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1/72 Fokker E.V from Arma Hobby
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:56 AM UTC
Still a bit of detail work to do and some smaller parts to finish.


Prop was hand painted using Vallejo "Ice Yellow" over a base of reddish brown MRP, mixed from dark earth, mid stone and a drop of yellow. Touch-up was done using Vallejo "mahogany" and I also used a wash of this paint to dampen the contrasts a bit. A final coat of brush painted Vallejo semi-matte finished the prop.


Landing gear struts are attached using a nifty jig that is included with the kit, after the glue has set the jig will be removed before I paint it and attach it to the fuselage. You can also see the custom wheel axles I did since the etched wheels were impossible to fit over the plastic axle stubs.



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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:19 PM UTC
not much skiing Magnus unless you like snowboarding down sand dunes

Meanwhile this is looking great! You're becoming a master of decals!
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC

Well, well Magnus,
here it goes!

Very fine work on the way. Pretty good solution with the wheel axles. Gun looks really nice and I love the prop paint. Can't remeber that I saw some woodpaint from you before. Looks experienced. The jig for the struts is a useful gadged, I guess.

looking foreward
Th mas
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Russell! Thanks a lot! A friend of mine has actually tried dune skiing. Or rather, it was in a gravel-pit here in Sweden so "dune" might not be the correct description ! Anyway, it was fast, way faster than snow. And a LOT harder when he fell !

Oliver! I've never done serious wood-graining before. I did however get a lot of help from looking at the prop decals (yep, there is a set of decals included in the kit for the prop's wood effect!). Since I painted Vallejo acrylics over MRP lacquer, if I acted quickly I could wipe off the acrylics and start over again. Regarding the landing gear, I would say close to impossible without some kind of jig. At least for me !


Since last time I've managed to install the landing gear on the fuselage...


...another major worry I finally could put behind me !

I will now do some serious dry fitting with the wing and the rest of the struts in order to make sure that everything fits well so that I can do detail work and weathering before final assembly.



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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:19 AM UTC
Slowly getting there Magnus!

for a little kit, there sure is a lot of work in it!