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WnW Fokker D.V Manfred von Richtofen
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
Well, we'll see if I bit off more than I can chew with this one, started on WnW's Fokker D.V...

A little bit intimidated by the rigging I'll have to do, but here goes! Decided to start on the engine first, decided to add a bit of detail, made valve springs out of fine copper wire.

Then spark plugs and wires, didn't have the gumption to do the wires to the magnetos though...


Painted up:


Starting on the fuselage interior and cockpit now.
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 01:41 AM UTC
Small point....

the picture of Von R... shows an Alb.D-5. The Fokker D-5 was a bi-plane with a rotary engine.

THAT SAID...

What beautiful work you did on the engine! I am an engineman myself. really like what you did with the Mercedes. the valve springs stand out. Nice Job.

Captn Tommy
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC
Thanks Tom! I learned something new, always good! Anyway, started on the interior wood grain and cockpit bits. laid down a layer of dark yellow cut with white, then dragged some burnt umber oil across it with a coarse brush for the grain then topped it off with a coat of Tamiya Clear Yellow, pretty happy with how it turned out. WNW assembly tolerances are crazy close, a lot of stuff just snaps into place, so I masked off all the assembly jopints with liquid mask before painting.



Lots of ejection pin marks but they won't really be visible once everything is buttoned up so I didn't bother filling them. Also went and bought some RB Productions harness to replace the kit harness which is very stiff even after anealling so kind of stuck until those get in. Guess I'll practise my laminated props in the meantime!
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:33 AM UTC
Some more progress on the cockpit. Ended up using the kit harness with some modifications, the horizontal chest strap is way too narrow so I cut it out and replaced with some metal foil. The kit instrument decals are amazing, they fit perfectly into the recesses, in fact everything fits together beautifully. The hardest part was rigging the control cables from the stick and rudder pedals, I am using spider line for these. Almost ready to close up the fuselage.





ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 03:57 AM UTC
A little bit of progress, closed up the fuselage and am working on the wood grain for the bare plywood section, a bit more and I can spray the clear yellow:


Also tackled the spandaus:


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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC
Tremendous wood-grain effects. Keep up the great work!
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 01:19 PM UTC
Hi Colin , lovely work so far on your Albbie




Terri
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC
Very Nice work!
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC
Thanks all!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC
Sir are you going to us the camo wings or the red wings.
Just curious...

I prefer the red wings... who says he couldn't have flown some patrols between painting sessions. Or photograph sessions.

Captn Tommy
ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 04:14 PM UTC
I was planning on doing the camo wings, red nose, green tail.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
slowly moving forward on this, got the fuselage colours on, generally happy with how it turned out except for the fact that the sating coat is too shiny to my taste so I will probably hit it with some matte.



some detail painting to do then on to the wings.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC
Shot a matte coat on, looks much better:
cloggerdemps
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 09:35 PM UTC
Love your work. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
have to laugh at the Italian looking fuselage.

the interior is fantastic!

I like the frames being a different shade of "vanish" as if from a different vendor to Albatros. even in this world a different vender can supply a zinc chromate primed part that is a different (darker/lighter) hue. this stands out on an unpainted primed aluminum bird.

outstanding

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 03:30 PM UTC
In the words of one Bart Simpson: "Superb!"
ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words! Work and life are conspiring to keep me away ftom the bench right now but hopefully with the Christmas break coming I can make some progress!