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

Post by Alex_W » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:08 am

Very nice indeed. I see you are an Indy Car collector as well. Me too.

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

Post by stewil » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:32 pm

Thank you for looking and your kind comments David, RT, LUW, and Alex,

Am back home to snowy Colorado now, hunkered down like most of us in this historic Covid 19 time, and was able to finish the D VII. Here are some pics of the finished model that I hope you all enjoy.

BTW - When I got home after a three month hiatus, I looked around and noticed anew at the wonderfully detailed models that I have been blessed with. Then as I finished the D.VII and held it in my hand was finally able to put my feelings about the these little creations into words. Models = Miracles in miniature = Holding History in ones hand.


The Fokker D.VII F, maybe the finest fighter aircraft in WWI that was in wide use.
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Genuine laminated wood propeller by Proper Plane in Kyiv, Ukraine
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Machine guns and open louvers, note leather pads at rear of the machine guns. Spandau MG's by Master-Model.
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Beautifully rendered fabric decals by Aviattic. Note the compass on the floor, right
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Aftermarket air speed indicator by GasPatch Models.
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Very fine detail and very fragile.
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In flight, white side, rear
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Black side, rear. Blk & White are Jasta 2 (squadron 2) colors ie, those of the famous 'Jasta Boelcke’ including the white nose.
The zig zag on white is the personal design of the pilot who was believed to be Lt Otto Loffler.
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Interesting camo colors which I always find surprising.
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Now flying and chasing Snoopy, note the inverted Red Baron’s Fokker Dr. 1 below and behind the Sopwith Camel.
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I hope you enjoyed the show. Now I'm off on my next adventure, repairing the crashed Siemens Schuckert D. III.
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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 Apr 13, 2020 6:06 pm

What a fantastic build, museum quality!

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