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Offline ondra

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 10:31:38 PM »
Well, I do have a soldering iron at my workbench (unfortunately in my other flat, so I can not check it right now) and I am afraid the tip is from a different material.

But this will not be a showstopper, copper tips should be commonly available from any DIY store.

Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2017, 11:25:15 PM »
The prop is Outstanding IMHO! Beautiful work Frank!
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2017, 03:47:12 AM »
Well, I do have a soldering iron at my workbench (unfortunately in my other flat, so I can not check it right now) and I am afraid the tip is from a different material.

Ondra

It is probably silver colour, making it a tinned copper tip

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2017, 04:46:17 AM »
Can't see the pics Frank  :-\

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2017, 07:30:33 PM »
yes all thread - inspiring! But the prop in 72 makes the workers dream:)
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2017, 04:54:52 AM »
Thank you all for the comments! :)
If one day my boss/company don't like me anymore, may be I start then a serial production and sell such air screws. But this is so much effort, I have some doubt, that the work pays off.


One more question on soldering: is there any specific reason why copper tip is crucial?
There are some "life soldering tip", but copper has the best heat transport and there is a better connection between solder and tip. May be the other are working too, but I tried it and was not comfortable to a slightly different behavior. Hard to explain :-\


Can't see the pics Frank  :-\
Guy, they are stored at Google, but I noticed sometimes a delayed loading. If the pictures are not there or only partly, try a reload of the page with the browser. Should work!

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Frank
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Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72, Update 3.8.2017 Engine and The End
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2017, 06:22:12 AM »
Oberursel Rotary

The final update! The Small Stuff engine, my first in that small scale.

Instead of 55 parts of the big 1/48 brother here we have "only" 28 parts. The manual fits on A6 instead of A4 format.



The cylinders are mounted. The valves and springs are casted with cylinders.



The back side:



The Oberursel was airbrushed with Alclad Dark Alu and Steel:



The intake pipes are also painted prior mounting, but here the sprue gates are visible! (in all 48 those are on the mounting areas!).



"Houston we have a problem" - the engine is scale. The outer dimension of the cowling too. But instead of thin metal plate we have here thick plastic. Lot of sanding (and forgot futher pictures :-\)



Spark plugs and intake pipes mounted.



There are no push rods in the kit, but I detected small holes. So I added some made from 0,1mm nickel silver. Also wiring to the spark plugs.



The final result after a light washing:



So, I'm done with this model. Such Small Stuff I found much harder to build compared to my favorite 1/48. After finished this stripdowns I will stick with 1/48, for sure!

The next pictures will go to the completed model section.

The End. Thanks for watching!

Cheers,
Frank

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Offline Juan

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2017, 08:33:16 AM »
No Frank, the thanks belongs to you.  Beautifully done Maestro.

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2017, 07:39:16 AM »
Here is the link to the completed model:
http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8758.0

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Frank
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Offline Gene K

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72, Update 30.7.2017 Wooden air screw
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2019, 08:50:09 PM »
Air screw

The wood veneer is sanded down, partly to 0,3mm. I used the layers pear-boxwood-pear-pear-boxwood-pear.

Beautiful, as all the others have commented. Do you have a suggested source for thin veneer?

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2019, 11:43:08 PM »
Thank you Gene!

I know only veneer between 0.5 .. 0.6mm or thicker.
One example of shops (there are a lof of them):
 https://www.furniere-templin.de/
The problem is often, that those pieces are huge. In ebay you can find sometime smaller pieces.

I cut this standard thickness in stripes and sand it down.

For some wood I do not know veneer sources, so I cut my own on a Proxxon KS230, but that have to be sanded after that too, regardless of thickness.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2019, 11:55:44 PM »
Gene,
     Frank and I have chatted in the past regarding the sourcing of good quality veneers. He sources his supplies in Europe which is convenient given his location however I was looking for a source closer to home. Another member here provided this source in the USA and I am very pleased with their products;

https://www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com/

   I thin it down just a bit and it's great for the job. Excellent service and reasonably priced. I use their thinnest pear and Alaskan Cedar and am very pleased with the results. Check out their supply, I think you'll like it!
  Hope this is helpful and I expect Frank will provide other options as well.
Cheers,
Lance


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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2019, 12:02:34 AM »
Frank,
    My apologies, I sort of "stepped on your reply" to Gene but I think he's got a few options to pursue between us. Next time I'll read the newer reply first! :-[
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2019, 12:15:12 AM »
Lance, no problem!
The shop you mentioned is great, because it offers more thick veneer (the thinnest is 0.63mm), so the WNW fans have a good source.
In Europe I have not found sources for Boxwood and Alaskan Cedar, both offered there :(

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
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