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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #225 on: June 29, 2011, 06:44:01 AM »
Nice work, Profa!

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #226 on: June 29, 2011, 07:01:48 PM »
Today I've prepared the 4 colours lozenges and blue ribs from Doug Baumann (made .pdf with long bands of lozenges and one with the ribs). Then I tried to print the lozenges on clear decal sheet paper - a disaster! Maybe my printer is too old (HP930); maybe the decal sheet paper I received from a friend is too old or not for inkjet printers...
So OK, my D.VII is actually placed in reserve; next month I will buy laser decal sheets...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #227 on: June 30, 2011, 12:53:49 PM »
Last minute works on "white stag" comprised of attachment of rest of strings, then the landing gear assembly. Here I remembered that I might add shock absorbers of simple thread - this should be done before the landing gear wing was attached to the rest :-think, this way I made complicated operation out of it :-wall (seen on pic)...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #228 on: June 30, 2011, 12:56:32 PM »
Small details were left for the end - lifting handles made of wire, PE leg support (Part gives two pieces, only port side is needed), a little touch-up of paint where needed...

...and here it is, finished! :-jump :-love

Comments welcome! :-wave

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #229 on: June 30, 2011, 01:32:11 PM »
 :-ok :-ok :-ok :-flo :-flo :-flo :-clap :-clap :-clap

You deserve bottle of alcohol called rakija for this marvelous job  :-tri

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #230 on: June 30, 2011, 02:16:41 PM »
What to say?? :-think
Beautiful work indeed!!! :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #231 on: June 30, 2011, 03:30:56 PM »
Absolutely beautiful, Profa. I'm learning much from you folks about these early machines and the final product is inspiring.

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #232 on: June 30, 2011, 07:02:31 PM »
Well done, Profa!

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #233 on: July 02, 2011, 01:21:40 AM »
After two days' break, I continued this evening with "winged sword": first pic shows it after 3 layers of blue, where everything seems just right. Next was paint of first red layer... oh, this would require more than 3 to properly cover the surface :-think
While at it, I separated from the sprue all the struts. As mentioned earlier, one interplane strut was already broken, so I had to be extremely careful cleaning the others. 45 minutes later, all are flesh-free and ready for paint... The mentioned strut broke at another point, so it was 3-piece affair :-wall

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #234 on: July 02, 2011, 01:25:10 AM »
Crash is normal thing with small parts but also depend from manufacturer plastic

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #235 on: July 02, 2011, 01:34:11 AM »
Nice work :)

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #236 on: July 02, 2011, 01:51:45 AM »
I like those paints... :-flo

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #237 on: July 02, 2011, 06:45:12 AM »
Splendid. Had similar problems of fragile little parts with 1/72 Roden kits...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #238 on: July 04, 2011, 02:43:09 PM »
Waiting for red to dry and glue to set (I broke N-strut...yet again :-wall :-wall), I tried to take some detail pictures of finished "white stag" - guns, undercarriage and tail cables. Hope you like it...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #239 on: July 04, 2011, 02:53:38 PM »
Work on this subject is everything but easy and you have complete this in very descent way :-ok