Saturday, 8 February 2014

1/72 Fokker E.III Eindecker

In Turkish service, Mesopotamia:
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Boxart Fokker E.III 04188 Revell

It must be close on 50 years since I last did one of these kits; my how time flies!

With that, the Ottoman WW1 project is fully complete.  Now it’s the ‘long, long road a-winding’ for the ANZAC opposition.

11 comments:

  1. Nice paintjob! I have 2 of these awaiting painting but can't choose a colour-scheme. I get my inspiration mainly from this site: http://wwiaviation.blogspot.nl/

    Anyhow: fab job keep 'em coming!

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  2. Thanks Sander. This one is straight from Google, based on an actual aircraft which was flown in theatre by a Lt. Buddecke of the German air force.

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  3. Really nice model and painting!

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  4. Thanks guys, I could get into doing machines, certainly a change from the usual.

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  5. Nice work.. hwo was the kit tio assemble? I'm tempted...
    R

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  6. Cheers Robin. It's pretty straightforward. The undercarriage is fiddly but patience and dry runs get it done. Fitting the engine cowling can leave a gap so you may have to do a bit of carving to get a good fit. The under-wings are marked for rigging holes which makes it easier to rig. Because all the wires go to one place on the top, can be tricky to get this point to look tidy. I used 0.18 mm diameter fishing line as the material readily takes super-glue. Patience is definitely the best approach, I rushed it a bit so gave myself some problems. The finished plane wouldn't pass muster as a 'model' Focker but does me fine as a wargame element.

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  7. Nice looking plane, my favourite period for the planes...very nice job!

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  8. Thanks Phil, I've got an RE8 to get around to sometime, bit more of a challenge I think.

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  9. Don't let it be another 50 years; it looks great!
    Time flies, very droll...! :)

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  10. James, glad you liked it. I don't intend coming back from the dead to do one, well not an aero kit anyway ;)

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