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Offline Bughunter

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Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:01:51 AM »
Keep posting please!
Ok ok ;D here is the next one: Fokker E.III as stripdown in 1/72
That is the second finished kit of the Eduard seires. The kit contains 3 PE sheets and a tiny plastic frame with low number of parts. For more robustness I replaced the etched main spars by brass profiles and soldered a new gear with brass wires instead of flat PE. As usual on by bench the paints are Gunze, Alclad and oils for the wood finishing.
After the rigging (also inside the wing with some additional compression struts) I wanted to add those anti-flutter bands you can see on the Fokker with removed fabric in London. I experimented a lot with different materials. At the end this was done by help of a third of flat dental floss 8) I was a hard work, to get it in without twist, but it looks great now.

Regarding this Eduard-Stripdown 1/72 show here: this is done for now!
Fokker Dr.I -> shown
Fokker E.III -> here
Piper L-4 -> doe, but to young for this forum
Sopwith Camel - some subassemblies done (damn hard to build), not yet ready
Fokker D.VIII - not yet started
Fieseler Storch - not yet started, and to young

Thanks for viewing - don't forget to click on the pics 8)
Frank

May be it is interesting, how those kits (from 1996!) look like to give a impression:









Now the finished model!

























The view from below ...


... and size comparison:



And at the end the details, the mentiond compression struts:


Soldering the fuselage:


The wings are done:


The trick with soldering is to have a good fixation of the parts, here doing the new gear:

Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

Offline Juan

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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 07:00:06 AM »
Another beautiful see thru beauty. 

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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 04:17:57 PM »
That's nothing but world class work! Truely incredible what you are doing. It's good to have you here at the forum, your work is a real enrichment.
Could you explain someday, what kind of hardware you use for soldering? Are you using certain makro soldering irons?
Hats off!
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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 04:55:29 PM »
Nothing special - its the cheapest 20W soldering iron from do-it-yourself store, because I really need a tip made from copper:


As flux I use colophony (you can buy a small block in music stores, because it is used for violins). It is solvable in alcohol for creating a "soldering varnish":


Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 05:54:02 PM »
 :o

I'm just imagining what it would look like if I made it  :P

Super Frank

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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 02:27:35 AM »
Thanks for the very interesting notes on how you tackle these awesome models. You have clearly got the techniques sorted out for this type of modelling - unfortunately I am like Guy - I would not try one of these because I know what a mess I would make of it.

Stephen.

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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 08:31:03 AM »
 Frank,
Absolutely AWESOME my friend. Many thanks for those wonderful tips.
Highest Regards,
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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 01:46:47 PM »
Really amazing to see this, great workmanship & excellent photography!

Steve

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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2017, 01:35:46 AM »
    Just when I thought I couldn't be even more awestruck and impressed along comes this, Frank! Your models are extraordinary and your impressive skills very apparent. To use Borsos' word, an "enrichment" to our Forum!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2017, 03:33:21 AM »
    Just when I thought I couldn't be even more awestruck and impressed along comes this, Frank! Your models are extraordinary and your impressive skills very apparent. To use Borsos' word, an "enrichment" to our Forum!
Cheers,
Lance
Exactly!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Fokker Eindecker E.III Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 11:29:07 PM »
    Just when I thought I couldn't be even more awestruck and impressed along comes this, Frank! Your models are extraordinary and your impressive skills very apparent. To use Borsos' word, an "enrichment" to our Forum!
Cheers,
Lance
Exactly!
Cheers,
Bud

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