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  1. Started this last night because I am bored, the wife told me to do my nails. In other words start a new kit - she associates the smell of Tamiya Extra Thin with doing your nails. I thought this would be a simple build, but I think Airfix have got the colours wrong. I have glued some plastic and done a bit of painting but I am not sure about the colours to use. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Stephen
  2. Here is my ICM 1:72 Fokker E.IV which I built back in 2004. It represents 189/16 flown by Oblt. Max Immelmann from February 1916 with which he shot 3 enemy aircraft. He didn’t like the aircraft and replaced it for a standard two-gun E.IV. The kit was a tricky build with some poor join of parts in places. It was built OOB. The white areas for the markings came from white decal sheet. Some of the insignia were replaced due to problems with some of the decals. The kit was fully painted by brush except for the flat coat which was applied with airbrush. Thank you for looking and all comments are welcome as always Miguel
  3. Hi folks, Me again. I'm supposed to be beavering away putting the finishing touches to my Junkers 88 for the group build (a deadline which I've now missed) but instead I became distracted by putting the finishing touches to the little Airfix 1/72 Fokker E.II Eindecker. This is a new tool from Airfix and is a cracking little kit - especially for its size. The kit goes together a treat with the most fiddly bit being the rigging. Fortunately this was made much easier by using Uschi van der Rosten rigging thread and detailed rigging instructions by Airfix. The kit has been built OOB apart from the addition of some homemade tamiya tape seatbelts. I decided to finish the kit off with a bit of weathering and to put it onto a little vignette style base so it was easier to handle!! Hope you enjoy the photos below and as always your feedback and comments are very much appreciated.
  4. Hi all, Just finished this lovely little Airfix 1/72 Fokker E.II Eindecker. Bought this one last month as a quick and simple summer build, and it turned out to be just that. Fit is mostly pretty good, and the detail is quite sufficient for a 1/72 kit. The only little problem I had, and every one else using the kit decals, is the decal for the top fuselage striping, as it doesn't match with the side ones. Oh well. I wanted to keep it simple, so it's all brush painted with Vallejo and some Italeri paints, and no weathering this time. I did try rigging for the first time on this kit, using the finest EZ-line, and I must say it was quite easy and fun. Maybe next time I will also try to paint a wood grain pattern on the prop. Hope you like it, and thanks for looking. Pete
  5. Hi guys. I would like to share with you my first kit after a 20+ years hiatus from my teenager years. It's been so much fun to be back, really proud of my fragile little Fokker. I also made a 5-part video of the full build, together with comments on historical accuracy of the kit to the original plane, goods and bads of the kit, my mistakes, etc. 5 minute summary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wvnqKocZro Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-gU60LLYdQ Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAfY_TablbI Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD8olXLbaOI Part 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVxn_4roBJ4 Part 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnMTXAxr3Ag I am already working on a second kit, I would love to hear all the feedback I can. Cheers.
  6. New airfix kit in progres is a 1/72nd Fokker E.II/E.III Eindecker Source: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/workbench-behind-the-scenes-at-airfix/ V.P.
  7. Hi All, As threatened / promised in the chat section of this GB I'm in with a WW1 themed aircraft - The Fokker E.11 "Eindecker" Box Shot Not many parts to the kit but they are beautifully moulded IMHO. First off - start the cockpit - Glued together then primed. Half an hour into the second lunchtime working on it I was here... Airfix had listed out a couple of colours for the wooden interior but I went with what was in my travelling toolbox which is Humbrol 93 (Desert Yellow) with a Citadel Agrax Earthshade wash over the top. The seat was painted in Vallejo Hull red in lieu of a leathery colour and a tape lapstrap added. Fuselage has been closed up now but no photo yet as I was interrupted by a colleague who somewhat inconsiderately wanted to talk about work. KR's IanJ
  8. I'm calling this one done. I must admit I slightly lost interest, possibly because the kit just falls together and really requires nothing other than glue and paint! It's not my best effort, but I'm happy with it. The model represents an aircraft of FA6, a German unit flying for the Turkish Air Service in the Dardanelles in 1916. The pilot was Lt Hans-Joachim Buddeke. Buddeke was killed in action over Lens, France, in March 1918. His good friends Rudolf Berthold and Olivier Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay lie next to him in the Invalidenfriedhof in Berlin. The colour is speculative. There is at least one pic of him standing next to a very dark E.III and whether it was red-brown or dark grey is not known. Ian
  9. This is the first time I have put something in RFI. I finished this about 3 weeks ago. I thought there would have been more of these to be seen on this site. Its a nice wee kit, very nice details and rather fragile. The rigging helps strengthen it. The fuselage stripes are decals. The top and bottom pieces do not align with the side pieces. I think whoever drew them forgot that a stripe cut an angle is wider than a straight across cut. The rigging is done with stretched polythene plastic sprue. Sprue from a set of Airfix figures. It can be stretched till its very thin and it has a small amount of elasticity to it: enough to pull tight for rigging, as here. The wires at the front of the wings were done with one long piece, as were the aft wing wires.
  10. Fokker E.II/E.III 1:48 Eduard ProfiPACK The Fokker Eindecker (monoplane) owes its origins to the original M.5 monoplane. The E.III was basically an E.II fitted with newly designed wings with a narrower chord of 1.8m to the old 1.88m. Both aircraft used the 100hp Oberursel U.I engine. The E.III having a larger fuel tank to give a 150min endurance. Most aircraft were fitted with a Single 7.92mm Spandau with 500 rounds, though some aircraft gained twin guns. The E.III arrived in significant number in 1916 and were allocated in singles to reconnaissance squadrons. Later they would be used in single seat fighter Squadrons (Jagdstaffeln). Aircraft were operated in WWI by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey. Only one aircraft has survived to this day which is in the Science Museum in London. The Kit The kit is produced to Eduard's usual excellent standards. In the box the modeller gets three sprues of plastic, two photo etched frets and a small sheet of masks. Construction starts naturally in the cockpit area. This area is actually quite complicated as Eduard have gone to great lengths to give the modeller an excellent representation of the real thing. Separate side and floor panels are added to the detail already present on the inside of the fuselage sides. A read fabric panel is also added to the cockpit area. Flight control featuring the stick and rudder, as well as the control linkages are added. A throttle, the pilots seat, and seat belts are also added into the cockpit. Once all of the detail is inside the fuselage can be closed up. The area directly behind the pilot can be opened up and a fuel tank is provided for this area should the modeller wish to do this. An oil tank for the engine mounts underneath the decking in front of the pilot. On the front of the aircraft a detailed radial engine is added along with PE wiring details. A choice of engine cowling is supplied depending on which decal option is to be used. PE detailing is supplied for the inside of this part. Once all of the engine work is complete construction can move back to the main airframe. The prominent stitching is replicated in PE and this effectively covers the main seam on the underside. The complicated tail, tail plane, and rear skid assembly can then be completed and added to the rear of the aircraft. Next step is to complete the machine gun and add it to the top decking in front of the pilot. A PE jacket is supplied which will need to be rolled to fit the gun. Additional detailing parts are then added in this area including an ammunition belt. The prominent A frame to hold the wing bracing wires is then added as is the pilots windscreen (though I suspect most modellers will leave this until last. The fuselage can then be flipped over to install the main gear. Each wheel is a three part affair and they attach to a complicated cradle which holds them under the main fuselage. It is then left to attach the main wings to each side. The left wing is the same for all marking options, but the right one does differ so make sure you select the right one. The propeller can then be added. A full rigging diagram is supplied for all the bracing wires. Decals All the aircraft have the same doped linen exterior with metal panels in the engine area. Large crosses are supplied for the wings and tail. There are markings for five aircraft in the kit. E.II 68/15 Lt Brückman, late 1915. E.II 69/15 Lt Kurt von Crailsheim, late 1915. E.II Vfw Ernst Udet, early 1916 (Used on box art). E.III Leopold Anslinger, Summer 1916. A.III 03.42 KuK Luftfahrtruppen 1915/16. Conclusion This is another great WWI aircraft from Eduard. The kit is complicated but should make up to a good looking model. Highly recommended. Kit - If you like more then one decal option then a full set of overtrees are available from Eduard; Overtrees - Review samples courtesy of
  11. This is my second attempt at a WW1 aircraft in 1/48th scale and I finished it shorty after hearing of the sad death of John Day, a member of the Great War Display Team, and whose flying, along with that of the other team members, was responsible for generating my interest in building WW1 aircraft and joining the Great War Special Interest Group. Hopefully the team will carry on and pay tribute to John by doing so. The model is the Eduard Weekend Edition of the Eindecker E.II / E.III and is built out-of-the-box. I managed to put one of the decals in the wrong place on the wing, but other than that, no major construction problems. The only addition is the rigging, which is knitting in elastic. The markings on the aluminium were achieved using a silver gel rollerball. Hand painted in acrylics and finished with Humbrol matt varnish from a rattle can. I doubt it looks anything like the real thing, especially for colours - it is an E.II 68/15 flown by Lt. Bruckmann, AA Gaede, in late 1915. (This is also in the Wingnuts boxing). If it's supposed to be doable in a weekend, then I need 4 day weekends. This is how it came out ... and here's a few photographs of mine of the Great War Display Team in action - I recommend trying to get to see them at an airshow. It's a great display. Comments welcome as ever.
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