Build: Fokker F-28 Fellowship

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by milenio3, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    This is my first build thread on the forum. I hope it goes OK.

    The plane on this build is a Fokker F-28. The short story is that a friend at the local scale club (mainly plastic) bought this one from PMI because he flew this plane in Uruguay, but since he does not build paper, he gave it to me to build it.

    There are many hacks I had to do with this plane. You'll see.

    * Scale 1/70
    * Wilhelmshavener Kit
    * Paper: Cardstock 110 lb
    * Printed with a color toner printer by the seller.
    * Glue: UHU
    * Other materials: 1 mm wire, 2 mm dowel, 1 mm heavy card for formers.

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    These are the two double-letter size pages.

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    And as instructions, only a little diagram.

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  2. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    First of all, the formers diagram have to be pasted in a thicker paper, in this case, 1mm card.

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    Then, build the part of the fuselage, paste the connector strip and then the former. This latter had to be sanded to put it inside neatly.

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    Same thing with the middle fuselage.

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    milenio3 Active Member

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    Prepare the aft part of the fuselage.

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    Sometimes the seams are difficult to stay put, so I use this little tool.

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    Then, paste it to complete the fuselage.

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    milenio3 Active Member

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    Now, continue with the front.

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    And then it takes its place in the fuselage.

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  5. milenio3

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    The cockpit is a straight build.

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  6. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    The tail forced me to hack it. Let's see...
    First, the elevators. Since they are not separated in the original diagram, I cut them out.

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    This I learned it from a forum in Poland, and I liked it very much, for it gives the model a more realistic approach.
    A piece of paper painted black is pasted on the inside of the tail.

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    That completes the elevator.

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    milenio3 Active Member

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    Same thing with the rudder.
    Another hack to the elevators. The original design of this model, does NOT give you an internal structure, so I had to use a 1mm wire as a mean to give support.

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    Sorry for the "all paper" guys on the forum... but I think most of you will forgive me for using metal here.

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  9. paper warrior

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    I'd use a thinned q-tip, but the metal is a good idea.
  10. Clashster

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    Looks great, Gerardo! Nice job with a little bashing!
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    Great hack for the control surfaces! And you gotta use a bit of wire now and then... :)

    Rick
  12. Mark_1984

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    Nice build and a good build thread. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. It's not the sort of model I would build myself, so I'm particularly enjoying watching you build it.

    Cheers
    Mark
  13. Ponytail

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    Originally this is a Dutch designed kit as you can see at the publisher: LS which is Léon Schuyt from Alkmaar (Holland). So no Wilhelmshavener-kit.
    But that's not important.
    As for the stabilizers I would have gone a step beyond your step. Your step I never did, but in the future maybe. Having build and also destroyed again this model my step was not to make theese wings flat but giving them a wingroot shape, folding the tabs inward. So opposite from what the designer suggested.
    With you extra detailing it will come a high-class result.
    You can also do this with the jet-engine connectors at the rear.

    Keep us informed with your progress. Fine pictures!

    Greetings
    Ponytail
  14. Bluenoser

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    I'm enjoying this build too. I do not have this model, but did consider purchasing it at one time.
  15. cgutzmer

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    great! Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us! Great tip on that long tweezer thingy :D
    Chris
  16. milenio3

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    Thanks everybody!! I'm glad you are following me.

    Ponytail, you are TOTALLY right. This is not WH, but LS from Holland. The thing is that it comes in big paper pages, so I got confused.

    More to come today.
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    Continuing with the build.

    An overview so far>

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    Hacking part II: The wings. Chapter 1. The wings are in a reverse print, meaning that almost all paper models have their wings attached on the "front", but this one have the attach on the back. This little issue had to worked it out like this... remember, it's also a hack not specified in the original design, but it looks good (I think).

    First, cut out the ailerons.

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    And use the black strip for the union.

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    This is for both wings.
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    Chapter 2. The wings on this model... alas! had no support either!!! We are talking about a heavy model made of paper here!! Anyway, another opportunity to hack it. This time, I used a couple of wood dowels for support.

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    Then, prepare the fairings.

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    And put them in place after the wing is on its position.

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