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Mike Dowling

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    Sutherland, Scotland
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    Models, Natural history, photography

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    This is the most wonderful model.
  2. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Thank you Nils, with your wonderful models I really appreciate the compliment.
  3. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Carl, would an Albatross do ? Ken, there is just no pleasing some people !! Boyd, I love you !!
  4. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    And finally, finally, I didn't like the stand much. It was too low and so now we have the dogfight from the ceiling !!
  5. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I don't know why, it just happened that way and I think you are right - another hole in the ceiling !!!
  6. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    And finally ........... on it's provided stand and appropriately, under the Sopwith Camel !! (I still might fly it from the ceiling.)
  7. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I am so sorry Boyd that I was so slow !! No ship in a bottle for me. My next project is actually a plastic Bandai kit of a traction engine. I built it many years ago and gave it away but I really want to do it again as I remember it making up into a super model. After that I now have two more planes in my stash, the Albatross and the Curtiss Jenny, a Dennis fire engine and a London tram which again I have built before but very badly so I want to do it properly next time. so no boats for a while.
  8. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Well folks, another project bites the dust ! The Fokker is complete except for the stand. I am waiting for some acrylic glue to make it up with unless I decide to fly it from the ceiling as planned alongside the Sopwith. Thank you all for watching, showing interest and all your comments. They make the build more fun for me. Anyway, some pictures for you which hopefully you will enjoy.
  9. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Yes Danny, too late for holes. As you can see I did decide on the half cover option in the end, as much as anything to keep the theme Mark.
  10. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Some advice please viewers. The undercarriage on this plane was formed like a forth wing. On the model it is made of ribs like a wing and thin covered with very thin sheet metal. In view of the fact that I am half covering this model should I have cover this as well or do it all as per the pictures on the box ?
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    What a fabulous model. I am so envious of such wonderful work.
  12. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    The top wing is installed - what a fight that was trying to line up with the spars and glue them - it is covered, rigged and painted. Next step is the undercarriage
  13. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Upper wing ready to go on.
  14. Continental Sloop Providence

    What a delightful little boat beautifully made. My compliments to you.
  15. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    There has been a slight problem with the kit. The cowl that goes over the fuel tank etc sits a wee bit too high at the back. It fits fine at the front and I notice on the instructions photographs that the discrepancy is there as well so it's not my fault. As a result the machine guns also sit about 3mm too high so I have had to modify their mounts somewhat. It's taken me ages but I think they look ok now and won't look too noticeable. I should say that the guns themselves were an absolute beast to make up. Rolling brass is great fun and those cross hairs are so tiny they would break in a breath.

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