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Offline Bughunter

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Fokker D.VIII Stripdown, Eduard 1/72
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:07:59 PM »
Fokker D.VIII Stripdown

May be someone remember my soldered Eduard stripdown 1/72 models, which I showed in Completed Models.
Since that series of models is not yet completed and I want to solder something after the finished Pfalz Triplane project, I started a new project.


A 20 years old kit, still sealed. That's a rare collector's item and should not be opened!



No!



The content: a plastic sprue of a Fokker in 1/72.



A lot of PE, frame 1:



Frame 2 with the wing:



Resin and a foil:



Let's go! A folding tool is also helpful to straighten up the ribs:



The spar are folded back to back and soldered. They have to be inserted segment by segment. I started to solder already, after the spar was misaligned! :'(  :o This makes some unsolding necessary, so during swaering I forgot to take some pictures ...



Th efolding tool was also used for the ailerons:



So it is easier to add the tiny spar:



And so fix it immediately before it could get lost!



The finished aileron are soldered to the wing:



Some small parts will be used later for the struts:



After cleaning the wing is now prepared to be painted in wooden colors. It is surprisingly robust now!



Hope you will like this project too, even it will not use so much plastic ;)

Cheers,
Frank
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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

Cheers,
Frank
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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 »

Wing painting

Now the first color for this razor. The best is, that I build a razor, but there are no discussion about the wing colors ;D

The parts were primed with Gunze Mr. Metal Primer and painted in "Wood Base".



Also other "wooden" parts:



Oil is doing the rest. I used Raw Sienna.



A temporary mounting was needed:.



The wheels need special attention:



I used a bending tool, which was part of Eduards reedition of the Dr.I Stripdown kit.



The jackets are formed on a drill shaft and soldered on the lower side. The barrel was made from 0,4mm Nickel-Silver, with a small 0,6mm piece for the front.



The fuselage is folded and soldered, after that I added the elevator and finally the rudder.



Again as Macro:



From below the skid was mounted:



Two truts secured the elevator:



Finally some parts which go inside.



I forgot the seat holder, but then the frame can be painted.

Cheer,
Frank
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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?
Cheers,
Lance

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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:



Cheers,
Frank
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So I create downscaled originals.

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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!
Cheers,
Lance

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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.