Title: The Doctors Are In
Description: Eduard 1/48 Fokker Dr.1
enghui - November 1, 2011 04:12 AM (GMT)
No, this isn't Part 2 of a certain politician's memoirs.
Yes, it's my continuing obsession of WW1 era planes.
The Fokker Dr.1 Triplane was made famous by Baron Manfred Von Richoven
aka The Red Baron.However other colorful schemes exist of this iconic aircraft.
Eduard's kit is state of the art with clever engineering to ensurethe three wings
and landing gear is in alignment.
I picked up the double kit from HHQ it has 6 options but the Kurt Korner's plane
(with the zig zag pattern) was omitted probably due to the decals for it would not
have fitted on the large decal sheet.It was replaced with Ltn Hans Weiss's
plane(white upper wing and red nose) which I selected.
I loved Korner's plane so with some internet research and since the decals included
were enough to cobble together his plane I built his plane.
Only the zig-zag pattern had to be masked,it took a whole morning but it was worth it.
The fabric ares with the striping was painted olive green heavily
lightened with yellow ,t hen streaked with olive green white and black.
Parts laid out before final assembly, after this decalling will be completed.
Still undecided whether to add pilots.
rtfoe18 - November 1, 2011 04:20 AM (GMT)
Wow damn fast and nice Eng Hui.
landyshah - November 1, 2011 04:39 AM (GMT)
Excellent looking! Must bring for Biplane GB..pls register them!
|Eduard's kit is state of the art with clever engineering to ensurethe three wings|
and landing gear is in alignment.
Ah....if only Matchbox did the same :lol:
masterqq - November 1, 2011 05:07 AM (GMT)
|Ah....if only Matchbox did the same |
and that bloody Revell Doctor too...
Bud Bilko - November 1, 2011 08:22 AM (GMT)
Gila punya cepat... slow sikit wei!!!! :lol:
enghui - November 1, 2011 09:05 AM (GMT)
Ya, work has been a bit slow lately, but exam coming up so I'll
be idle for a while after these.
Fokker Dreidekker! good things come in Threes!
Blackheart - November 1, 2011 11:59 PM (GMT)
Early morning greetings 1Malaysia
Sub : Like this 1 better
OOoooyeaaaaa..I like this 3 in 1 better than those planes
Bud Bilko - November 2, 2011 03:27 AM (GMT)
Yes we can fun sometime but putting this sort of pic is not appropriate la even it is meant for joke. C'mon....
sky_tokyodrifter - November 2, 2011 03:57 AM (GMT)
how did i miss this.
The AB is just wickedddddddddd man. Oh I wish I had your AB skills. Why not display these birds flying side by side. Would look damn good ^_^
Bud Bilko - November 2, 2011 11:07 AM (GMT)
Thanks Chewie!! :D
kay - November 2, 2011 11:47 AM (GMT)
das ist gut so, ja, Hauptmann...waiting to see completed with rigging wires..
enghui - November 2, 2011 04:21 PM (GMT)
No problem bud.
sky, thanks , it's just plenty of practice.
Danke Herr Kay, rigging is done, just 2 crosswires for the ailerons and brakes.
Decals are on , used light gray water color for the panel lines on the white
area.Props painted and decaled also.Flat coat next.
landyshah - November 3, 2011 03:17 AM (GMT)
Gorgeous....how did you handle the prop wooden grain?
masterqq - November 3, 2011 03:22 AM (GMT)
superb...make me wanna finish my Fokker also...yah how you paint that prop lah..
sky_tokyodrifter - November 3, 2011 03:33 AM (GMT)
|Gorgeous....how did you handle the prop wooden grain? |
|superb...make me wanna finish my Fokker also...yah how you paint that prop lah.. |
I was wondering the same thing too ^_^ It looks damn nice
enghui - November 3, 2011 03:34 AM (GMT)
Thanks guys.For the props I hand painted one with a light brown base and the other with a dark brown base.The lines were then hand painted on, dark brown on the light base and light brown on the dark base.
Citadel acrylics were used, if I made a mistake I could
a. wipe it off
b. repaint the base color on top
It took several tries to get it right.After I was satisfied,I buffed it lightly with
Tamiya Fine compound.
I had a online picture of a wooden propas a guide to copy how the lines flowed.
Some people use crayons for the lines,I didnt have any crayons on hand.
Still no flat coat heh heh.And some mistake can be seen on the pics , will have to clean up the watercolor wash.
f100supersabre - November 3, 2011 03:43 AM (GMT)
sky_tokyodrifter - November 3, 2011 03:44 AM (GMT)
where got mistake broder, you're pulling our legs aren't you? hahaha :lol: . Meaning that the props were just hand painted, rubbed using tamiya wax and no clear coats on top? you have damn mad skills man. I tried handbrush before but the grains just couldn't be erased so I always optioned for clear coat on top
Oh man this is a piece of art and I'm just lovingggggggg the camera angle shot
enghui - November 3, 2011 04:43 AM (GMT)
Thanks guys, the props took sometime to get right.
If you lightly buff them with Tamiya Fine compound
It works out well.Polishing gives a more natural shine
kwongyan - November 3, 2011 04:48 AM (GMT)
wowww...fast n furious hehh...
fantatisca ... fantabulous ... beyond words man.
enghui - November 4, 2011 04:24 AM (GMT)
Thanks kwongyan.Actually the speed is mostly due to the superb
Engineering of the Eduard kit.If manage to find one you can see its
very clever. Ya my Avatar is as botak as Vin Disel and The Rock.
Loo CK - November 4, 2011 04:57 AM (GMT)
By the way, have you guys seen videos of the engine in action? The whole radial engine rotates with the prop.....
kay - November 4, 2011 10:19 AM (GMT)
EH , how do you stretch the thread to get the tension just right ?
f-4dablemodels - November 4, 2011 11:26 AM (GMT)
Looks like the Doctor's 'health advice' has us 'touching wood' or even 'knocking on wood'!
Time to pay the Doctors a visit, unless they make a house call.
Excellent work, man!
enghui - November 4, 2011 11:28 AM (GMT)
XL, yar it's a crazy machine , with the whole engine rotating.
I wonder how does the gearing works, if there are gears.
kay , after anchoring to one end, a weight is hung on
the other end , I use a medium sized clip. A dab of supa
glue is added , you can wait for a while or set it with
f-4dablemodels - November 22, 2011 07:00 AM (GMT)
I finally got to see the pair upfront and close.
Frankly, I think the title of the thread should be:
"Meet the Fokkers!"
enghui - November 24, 2011 04:25 AM (GMT)
Dang " Meet The Fokkers" is much better title lol