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Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:06:37 AM »
After showing many of my 148 models ...
You mention some stripped down models in 1/72 that you've soldered - that sounds truly daunting.
So especially for Nigel here are my first 1/72 soldered stripdown: Fokker Dr.I
It was made from Eduards later re-edition kit containg some resin parts, e.g. the rotary engine. A complete Eduard Dr.I plastic kit is included but only some parts are needed. So the kit is really complete and can be done oob.
The panting was done with Gunze, Alclad and oils for the wood representation.

I want to build all six of this stripdowns (3 are done), but otherwise I like to stick at the 1/48 and stay away from smaller scales.

Cheers,
Frank

May be someone know this book?




















View from below:


And the usual size comparison with a 1-Euro-Cent:



Some details: It is damn small!


A aileron:


The soldered components are painted and mounted to a fragil triplane with superglue:


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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 06:19:54 AM »
A truly amazing little model Frank, to work in such a small scale and create all the fine detail is incredible, as I have said in one of your other topics, your soldering skills are excellent, very well done.

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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 06:31:55 AM »
Extraordinary work, Frank. Thanks for sharing this gem with us.

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 07:08:54 AM »
Wow...... (nothing else needs be said)

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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 09:11:12 AM »
 :o Pure modeling magic!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 11:58:37 AM »
Fantastic! I always love seeing what level of detail can be pushed into the smaller scales!

Steve

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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 06:46:02 PM »
That really is extraordinary Frank,

I'd love to come round and look at your collection!

Keep posting please!

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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 07:02:24 PM »
Fantastic.
Regards, Ken

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Re: Fokker Dr.I Stripdown, Eduard 1:72
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 11:35:07 PM »
Another OUTSATNDING build Frank!
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