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Fokker E.IV 127/15, Max Immelmann

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Hello guys,

 

I will be doing the plane of Max Immelmann for the Eindecker GB. The inspiration is found in the photo bellow of Max Immelmann and Tzar Boris III. I will be adding figures to the plane and will start working on this build in January (hopefully), when I finish my Roland DVIa. I'm quite slow builder so I may not finish it on time, but I'll do my best to produce a nice model - better finish late than on time and get a crappy result!

And yes there will be a lot of swirls....

 

Best regards,

Sasho

 

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My Eindecker EIV arrived on 30th Dec 2013, its a wonderfull kit and I will be starting it immediately after I finish my current WnW build (ROland DVI) or even before finishing completely ;) Waiting for the HGW belts from Grant now.

 

Best regards,

Sasho

 

Ps: I will be dedicating this to the Great War GB also - should this thread be moved to the Great War GB by the administration or should stay here?

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unfortunately real life is getting in the way of more important activities like building models, so I won't be able to do this for the GB :( I will still build it and post the WIP on the LSM. I hopef to start the build in a month or two...

Best regards,

Sasho

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unfortunately real life is getting in the way of more important activities like building models, so I won't be able to do this for the GB :( I will still build it and post the WIP on the LSM. I hopef to start the build in a month or two...

Best regards,

Sasho

Hi Sasho,

 

No problem! Take it easy and share it when you're ready!

 

Cheers,

Jeroen

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I started working on this build, but still I won't be able to finish it on time and would like to withdraw it from the GB participation. Still I will share the whole build in this log :) 

This will be as much an OoB build as possible with no big improvements anywhere. Still building similar plane to Bertl and showing your work is erm....embarasing! When I look t his pictures and at mine, I just see the enourmous gap in the quality :-/ Still, you will find bellow the WIP pictures.

 

The wooden panels were done with oil colours in two different shades - light and darker reddish one, the metal parts within the cockpit are done with Alclad, the cowlings with Mr Hobby metalizers (steel and chrome), the swirls are handbrushed, but I'm not completely happy with them and probably will re do them....again. The parts are not glued for now, just put on place for the pictures.

 

Any comments or reccomendations are more than welcomed!

 

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Lookin good!

You've got most work done. Usually 60% of time goes into the engine, cowling and pit and the rest in just... finishing it!

Keep it up!

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I agree with Jeroen! You're further on the way to finishing it than I am, and I am really working on it!

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Fantastic looking cockpit!! I miss this one!! Keep up going!!

Minie is totally stopped.... :(

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Thanks guys for the thumbs up, I'm slowly working through the engine and this very soon will be behind me. \

It was painted with Alcald and Mr Colour metalizers, Tamiya panel line accenter and EZ line for the spark plud wires. I removed the original spark pulgs as, while they were on the right place, they were in the wrong angle to the cylinders. They are moldedl 90 degrees to the cylinders and should be angled, so I used a set of Taurus sparkpulgs and installed them. It was easy work, and took just few hours, the engine was easier work than expected as usually a Mercedes DIII engine takes weeks to be prepared not days like this one. Still I have to say that aligning the 2 halves of the bodies of the engine perfectly is impossible, so a small line stays where the halves join on some of hte cylinders of hte engine. If I remove it,  I will damage the detail so I decided to leave it as it is - it will be virtually invisible once the model is completed. Still I will know that there is an issue and for the next Eindecker, I will probably get the Taurus engine. The issue can be seen on the third pictured - the one with my fingers getting on the way :)

Next days I will be reworking the cowls and the swirls as I'm not completely happy with them.

 

Best regards,

Sasho

 

 
 
 
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a little bit of progress, the main colour is laid and the swirls are ready. Decalling soon and then more dirt 

 

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