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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #90 on: May 17, 2016, 11:09:36 AM »
Those profiles are beautiful, Bo.

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #91 on: May 17, 2016, 07:38:11 PM »
Oh my..., with finding this WWI Forum and the boundless possibilities of craftmenship shown here, I think I'm in Modeling-heaven.
Thanks for showing.
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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #92 on: May 24, 2016, 11:23:35 PM »
Yes, Let me know when the Photo Etch is ready!

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #93 on: May 25, 2016, 01:30:00 AM »
Yes, Let me know when the Photo Etch is ready!

David Layton

I promise Cap'n! (and thanks for connecting the dots :) )

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2016, 11:56:20 AM »
Any word on the photoetch for this Thanks

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2016, 10:08:21 AM »
Any word on the photoetch for this Thanks

I haven't forgotten but my plate is still incredibly full -- I'm working on the Balilla assembly manual for Richard (along with several other pieces that are to be included) all due in August -- along with huge projects at both of my day jobs ... I need a clone :(

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2017, 01:36:58 PM »
Any news on the photo etch or decals Thanks

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2017, 01:48:24 PM »
Any news on the photo etch or decals Thanks

Sorry, no hard news. Still planning on having some PE frets made. As for decals -- at the moment it seems like there is no economic way for these to make sense -- of course I have art for "print your own."


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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2017, 03:20:59 PM »
Thanks If someone does print the decals I would buy a set from them Keep us up to date on the etch

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #99 on: July 16, 2017, 09:47:25 AM »
The Fokker D.III kit parts are temporarily unavailable pending refactoring to take best advantage of Shapeways new pricing scheme and long-awaited orientation control for Objet prints. The bad news: prices are going to go up. The good news: support artifacts (the white fuzzy stuff that obscures detail and is hard to completely get rid of) will be banished from visible surfaces wherever possible.

First step is refactoring Accessory Sprue B, which will now be split into three sprues and sold in two parts (confusing, I know):


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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #100 on: February 14, 2018, 01:13:06 AM »
THis is grand news to read, even if I'm a bit late to the party. I'm keen to build Udet's bus, with the fake observer, so I'm desperately hoping this works out to be a kit or at least the better part of one so I don't have to build from scratch.

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2018, 02:38:13 AM »
Hi Jeff per the post above --

I had to refactor the accessory sprues, due to changes in Shapeway's pricing structure (the original accessory sprues contained many individual parts; the new pricing model has a per-part cost which made these astronomical (more astronomical?). Good news of course is that we finally have orientation control, meaning us designers, not some rando tech who doesn't know a Fokker from a fork, get to decide where the icky artifacts end up.

Unfortunately, the first iteration of one of my sprued accessory trees failed the minimum wire diameter test, so I cancelled the test run. And then I pretty much ran out of spare money and time, and so it sits in limbo... The changes required a minimal and don't affect the detail at all (the basic geometry has all been printed many many times...

Anyway, I don't want to put these on sale again until I've completed a test print, and lately funds are tight, and the interest in this has been modest to say the least.  soooooooo...


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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #102 on: February 14, 2018, 05:55:41 AM »
Bo i feel your pain. keep me in the loop. at some point i'd e willing to put up some cash for the data, but we ain't there yet <sigh>

but things  are looking up. keep fighting the good fight, our world is small but full of people who care. a LOT.

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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Now
« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2018, 07:29:16 AM »
Build Pix


Fitted with WNW Oberursel U.III


& Gaspatch MG 08s



Taurus Models Oberursel U.III fits without modification too:





wings intended to be covered with tissue or similar:



same as above, except backlit:

underside:

..and backlit:


empenage detail. Surfaces hinged with brass tube axles (not supplied of course):



fuselage can be rigged with EZ line or Modelkasten or whatever...

tank is suspended from rigging per the original:

 
fuselage can be covered with thin sheet styrene for strength:



compass & parts to build joystick provided; modeler can scratch or scrounge "bike" pump & mixture control...





--Bo





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Re: 1:32 Fokker D.III Available Again Someday, Maybe
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
Wow! Top class modelling Bo. While I love to see pics of such fantastic work, the challenge for me is to find satisfaction in my own more humble efforts