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Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« on: May 27, 2017, 02:02:49 AM »
One year ago I finished a Fokker E.V in 1/48. Again a Eduard Profipack, with added Small Stuff rotary engine, fabric seatbelts, Gaspatch turnbuckles and Master Spandau 08/15.
The painting was done with Gunze, Alclad and oils. A friend helped here with information about the wing colors.
Small airplane from a great kit!

Have fun,
Frank






Note the fabric seatbelt:




















Pilots view:




The rotary looks real:


View from below:





Since the wooden air screws creates so much interest and I think this is my best AXIAL one, some pictures for that too.

This Fokker was used a "air screw template", because it shows 3 different kinds of wood

Source: wikimedia.org

So I used pear, boxwood and "black cherry". Unpainted front:


Back side:


Side view:


A very thin profile!


The next two shows the final air screw, the difference is just the angle and light:




Some other details.

Chemical black:


Oberursel:


Cockpit with real wooden floor:


And finally turned fuel caps:


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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 03:19:09 AM »
Mate, that's amazing what you have done here. Really great and one of the best 1/48 models I've ever seen.
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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 04:35:29 AM »
Another absolutely fantastic model. The propellor is a mini-masterpiece on its own - utterly convincing. Brilliant.

Stephen.

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 04:39:48 AM »
Very nice. The propeller is exquisite. I've tried laminated wood props but have never managed to get the two blades to look the same. I like your interpretation of the mult-colour streaking. I could never buy the notion of a two tone bottom of the wing.

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 05:28:30 AM »
Truly awesome, Frank!  Brilliant work all 'round!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2017, 07:22:26 AM »
Another absolutely fantastic model. The propellor is a mini-masterpiece on its own - utterly convincing. Brilliant.

Stephen.

My thoughts exactly

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2017, 07:49:45 AM »
  Another absolute gem! I'd like to learn more concerning your logic on the wing colours; I'm presently building a 1:32 Scale (Mikr Mir) E.V / D.VIII Kit and want to learn more about the subject as that stage gets closer. Your reasoning for one colour on the bottom surface makes a lot of sense!
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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 08:16:21 AM »
Yes - a totally brilliant build - very well done! Yes the wing color choice is a difficult one but I like this take on it.
-Patrick

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 08:30:01 AM »
Your feedback makes me speechless! Thank you very much!

I like your interpretation of the mult-colour streaking. I could never buy the notion of a two tone bottom of the wing.
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I'd like to learn more concerning your logic on the wing colours
At first thanks for asking, I was hoping not to torned to pieces due to that coloring ::)

I started with the usual green/brown on upper side, the freshly painted wing:


The oils were not yet dry and a friend comes around the corner with a different theory:
- there is the known Fokker parts list with wood stains: brown, green, violet and blue
 => the known upper side green/brown, below violet and blue
But does it really make sense? Unusual. And brown/green was not allowed due to likelihood of confusion with french aircrafts.
We know the e.g. Albatros schemes of that time with green/violett on upperside, blue below. Can be used here too.
The remaining question is: what about the brown wood stain from the parts list?
But who tells us, that the brown has to be on outside? I was told, that a wood stain improves the resistance against water, so it makes sense to use the brown inside of the wing. Fokker has trouble with condensed water in the wooden wings (which caused delamination and the stop of the D.VIII program due to crashes). So any additional protection is good.

I found that theory so consistent, that I removed the not-yet-dry green and brown oils immediately and started again with green and violet.

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 08:43:33 AM »
Mate, that's amazing what you have done here. Really great and one of the best 1/48 models I've ever seen.
Borsos

Have to agree with Borsos 100%.  Truly gorgeous all around.

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 06:26:53 PM »
Stunning Razor  :o
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2017, 07:15:51 AM »
Ditto to all the above ! Nicely Done !

Ed
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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 08:59:16 AM »
Excellent, especially the finish on the wing

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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 03:24:07 AM »
 Frank,
Stunning Razor my friend. Fantastic brass working too.
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Re: Fokker E.V, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 11:36:08 AM »
Excellent job and the propeller is a great work of art on its own.
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