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Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:07:59 PM »
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 10:04:41 PM »
Oh my god! He's doing it again...   And I'll be watching... 8)
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 11:15:54 PM »
Incredible work Frank! Like Andreas I will be watching your progress!
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 11:25:49 PM »
Great start Frank, looking forward to your artistry on this one.

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 12:10:19 AM »
I'm excited to watch this one! I've seen them fully assembled, but never in process! Best of luck, and you're off to a great start!

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 12:22:56 AM »
WOW.

 I received the FOkker E.III Strip DOwn kit a while back for next to nothing on Ebay and it seems more intimidating than a WnW!!!!

Great work!

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 12:42:17 AM »
Thank you all!

I received the FOkker E.III Strip DOwn kit a while back for next to nothing on Ebay and it seems more intimidating than a WnW!!!!
Then you should not miss my other thread ;)
http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8567.0

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Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72, Update 24.7.2017 Wing coloring
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 03:52:00 AM »
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 07:20:42 AM »
    "The best is, that I build a razor, but there are no discussion about the wing colors ;D"

Good one Frank, but are you going to stain the inside wing components the dark brown talked about in our discussion about wing colours?? ;) ???
Great work so far,what type of soldering iron have you used on this little gem?
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 07:42:53 AM »
Superb workmanship on this build and in a small scale, your soldering skills are amazing especially on such tiny parts, very well done Frank.

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 10:24:48 AM »
Your skill astounds me with these small parts! I feel that for every kit I do, I ruin at least one PE part. You can get them into whatever shape you want!

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 12:26:01 AM »
The construction/soldering continue to be impressive! Lovely wood tones on the triangular side panels and wing ribs!
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 03:50:39 AM »
Thank you for your comments!

Good one Frank, but are you going to stain the inside wing components the dark brown talked about in our discussion about wing colours?? ;) ???
Oh Lance, I guess this would be added in a later state, since my model show a earlier phase of setup  ;)


Great work so far,what type of soldering iron have you used on this little gem?
This question I have to answer always, so I have pictures to answer :D

The iron is a cheap 20W, important for me is a real copper-tip.



Very important is also the flux, which is made from colophony (you can get it in music shop for violin) dissolved in alcohol:



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Frank

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 04:43:13 AM »
Frank,
   Thanks for the quick answers to my questions. I was able to find a cheap soldering iron to try the technique, in this case a 25W was the smallest I could find. I'm looking forward to trying it on a few strut assemblies using brass rod and tube material.
   I knew you'd follow through on the brown interior stain, the question was an attempt to test your sense of humour, or as we say in English, "pull your leg"  :) ;)
   Your work is amazing and your art with soldering has finally inspired me to add that capability to my efforts, if only for small modifications or replacements. Great posts, keep them coming!
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 04:54:32 AM »
This is a lesson in master-craftsmanship. Never mind the lack of plastic - modelling can be done using any amount of different materials. I too realy admire your soldering skills - just amazing that your joints are so clean and neat with very little or no excess solder anywhere.

Stephen.