Roden 1/72 Fokker D.VII (OAW) Early - WIP

Discussion in 'PLASTIC' started by JanMarciniak, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Hi Guys :) Just started new build :)
    I've started with engine and I hope it will fit into fuselage without to much modyfications.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I've seen people turn these into fantastic model. I'd pick out a plane to put it in! :)
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  3. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I love WWI planes. Fabulouse start.
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    Frame from Part PE set is complete. No it's time for time consuming proces of modificating fuselage halfs to fit it inside.
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    While I'll be drilling, sanding fuselage while banging my head saying "what have I put myself into again" I would like You to pick painting scheme for this little bird:
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    Sorry for links but I was to lazy to make photos.
    :)
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  5. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I wote for Udet. He scored 24 victories from his 62 total with D.VII
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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  7. JanMarciniak

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    Hi there Folks :) Sorry for not posting build progres but actually there was nothing special to show. Model was fun to make (except decal those were horrible :/ ).
    That beeing said let me present You finished Fokker D.VII flown by Ernst Udet as Bigpetr voted ;)
    Finished01.jpg Finished02.jpg
    Next project soon and I can promise that it will be more to post on ;)
    Cheers
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  8. zathros

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    Damn!! You just banged that out like that, that fast!! Would have been nice to see some process. So few non fictional models built here. I love it!! I love aircraft. Nice looking, especially nice for a plastic model. It would not have looked as good without the attention you gave it. ;)
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  9. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Beautiful work. How fast you are!
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  10. JanMarciniak

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    Well there really wasnt much work after making place in fuselage halfs for frame. Next in line is Revell 1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk.2B. Kit comes without interior and exterior is very simplified so I will try to make it with "Zero mindset" :)
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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Fantastic @JanMarciniak , brilliant job! I'm looking forward to seeing the Buccaneer!
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    The Buccaneer is one of the most underrated aircraft. They were was used very effectively in the gulf wars. Truly a magnificent aircrat. Not to pretty, but very deadly. :)

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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    I built a plastic one many years ago, one of the reasons why I'm looking forward to @JanMarciniak 's efforts :)
  14. JanMarciniak

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    There's great probability that this is same kit- old revell/matchbox one ;)
    But You Guys will have to way a little bit for new thread. I'm on attempt to scrachbuild ejection seats right now. I hope they will be ready on weekend ;)

    I find his line somehow classic for British '70s construction... and damn it's a large one ;)
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    Mine was Airfix :) I was very fussy with the brands after I bought a few "second rate" kits that had very poor moulding
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    Well mine is Revell and it sucks :D But I knew what I'm gettiing in :) Except very simplified sets there is no interior. Exterior is also almost without details so I plan to scribe lines for the first time in my modelmaking career :D
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    Tamiya and Airfix where my chosen favorites. I did purchase around 6 1.8 scale Monogram Jaguar kits for around $35 bucks each, after I learned from the new the molds had been destroyed. That was a very long time ago. I have one left, 80% assembled, and I sold the last kit, new in the box, with the plastic still on for $375 dollars, last year. I have an original Renwahl Visible V-8 from the 1960's in the original box. I probably will build that with my son in the Summer. I have another 8 or 8 vintage model kits around, and some JoHans somewhere, which cost a fortune now. :)

    This pic shows how detailed the Jaguar is. The suspension works, and the windows roll up and down with the interior handle, it is huge, 1/8th scale:

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    So much building potential !!! I hope You will make also build thread with son :)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I will, now that the plastic section is taking off. I had hoped we would see some action here. I am trying to allow ZEALOT be a place where people can "do their thing", with sharing, and caring in mind. It seems to be what the members want, and I want to try and reflect that, and have the forum be that. Thou art that, that thou art. :bowdown::hide::yesyes:
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