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|Thread: Flair Fokker DVII|
Unfortunately Stevo is totally to blame for my thoughts of enhancing the scale appearance with simple add ons after I downloaded lots of details he sent me!
I even have an idea for the simple brass handles that hold the forward 'aluminium' cheek panels in place .....based on the hand rail stantions I use for my brass steam locomotives. Will experiment tomorrow!!
I thought I might use the brass balls from 3mm ball and socket clevises. These are threaded so could be inserted into the wooden struts. (Or soldered into brass struts if they work out to be light enough). Use brass tube as the 'socket'. We'll see! Need to experiment first.
The coaming looks fine. If you wanted wider diameter to the padding, i have seen fuel tubing or black rubber tubing (which is slit lengthwise with knife) used. simply glue it on. if you covered it in your suede (tucked into the slot before sliding it over the balsa) it would look superb and be perfectly round section.....But yours looks great as is!
I'm just toying with the idea of scale ball and socket joints at the ends of the N struts.
Looking good Bob. The guns look very realistic.
And I need stronger pins!!!
Another mad idea Im considering is to build the upper wing support struts from streamlined section brass tubing (which I can solder the 3 struts together at their upper forward joint). I know it may sound heavy but the struts appear to be only 9 inches long and the supplied piano wire method with 2 thicknesses of crimped brass tubing at each end cant be much lighter...... can it????
Probably buy a couple of lengths and weigh both methods.
Also bought some robart steel pin hinge points (307 small size) as I am converted to these having used the larger version previously on my Stearman. Looking to probably 'shield' the hinge line with rounded off elevator leading edge, rather than butt jointing to tailplane. Think it will give more scale appearance if I can do it with recessed 0.4mm ply capping.
Now don't all clap or sigh with exasperation ..... but I found a new blade for the scalpel and christened my new mini mobile building board. Yes! I actually opened the box and started cutting wood this evening!!!!
Did you have to buy complete engine kit or just the parts shown? And does ammo box/feed come as standalone part?
My efforts this week have been limited to photocopying specific parts of plan (fin, rudder, tailplane, elevators and rear fuselage sides so as not to damage the originals when i can get time to start physically building!!!
They look fantastic. thats exactly the finish I want. I have Stevo's Spandau sound rattling through my head too!!!
Samples of firing Spandau???! You may be taking the research a little far!! LOL
Got a new building board!!! Let the building begin!
That looks superb. Sound too???????
Going to paint mine this evening.... Silver or maybe peuter enamel.... Then Matt black which I will rub off on edges/corners to give 'worn' effect. Haven't decided about cushioned supports yet... Probably wood rather than leather. I think both were used.
Lovely photo from the champs!!!
Many thanks. Definitely wanted!!! Will download when I get home this evening.😄
I think I saw a Fokker DVII build somewhere with electric motor. Of course it would be sacrilege not to hear a 4 stroke in such a model!!!
Gulp. Just checked the price of the lozenge tex in response from Arizona Models. Covering the wings and fuselage will cost almost as much as the kit. Noting Jeff2wings comment last year on page 1, I may try my own masking first as others appear to have been successful with that. Anyway. Need to actually build it first!! Look forward to seeing your results with the tex.
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