Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby speedgraflex » Sat May 09, 2020 5:06 pm

Medicman71 wrote:Very cool! But rigging, no thanks! :whiteflag:


The way you handle delicate PE makes me certain you would handle rigging well. I just know you could do it, Mike. Also I bought my first WnW kits two years ago (Sopwith Camels featuring asymmetric rigging) with the assurance from WnW that every kit they designed could be built without rigging and still provide enjoyment. Additionally, a Dr.1 has very simple rigging. Basically rigging is divided into either bracing or control lines, and as far as I’m concerned some fly tying monofilament and CA ought to get the job done. So go build a biplane, lol! Cheers, mate.
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sat May 09, 2020 5:25 pm

Medicman71 wrote:Very cool! But rigging, no thanks! :whiteflag:



It’s really not all that hard to do. In fact, I did an experiment using sprues.

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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby speedgraflex » Sun May 17, 2020 6:12 pm

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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby LyleW » Sun May 17, 2020 6:56 pm

That is pretty cool!
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby speedgraflex » Sun May 17, 2020 7:08 pm

Lyle! Happy Sunday! Thank you for your comments, sincerely. Richard at Aviattic makes fantastic aftermarket decals for WWI aircraft. He also offers full kits, too. Most of his work is in 1/32 so I was ecstatic to find he made decals in 1/48 for the Revell Fokker Tripe which are adaptable to the Eduard kit I am building. I have been working on my paid gigs so my time with model building has been limited. I am hoping to start a buddy build with Carlos Kahn of WWI subjects after he completes his X-35.
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby LyleW » Sun May 17, 2020 7:15 pm

You have a lot of irons in the fire! You and Carlos? I don’t know about that. Sounds dangerous...
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby speedgraflex » Sun May 17, 2020 7:30 pm

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Eh, what could go wrong? (Where was the photographer standing to take this shot?)
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby LyleW » Mon May 18, 2020 6:19 am

Those are famous last words, “what could go wrong?”, or “hold my beer, watch this!”.....That is an interesting picture. An airship?
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby speedgraflex » Mon May 18, 2020 6:54 am

LyleW wrote:Those are famous last words, “what could go wrong?”, or “hold my beer, watch this!”.....That is an interesting picture. An airship?


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Yessir. Well spotted!
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Re: Eduard 1:48 Fokker Dr.1

Postby Stuart » Fri May 22, 2020 9:03 am

Love airships - so cool! Can you imagine travelling around the world in something like that - I can understand why steampunk is so popular.

Looking forward to seeing this build when it happens Bruce, such a good subject and those decals look wonderful.
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