Torbogdan

Fokker DR 1 Building log

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After seeing two Model Airways build logs here in shore leave, it seems to me that there should be a model aircraft equivalent of "Model Ship World" out there in the Internets; but I haven't found it.  All the sites with "world" in the title are stores.

 

Ron

 

 

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A short update from the beach, well almost:)

 

The pilots seat is in place. I have also done all of the wiring (except one cable!) for the engine and the controls. Lots of wires going here and there and not much space to work in. Sometimes I would have needed a mutated third and fourth hand. But now it is almost done. Just one cable from the engine to the magneto left! The fuel gauge "face" will be added to the fuel gage itself on the tank. it can be seen in the top picture, a grey round thing on a rod so to speak. The grey boxes in front of it are the ammo cans and spent cartridge cans.

 

 

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What a pleasant surprise finding two airplane builds! I haven't visited this site for many months, too many other things to do taking much time.

I read through all your posts and must say "well done." You'll have a great looking model when completed.  Yeah, I have been tempted several times to buy myself this kit but I already have too many other projects in the bucket list that have priority. Actually I told myself not to get involved with airplanes any more after i retired from my career in aviation, from  mechanicking, flying and engineering and devote the rest of my life with ships, my second love.

I do need to build a 1:350 scale model of a Fokker C-14W float observation plane though. This plane was used on the ship my father was killed in during the battle of the Java Sea and I am getting a model of that ship to do. When I do I'll start a build log here.

 

In the meantime keep up the good works.

 

Cheers,

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As a continuation of the discussion earlier in this thread. I just ordered the Hagasawa 1/16th Camel kit. I'll post on the comparison of the details in the plastic and Model Airways metal parts when it arrives, some time next month. I already have the MA Camel.

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Please remember the purpose of this forum, and the reason why we have it.

I like airplanes too, but then I will visit the proper forum.

 

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All,

Sorry that this post I am writing goes a little off-topic of the Fokker build log. This is in response to Nirvana, Per.  Are you requesting that aircraft build logs not be posted here on this forum?  My understanding is that this sub-group, called "Shore Leave" is for the following, and I quote:

This is the area that many wanted, and perhaps didn't even know it. If your topic is nothing to do

with the world of ships or ship modelling, then here is the place to post it. General chat,

Birthday announces, non-ship models, etc.

No politics. No religion. No inflammatory topics.

 

 

It appears to me that this is the place to post such a log. Have I missed something?

Thanks,

~john

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8 hours ago, vossiewulf said:

You guys should check this out, 1/32 meant to work with the Wingnut Wings kit(s)? WNW have most of the D.VII versions out already and at least in the fuselage there were definite differences, not sure what version(s) it's meant to work with.

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This is a beautiful Fokker. However, once you add up the cost of the individual parts for this 1/32 scale version, one could kick in just a little more $$ to buy and build this 88 inch wingspan museum scale piece and really fly it.

 

http://www.proctor-enterprises.com/products/museum/dvii/dvii.htm

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John,

I am sorry if I hurt any ones feeling in this matter that wasn't the intention of the input.

Some years ago I belonged to a forum that was dedicated to one type of topic ,

it got infected by peoples side hobbies and the moderator decided that wasn't the idea of the forum.

It resulted it was taken off line.

Don't take me wrong, I truly enjoy following the builds of airplane.

They are extremely exquisite and very well detailed.

And you are right, the shore leave is to open for any topic.

 

 

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Hi Per,

No worries! No worries. I really did not know what is right or wrong half the time when I am on forums.... so I had to ask. Thank you for your input. The LAST thing I want to see is this forum for ship building to end.... It has been tremendously helpful to me as a new ship modeler. 

I am just taking a rest from ships and taking on a plane for respite. I am intrigued that there are two of us here now working on planes... and they happen to be arch rivals in the aviation world. There is a delicious irony (or perhaps coincidence) here. 

~john

 

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John, I am following them as well.

Besides as you say arch rivals in the sky.

I would like to build one of those models, but I think I will stick to my stash of ships.

Which are quite a few. Many years of building!

 

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