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1/72 Fokker E.V from Arma Hobby
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC
I'm bingeing on Arma Hobby kits now! This one wasn't even on my wish list, it just happend to sneak along when I ordered the Hurricane before Christmas... When it got here, I realised that this was another little gem so let's get going!


Once again some very attractive box art, I'll actually do this one even if there are three others to choose from. Love those Polish chessboards...


An interesting adventure for Mr. Dislikeallkindsofdecals... I've never done lozenge before !


And the plastic. Once again kept to one densely packed sprue!



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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC
Magnus,

This looks like a promising little model. And little I bet it is!

I'll be watching and waiting for your story about how well it goes together.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC


What the Fokk..! Already the next build, really?

Nice little cutie with a beautiful tiny PE fret - O.K. Mr. Dislikeallkindsofdecals, let's see what you can dig out of that Cameo-Plotter with that Camo-Pattern...

I'm aboard, Th mas
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 07:57 AM UTC
Frederick! Yes, it's a fairly "compact" aircraft but since I venture into 144-scale every now and then, this isn't the smallest I've built !

Thomas! I'll have to bite the bullet and use the decals! I'm actually kind of looking forward to it since I haven't tried anything like it before!


Parts on sticks... Doing most of the photo etch detail work at this stage.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC
Well, I'm on board
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 10:30 PM UTC
Friends! It has been a quiet week, mostly preparing parts for primer and also doing lots of rather fiddly photo etch.


The etched cooling jackets certainly improves the plastic machine guns, it won't fit around the original plastic jacket though. The machine gun has to be carefully cut into pieces, put the tiny pipe part away for later use, cut a piece of round stock (I used 1 mm since that was what I had, slightly larger would have been better) and glue your pre-formed etched jacket around it. Then glue it all together again...

I pre-formed the jacket by rolling a drill over it with a piece of eraser as an anvil, many things can be carefully shaped this way!



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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
Magnus,
what a nice bird. I am fascinated by Your different use of erasers in your modeling blogs . My chair is ready to watch this new build!

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 09:03 PM UTC
Oliver! The erasers have lots of things going for them, not least their price !


The real wing was made of plywood with coarsely brush painted camouflage in happy colours, I wanted a birch-like colour as a base and ended up with a mix of MRP Mid Stone with a drop or two of yellow, I used this one for the interior as well where most of it will be covered by lozenge decals (yes, there are decals for the interior of the fuselage!). The prop was base coated with MRP Dark Earth with a drop of red in it.


Armament, engine and cowling primed using Gunze Tire Black, a favourite "off-black" colour.



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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
Dipping my toes into the decal sewer...


Could have been worse, I actually almost enjoyed it ! And very considerate of Arma to start with lozenge on the inside of the fuselage halves so that I can do the transition to covering the whole fuselage gradually!



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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Further work on the wings!

Since the aircraft changed ownership, there were still traces of the former owner's markings below the new Polish ones. I've prepared for this by painting on the German crosses using my own masks


Masking...

...painted white...

...we start over...

...with new masks...

...and paint it black...


...not bad!

Let's see if I get around to do some camo painting tonight!



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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
very nice Magnus!

That masking looks very precise!
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:20 AM UTC
Magnus,

Great thread. She's looking beautiful. How was the decal sewer??

The guns and engine and cockpit detail are amazing. For a moment I thought I was looking at 1/48!

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 11:05 PM UTC
Russell! Thanks !

Frederick! I might get used to them ! And there is lots more to be handled before seeing the end of this! I'll put in some detail work on the tiny parts later on today, stay tuned.

Using Vallejo acrylics and a sorry old paintbrush that has been suffering a lot under drybrushing, I bit the bullet and did the rough brush painting on the wing. It came out better than I anticipated.





I'll let this harden for a day or two, I'll carefully polish out the brush roughness and then I'll give it a coat of gloss in preparation for the decals.



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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 08:18 PM UTC

Pretty fine job on the fiddling parts as well as on the pre- painting and additional masking.
The shade of the base color works nice under the coats. Even more under the interior decals .

Looking foreward to the wing`s outcome and to your upcoming progress, Th mas
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
Thomas! Thanks! This is another fun build and I enjoy the fact that it is a bit different from what I usually do.


Soon ready to button up the fuselage! The etch parts to the left is my main worry for the time being, they are spokes for the wheels...



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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:47 PM UTC
Those wheels look like fun Magnus!
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 09:32 PM UTC
Russell! I managed to avoid the wheels a little further, concentrating instead on finishing the fuselage!









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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 06:50 AM UTC
Lozenge! I did the tailplanes as a warm-up with good results, starting to build confidence for the fuselage later!


I've applied several doses of Micro Sol on the chess boards, I'll cut through them with a scalpel tonight to fix the last part that hasn't sunk into the aileron line.


My wife thought the tail was a butterfly !



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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:07 PM UTC
That's no butterfly!

Can I ask Magnus, what's the intention with the painting strategy on the top of the wings?