Friday, 9 March 2012

Revell Fokker Dr 1 (Nr 2)

It´s been a while since I got stuck into one of these but another pause from bod painting was called for.
This one is Revell´s 1984 tooling  of the little Fokker which I´ve built OOB...well I would have, but it came in a plastic tagbag..so it´s OOPTB
The colours I made up from a couple of designs I Found on the web, one of the best recources is Will´s Blog WWI Aviation Illustration
Being a kit from 1984 the transfers have yellowed with age!!!
The differences between this kit and the new tooling ? The wingskids are molded onto the wings, the engine couling has virtually no detail, the  step into the cockpit is missing as is the cockpit control panel. The main difference is the wingstrutts. On the new tooling they are in one piece..you shove the a bar through the middle wing and then add the top and bottom wings. With the 1984 tooling  they are in 4 pieces..which makes putting the wings on a bit like balancing jelly on a greased football.

During the "letting glue dry" breaks a bit more progress was made to the Pirate Cutter. 
Great stuff breakfast cereal cardboard :-D

23 comments:

  1. Wow, it has been a while since the last time I've seen some or your planes. Great stuff, terrible name though with my accent!

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  2. Hello Paul, nice scratch of the pirate ship. Do you use some kind of plan for the ship?
    Can´t wait to see, how you will do the wooden planking of the rest of the ship. I don´t know the exact ship builder´s terminolgy.

    V.

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  3. Striking pattern on that Fokker. I love WW1 aircraft - so much character. Best, Dean

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  4. The TRI-Plane is very nice. Plus the scratch-project is coming along in a Jolly Rodger kind-of way!

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  5. One of my partners, in my local club, is playing with 1/72 WW I plane models. The name of the rules, are, canvas eagles, I think.

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  6. I really like the striped pattern on the plane, and I'm excited t see hoe the ship turns out. Like Alois I'm curious as to whether you are trying to build a particular type of ship to scale or just inventing proportions that look pleasing to you? Either way it's looking good.

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    1. I´m not using a plan..I found a nice shaped looking Cutter on the web and copied the basic hull shape by eye, it took four attempts to make a pattern and two attempts (and a lot of cursing) to get it transferred to 3D half. The rest, masts and rigging etc, I will take bits and pieces from other boats and experiment as I go along...I´ve never built a boat before :-/ I´ll try as much as possible to take pics of each stage so a general idea can be had,and add them to the posts (I don´t really like to put up WIP´s) unless it´s on a forum where it can be discussed etc. When the thing is complete I might put up the whole lot in a post of it´s own..I´ve kept the "plan" for the hull shape so I could, if anyone want´s put it up and it can be copied.
      Cheers
      paul
      The materials so far...insulating foam..coffee stirers and some card board from a cereal packet.

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  7. Excellent work, a great plane!

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  8. I would love to have a go at a plane but I think the great and good Mrs Awdry might have a few things to say about it! That said I seriously impressed by the Pirate cutter! Great work on both Paul.

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  9. Wonderful work there Paul.

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  10. Excellent work and what was missing from our recent WW1 game....

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  11. It is a pleasing paint scheme. I am chuckling because I can pick out the sources you used to put it together. It does look good next to Dr.I flown by Lothar von Richthofen.

    I remember this retooling well. The details are aa bit soft and lacking, however we preferred it for use in games. There was less to fall off the model when in play.

    Did you have any problems with the old decals? I usually went with 3rd party sheets and sold/traded the old sheets to someone who collected them for their age and not for use on a kit.

    The ship project is shaping up nicely Paul.

    Cheers

    Will

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  12. We always loved Blue Max which is the first incarnation of Canvas Eagle. The rules were transparent enough you could run open ended games at conventions with a large number planes and staggered arrival on the scene. 1/72 was our choice of scale too.

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  13. Paul this is Fokkering good! The scheme really feels right. The boat is coming along nicely as well.

    I have been seeing alot of scatchbuilt boats lately on the blogs...Maybe its time to try myself.

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  14. That's a beauty, Paul. I've also played many games of Blue Max.
    Looking forward to further progress on the cutter.

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  15. Great looking model and perfect colour scheme. Also keep us posted on the progress of your pirate ship, being meaning to try my hand at one of those for ages

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  16. Great looking model and perfect colour scheme. Also keep us posted on the progress of your pirate ship, being meaning to try my hand at one of those for ages

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  17. Very nice paul.

    that is a fokking awsome fokker you fokking have there.

    I may have overused the pun.

    I imagine it is similar to the sound british pilots made when they saw one of these.

    co-pilot "sir red baron on our tail"
    pilot "oh Fokker"

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  18. Before the yellow transfers, I hope you let the paint DRI!!

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  19. Excellent work Paul!

    The ship looks good so far (I cheated here, I've seen your newer post :-D)!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  20. They look really, really smart. I love the black and white theme - very dramatic. Wonderful stuff!

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