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'Skeletal' Fokker D.VII

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Hi all,
I thought you might like to see my 18th 1:32 scale build - the German Fokker D.VII fighter.  The major airframe components are 3D printed from the ‘Shapeways’ web site. The airframe structural components were designed by ‘Aviattic’ and engine parts by ‘Bob Monroe’. Other components for the model were ‘donated’ from the ‘Wingnut Wing’ kit of the Fokker D.VII (OAW built) (Kit No: 32030).

This model, with associated figures, will eventually be part of a dual Fokker D.VII display. 

I know I don't often reply to your generous comments, but rest assured they are very much appreciated, 

Mike 

 

The basic list of modifications and additions to the model are as follows: 

‘Taurus Models’ engine intake manifold lock rings (3211),
‘Taurus Models’ engine fuel priming cups (3219),
‘Taurus Models’ engine complete timing gear - conical valve springs (3209),
‘Eduard’ Swordfish hinge and panel set (32204),
‘RB Productions’ British wire terminals (RB-P32013).
Spark plugs.
Cylinder fuel primers.
Valve springs.
Ignition lead support tubes.
Gun synchronization mechanism.
Ignition leads.
Oil reservoir sight glass.
Hydraulic pipes.
Intake manifold lock rings.
Sump oil tube.
‘Flugzeugwerke’ (Bob Monroe) (printed by ‘Shapeways’)
            Mercedes D.III Oil Pump,
            Mercedes D.IIIa Cylinders (hollow),
            Mercedes D.IIIa Crankcase and engine block,
            German Aircraft Magnetos,
            Mercedes Cylinder clamps,
‘Aviattic’ (printed by ‘Shapeways’)
            Rear fuselage frame.
            Tail plane.
            Rudder.
            Elevator.
            Ailerons.
            Fin.
            Upper wing (3 sections) (scratch bracing tapes, leading edge ‘saw tooth’ fairings).
            Lower wing (two sections) (scratch bracing tapes, leading edge ‘saw tooth’ fairings).
            Tail skid (with scratch made suspension cables and springs).
Wings leading edge ‘stacking pads’.
Rear fuselage decking panel.
Cockpit padded surround.
‘Aviattic’ Fokker seat.
Undercarriage assembly – scratch built including brass struts.
Fuel, oil and coolant pipes,
Engine controls – throttle, magneto, alternator, spark advance, hand throttle.
‘REXx exhaust.
‘Proper Plane’ Heine propeller (wood).
‘GasPatch’ Spandau machine guns.
Gun installations.
Cockpit control cables – rudder, ailerons and elevator.
Cockpit cross bracing lines.
Gun firing cables.
Gun synchronization mechanism.
Engine controls.
Instrument leads/cables.
Fuel pressure pump pipe.
Seat harness.
Rigging points.
External flight control lines.
‘Steve Robson’ handmade wheels and tyres.
Photo-etch radiator.
Radiator shutter and control cable/pulley.
All internal cross bracing cables.
Aileron control cables with associated pulleys.


As usual I've created a downloadable build log in Adobe PDF format, for those who might want to refer to it for reference or build details. It contains full step by step descriptions of the model build, its modifications/changes and is also supported with illustrations and photographs. If viewed in Adobe Reader, each build log has book marked chapters/headings for easier navigation through the log.

My model website has the gallery page, so to view any model, go to the gallery and select it.  If it has a PDF build log, it will be available to download using the 'PDF' icon on that models photo's page. For any photograph, just click the photo to enlarge or reduce the viewing size.


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Stunning work Mike, your Fokker is a piece of art and it was a pleasure to follow. The depth of detail is breathtaking and there are lots of points for the eyes to discover. By all that detail work you at least skipped working with Lozenge decals a lot ;).

Cheers Rob

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Truly outstanding work :unworthy: !

And a real lesson in miniature engineering : just my kind of modelling :thumbsup2:.

Hubert

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I'm just a pretender, this guy is the real deal.

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Absolute masterpiece. No words are needed, trying to catch my breath :) Thank you for sharing.

Cheers

Martin

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Let’s have a “Stomp all over our models” party!  This is true art in the purest sense. Stunning, superb, spectacular!

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Your very talented.

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Stunning! :o:respect:

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Superb build, great skills amazing detail. A museum build. Thank you for sharing. 

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An absolute stunning piece of art, I still hold my breath!!!

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Hi all,
Not a great shot but here's the two models on their bases,

Mike

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