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Fokker E.IV 161/16 flown by Lt. Hans Müller


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Hi Guys,   Diving right in with the Fokker E.IV! I've enjoyed building the Fokker E.III soo much, this was a no brainer.   I love the worn effect on the cowling of Lt. Müller's plane, so that's w

Started work on the Taurus engine. A gem...    

Thnx Bertl!   I really want this to be a speedy build. So I didn't add the HGW photo-etch to the pit. Just added EZ lines, Bob's buckles and the HGW seat belts. To match the worn outside of this pl

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Hi Bertl,

 

Thnx for those! I should have looked at these pics better before venturing in the Taurus engine.

Pure headache material.

 

1. I glued the cilinders on. Only to discover the engine would not fit the cowling of the WnW kit.

2. I debonded all the cilinders and shortened them 1,5 mm each.

3. Then i saw Aviattic is releasing a beautiful resin scale thickness cowling that will fit the Taurus engine. Duh!

4. After this i somehow managed to glue all the cilinder heads / caps in the wrong way round. This was a pain.

5. And by sawing off the rocker arms from the block I already managed to screw up 2 parts.

 

This piece of kit really makes me doubt my abilities. You can see an empty strip of aspirine in the background.

 

Here's where I'm at...

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Later in the war the 161/16 (and others, like the 170/16 as painted by Ronnie Bar in Fokker Eindecker Compendium 2) received field applied camo. Brown and mid green.

I'll stick to the profile as supplied by WnW...

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I wish WNW had supplied the markings/scheme for the camo machines too. Never mind.

 

Lovely work on the Taurus engine and the extreme surgery to make it fit ;)

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Hi Jeroen,

 First off - excellent progress!

 

Second... I'll swap you some cross masks for some prop bosses  :)

Go on! You know you want too!

 

Von Buckle VC & Bar Bar

 

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That's a deal!

Can i send to the von Buckle residence? 

:)

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Oh, Master Buckle, those are fine parts!

................... hmm .................. you've also cross masks for me?

I have determined some things in my drawer, to make also a deal with you........................  :ph34r: .

 

Servus

Bertl

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I cleaned up all the parts ( as said more than the total of parts that comprise the engine alone!) and started painting the cowling / aluminum parts. Swirls!!

All this will be covered up and partly brought back with the hairspray technique.

 

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