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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2011, 06:44:29 PM »
Now,we wait for instrument panel...
Already done: http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/forum/makete-aviona-aircraft-modeling/fokker-d-vii-group-build/msg22162/#msg22162 ;)
Fuselages are glued and waiting to dry, afterwards goes mount of upper deck and radiator, and then to see what to do with the wings... :-think

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2011, 06:47:29 PM »
Fantastic work!!!

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2011, 07:13:34 PM »
@Profa
I thought it had not yet mounted in the cockpit. ;)
When will you set up it in cockpit? :-think

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2011, 12:47:34 AM »
So, coming back from No.1's coffee and putting kids to bed, I faced the both fuselages dry and ready for sanding and, on the other hand, both radiators in bad need of trimming and thinning to get appropriately into place :-/
First the Berthold's plane: 1st pic shows everything prepared for work, and 2nd shows the meaning I used to fix the radiator to the fuselage. At that time I checked the fuselage-to-wings joint, and 3rd pic shows the obvious - wing has to be cut in half, and then the resulting hole shall require filling... :-wall
Rest of the pics shows that after the first round of sanding everything looks nice, although putty shall be required... Radiator now looks OK, that part is finished... :-obey

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2011, 12:55:32 AM »
In parallel I was working on Degelow's plane, so sequence of pictures is pretty much the same, as well as results of my work... No need for explanation here, read previous post ;)
Luckily, plastic is soft and very easy to work with, requires just light wet sanding with 800grit paper...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2011, 06:15:58 AM »
Knowing your work rhythm, this going fast ;)

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2011, 08:15:24 AM »
Excellent progression indeed! Hope that the fitting problems will not ask too work...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2011, 03:17:39 PM »
Beautiful work. The engine.....  :-love (can you tell I'm a powerplant mechanic?)

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2011, 08:37:53 PM »
Good job Profa! :-clap

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2011, 03:22:16 PM »
Tamiya XF-59 as wood base...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2011, 06:32:28 PM »
 :-ok

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2011, 03:07:12 PM »
Wood finished (for the method, see my topic on the Dr.I) except for the propeller...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2011, 03:38:46 PM »
For the propeller, depends on the make - some were left laminated, while other received uniform coat of dark brown...

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2011, 04:10:19 PM »
Some filling with Mr. Surfacer 500 (thinned with nitro solvent) and sanding later, almost everything is smooth...
To check the smoothness of the surface I used MM aluminium metalizer which dried into dust - gives pretty nice reflection and is not as adhesive as paint...
I also noticed that MG posts have to be filed so the guns won't stand too high above fuselage. This is Berthold's plane

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Re: Fokker D.VII Group build
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2011, 04:11:33 PM »
...and Degelow's: