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Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
10/09/2020 09:39:45


10/09/2020 09:22:31

Hi Chris. Sorry I missed a few posts... very busy at work. The trailing edge pieces are actually triangular stock... that coincidentally are exactly the right size, from local model shop... think they might be used as gutters for wooden dolls houses.

The metal wing strut joiners are made exactly as you described... I made a pocket between a sandwich of thin ply plates for them to slide into after covering... will send couple of photos.


01/09/2020 12:22:01


I made a template Curved edge from wood... wrapped fine grade sand paper to it... made it really easy and consistent curve.

31/08/2020 19:53:45

It had been in the attic since I sneaked it home from the Nats at Barkston about 6 years ago! 😎

31/08/2020 19:52:51

Wow, you’re not hanging about! I had the same pleasant surprise with the wood for my Topflite GS P47... opened the box and it was as though it was packed yesterday!

31/08/2020 19:52:24

Wow, you’re not hanging about! I had the same pleasant surprise with the wood for my Topflite GS P47... opened the box and it was as though it was packed yesterday!

31/08/2020 13:11:34

It should come up in your ‘album’ if you’ve created one Chris.

29/08/2020 11:55:03

Hi Chris,

Yes Im still here and yes i got your PM but didn't find it straight away. My ineptitude. Sorry. Will get straight back to you.


23/08/2020 10:51:48

Hi guys. So pleased my thread is still running. My Model is still not quite complete. Pressures of work, moving home and multiple other projects (all the usual excuses) have got in the way. Just fished the scale saw tooth leading edge sheeting.
min some ways ... if you don’t have the plastic engine cheek mouldings you are free to make whichever ‘Louvre pattern’ you wish. Looking at my ‘wing nut wings’ plastic model instructions, the louvred vary greatly depending on which engine was used.

Thread: Bespoke water slide decals
14/12/2019 20:19:26

Thanks Guys..... there is clearly a wealth of information and techniques available. Thank you for sharing.... I will certainly explore the whole lozenge camouflage pattern as a pair on decal after seeing the cost of commercially available lozenge fabric. 🤣

mans with a small test piece first I can just experiment.... here goes!
Thanks again to all the tips...

12/12/2019 21:41:42

Worth buying a laser printer just to achieve that result!

12/12/2019 21:40:46


amazing scheme. And so much cheaper than Arizona Models fabric (about £150 for just the wings). Could you tell me more about that technique. You have clearly covered the model in a base layer first.... plain tissue or fabric? And then applied the printed lozenge to tissue???

12/12/2019 18:38:04

Oops.... I didn’t post the explanation. The dragon on the side of the Picture above is what I’m looking to replicate.

12/12/2019 18:15:25


12/12/2019 14:20:14

Hi guys,

Does anyone have any experience of making bespoke water slide decals using special inkjet paper.... looking to make some fairly complex motifs for my Flair Fokker DVII.

Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
12/12/2019 14:15:10

Does anyone have any experience of making bespoke water slide decals with special inkjet printer paper?????

06/12/2019 21:30:40

Yep. Saw that photo before.... really brilliant scale effect. Just the addition of the green tape as the belt for the ammo makes a massive difference.

Thread: Graupner
06/12/2019 18:41:07

That’s a shame! I have their F4U Corsair (complete kit with retracts) sat waiting to be built or sold on... I already have 2 Corsairs but this was my first purchase..... Beautiful Fibre glass fuselage and wing centre section.

Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
06/12/2019 00:03:19

I decided to use 0.8 mm ply as the centre of the sandwich for the wing strut attachment points! Only problem was that I had already started attaching the serrated leading edge sheeting to one side. So inserting the 0.8 mm ply spacer was akin to keyhole surgery!!! At least I had the rib outlines still so was able to replicate exact size and eventually patience won!ac4daa60-30da-4eba-b12c-89e7e8016d65.jpeg

Edited By Harrier Mate on 06/12/2019 00:04:41

05/12/2019 23:58:09

The sum total of my work this eve....0afbadf4-a9e1-4463-a110-5f74a92936fa.jpeg

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