Another Fokker Dr1

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    cmdrted Active Member

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    This build is mostly a repeat of a model already done very well by Mindaugus a year or so ago. It is my first attempt at a multiwinged aicraft so it will be a very slow build and probably slower learning curve. I reviewed everyone else's tips, suggestions, perils and pitfalls so I think it may work. The kit is Maty Modelarz Fokker Dr1, one of the better WW1 planes they offer. 6 pages of instructions and illustrations and 4 pages of parts. This is another one of the next generation Malys with excellant paper and print quality. It looks Cad drawn and has a 3d effect painting scheme.

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    The first of the Deviations

    I started with the cockpit and the frameing but when It came down to some of the detail parts they looked and were flat. I used the kit parts as a template and made separate parts to make 3d representations. Here is the controll stick with the kit part to the right, individual parts leeft and finished middle....

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    I then tackled the main instrument "pipe". I made the gauges as rolled up bits and punched out the kit dial faces, then punched out some clear acetate for gauges, kit part bottom right parts left finished upper right...

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    Here is a pic of all 3 deviant parts, I built up the ridder pedal assembly also. I put in a pic of the us dime to give an idea of the itty bittyness of these things.

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    Here are the cockpit parts waiting for the frameing parts...

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    And the frameing parts waitin' for me...

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    Here is the completed cockpit and frames around it...

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    Another look...

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    Oh I forgot another addition was the throttle quadrant, shown is the kit and after...

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    Cockpit from pilot's view...

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    The forward section framed out...

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    The fuselage frameing done, waitin' for skins...

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    Topside view... Thanks Mindaugus for building this first, I'll be refering to your thread when the tougher parts come up!

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    Ted............. ain't no grass growing under your feet! Looks like another envious build to me!:grin:

    Still shying away from double deckers?:grin:
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    Yeah I guess so John. I picked this one because despite the 3 wings it has very little rigging, just at the Cabane struts and the landing gear winglet. It has a bunch of small control wires coming out the tail for the rudder and stabs and on the upper wing for the aerilons but they look to be fairly straight shots.
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    Would you belive that I just started on that exact same kit today? I've got the framing cut out and I am about to work on it a liitle more tonight.
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    Great work again Ted!!
    Looking forward to follow this one to the finishing line!
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    Tell you what, I don't care how many times this kit has been built, I always love seeing it and enjoy seeing how each modeler deals with this build in their own way...and your way, Ted, looks fantastic!

    I am very much looking forward to seeing your build of this wonderful airplane. I think you did a superb job of the cockpit details.

    Thanks for sharing your build of this kit with us all!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Super! Looking forward to this one too!
    Chris
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    Superb, Ted!

    It doesn't have to be a surprise, but you always come up with some new technique.

    More today?