1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

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1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by stewil » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:55 pm

WNW Fokker D.VII F (Fok), the F meaning using the superior BMW engine vs the ubiquitous Mercedes.
Was working hard on it but will not be able to finish until April due to travel. "Close but no Cigar" is where I'm at in regards to finishing.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Cockpit details which won't bee seen once built and neither will the engine's, (but I know they are there).
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I like how the "leather" seat turned out.
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Little BMW roundels on engine are a nice touch
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White paper shield to protect from the white paint needed for the Aviattic decals adherence, the decals are quite wonderful by the way.
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Fuselage done now.
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How about that under pink. Any one know why used and how effective these colors (esp. the pink) were?
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Top and bottom camo contrast
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P/E radiator and white cowl paint where I scratched the edge with a #11 Xacto blade for a guide and hand painted it.
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White pieces
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The decals linen fabric look. Now tha'ts detailing.
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Rusty exhaust
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Machine guns
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The top engine shroud had to be shaved (grey unpainted portion) to get it to properly fit
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Unfinished and this is a s far as I got, should be packing and loading the car right now.
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The blk/white contrasting tail is rather cool IMHO.
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PS The louvers are open, a nice touch by WNW
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PPS Sadly, Udet's LO (1918 Siemens Schuckert D.III) fell out of my sky. Plan repair in April.
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: 1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by Tom » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:56 am

Wow, fantastic build with lots of detail!

Crashed plane looks quite repairable.

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Re: 1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by stewil » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:10 pm

Thanks for looking Tom, and the crashed 1918 Siemens Schuckert D.III should be easily repairable once I get home in April.
Can finish the D. VII then too. :D
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Re: 1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by David MG » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:13 am

Stev, I didn't realise that you didn't have many emails proclaiming your magnificent work. Bravo!
I'd collect German WWI fighters if had the space. They were so colourful. Even in WWII the German planes were so much more colourful than the allies until the USA entered.
Cheers,
David
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Re: 1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by Featherless_Biped » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:18 am

Very impressive, Steve. 8-) It's a sign of a true aficionado when such care is given to details that won't be visible in the finished model. :)

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Re: 1918 Fokker D. VII F (Fok), 1/32 scale, by Wingnut Wings

Post by LUW » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:21 am

Wowzers! Impressive to say the least! Respect!
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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You know why Italians speak with their hands? Because they have to work a lot on their engines.

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