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Silver Wings 1/32 Fokker D.21


JeroenPeters
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Hi all,

 

With the review done, it's time to build!

I started with figuring ut what resin tubing goes where in the fuselage framing. 

So far so good! Test fitted the frame in the fuselage and all fits great. Still way more tubes to add.

 

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Needles to say...I'll follow this.

 

I have a question about the interior...the radio to be precise.

 

Only a few  of them were radio equiped. (212, 219 and 221?)

Also...not seen a wire from the antenna to the tail. The 237 and 241 (with orange triangles) in flight photo for instance

Were these antennas installed later? (with plans to add radios to all planes?) I've also seen a photo from a line of planes (212, 213, 214 and 215...with roundels) none of them had an antenna.

 

All knowledge is welcome :)

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Needles to say...I'll follow this.

 

I have a question about the interior...the radio to be precise.

 

Only a few  of them were radio equiped. (212, 219 and 221?)

Also...not seen a wire from the antenna to the tail. The 237 and 241 (with orange triangles) in flight photo for instance

Were these antennas installed later? (with plans to add radios to all planes?) I've also seen a photo from a line of planes (212, 213, 214 and 215...with roundels) none of them had an antenna.

 

All knowledge is welcome :)

 

I'm investigating the radio set as we 'speak' and will let you know as soon as i do.

 

Almost finished the tubular frame.

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Small progress. 

Fitted some PE to the floor boards. Installed control stick (consists of 3 parts) and added rudder pedals. I'll add the straps later and will make them of masking tape, instead of the supplied PE. I made the rudder control rods from brass, since... just because. The seemingly large glue blobs that connect the rods to the pedals are now gone.

 

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The pit in the D21 is tricky. Not soo much the assembly, but trying to understand what is what and lines up how. 

 

The basic frame is done, so it's time to add details. Throttle, oxygen bottle, fire extinguisher, etc..

 

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The instrument panel consists of 5 separate pieces. I'm fashioning a frame that fits to the back and holds all these pieces together, in the right angle.

 

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Here are some shots of the 'real' thing. Well... repro thing...

 

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Progress!

I finished the fuselage frame by adding the headrest tubing.

Check the reference above. The two tubes that run from the top of the headrest to the rear are depicted awkward in the instructions. They should meet at the top.

This way the 'shelf' that houses the base of the antenna can be glued to all four tubes.

 

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Then I sprayed the whole thing dark black/brown. This functions as a base of the chipping effect in the light grey paint.

 

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And here's the light grey paint. (i used RLM 76)

 

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And here's the chipping:

 

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More soon!

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Looks great Jeroen. Now I have an example to follow. I started building the engine for this kit today. It's pretty straight forward and I thought it provided a Nic starting point.

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Looks great Jeroen. Now I have an example to follow. I started building the engine for this kit today. It's pretty straight forward and I thought it provided a Nic starting point.

 

Hi Wouter,

 

I might start on the Bristol Mercury this weekend. I'm not planning on adding tons of detail, since i want to finish both the mosquito and D21 for Telford... ;)

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Started some detail painting in the pit and added control cables coming from the control stick.

Also wood painted the floor boards and used masking tape for the rudder pedal straps.

 

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This is how the cables were attached (so i need two more on the bottom):

 

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