
Simply amazing, Antonio, and really beautiful!  Just the fact that the control surfaces are deflected in this scale is mind boggling.
Brilliant!
Cheers,
Bud

Thank you Bud!

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Re: Fokker DR1 - Revell - 1/125
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2014, 03:00:56 AM »
Sorry that I missed the end of this one - a truly inspiring effort! I thought that 1/72 was small enough but you have shown that even smaller scales can produce stunning work. Many congratulations.