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Fokker Spinne Type III
SgtRam
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC
Some images of an impressive scratch built from Nick Kosmadakis of a Fokker Spin.

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Thanks!
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Hi there

Wow! I think "impressive" is something of an understatement - that is pretty stunning! The rigging alone is an inspiration. Wonderful work Nick!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 03:58 AM UTC
WOOUAHHHH!!!

So beautiful!

Your wheels are amazing, the wings too, the rigging too, ... everything is beautiful.

Regards.

Heatnzl
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 08:57 AM UTC
Wow!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC
Thanks guys! Your comments are very much appreciated. This was my first fully scratch built model and my first airplane. Learned a lot, most of all how to be patient...
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 07:27 PM UTC
That is some splendid work there, Nikos! It looks like some sort of malevolent insect... wonderful!
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
That is incredible work Nick. I wouldn't know where to begin taking on something like that. I'm in awe.
bill_c
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
The only person crazier than the scratchbuilder is the fool who agreed to fly the damn thing! All kidding aside, amazing work.
nikosmadakis
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 03:45 PM UTC
Thank you guys!. If you check out the WIP photos, it wasn't that hard, just a lot of trial and error
BorgR3mc0
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC
Great work, lovely model!

One nitpick: “spinne” is German and Anthony Fokker was Dutch, so the aircraft was call “Spin”.
nikosmadakis
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:01 PM UTC
Thank you for clearing that up! I saw it written both ways and didn't know why.
Rob_Owens
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
This model belongs in a museum, so non-modelers can appreciate the quality!!!
nikosmadakis
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 06:17 PM UTC
Thank you Rob!