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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2011, 10:06:57 AM »
I've finished the Karaya Spandaus, and replaced the propeller bosse with PE from PART...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2011, 12:04:09 PM »
I will lost my self with all of this small part :(

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2011, 12:34:03 PM »
Crazy!! :-crazy

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2011, 03:54:20 PM »
Yes, there are lot of tiny parts... And I'm so nervious... ;-)

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2011, 04:09:54 PM »
Should I go with Eduard Spandaus to enhance one of these, I wonder? :-think Now when I look at yours, Daniel, my fingers are kinda itchy :-jump

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2011, 05:07:53 PM »
Karaya Spandaus are a little bit longer than Eduard ones. Eduard ones with PE are excellent too; the advantage of Karaya is that the grid is pre-rolled...

Anyway, primer was airbrushed today...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2011, 02:15:33 AM »
Well, instead of installing cockpits and closing fuselages, this evening I've made myself two Spandaus ;) Happy winner of this set is not decided yet - I'll use it on the overall better looking plane.
At first there was a PE set (and I have two more in reserve :-jump) and third picture shows the progress.
For really small parts I made Pick'n'Place device of toothpick and blob of Blu-tack, and after few trial-by-errors got stretched sprue of the right diameter to serve as a template for rolling the grid. This sprue is put into the reserve bag, since by mistake I threw away one I made long time ago.
The barrel is also made from stretched sprue, while for muzzle I'm going to use a syringe needle.
After some two hours the result is evident, although there some parts that are going to be attached at the end, when I install the guns.
Tomorrow it's the fuselage assembling time :-wave

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2011, 06:19:37 AM »
 :-eek :-cool :-love :-clap :-ok

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2011, 06:57:26 AM »
I'm wondering how the life look like before photo etched parts?

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2011, 07:40:28 AM »
Excellent work, Profa! I see that we're using the same tool (toothpick + Blu Tack)...

Srecko, your question is a fundamental, existential one... ;-)

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2011, 09:23:42 AM »
I'm wondering how the life look like before photo etched parts?
errr... like this? ;) To be honest, Roden did much better job comparing to Eduard, not to mention Airfix :-dal

Excellent work, Profa! I see that we're using the same tool (toothpick + Blu Tack)...
Heh, another proof that great minds work in unison :))

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2011, 10:46:12 AM »
What difference! :-eek
You have done great job!So tiny parts,but very successful job! :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2011, 04:12:50 PM »
Today I have mounted cockpit floor, just to find that it 1mm is missing to get to fuselage walls :-/
Sheet styrene came to the rescue (pics 1-2), and 15 minutes later everything was set (pics 3-4). There's luckily no much difference between old and new "wooden planks" :)
After cockpits I've installed engines with exhausts and firewalls, corrected paint where needed, and these are last pictures before closing fuselages...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2011, 06:17:39 PM »
Excellent work!!!

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2011, 06:30:37 PM »
It is so nice.I love busy cockpit! :-clap :-clap :-clap
Now,we wait for instrument panel... :-flo