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1/72 Fokker E.V from Arma Hobby
magnusf
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Further work on the wings!

Since the aircraft changed ownership, there were still traces of the former owner's markings below the new Polish ones. I've prepared for this by painting on the German crosses using my own masks


Masking...

...painted white...

...we start over...

...with new masks...

...and paint it black...


...not bad!

Let's see if I get around to do some camo painting tonight!



Magnus
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
Dipping my toes into the decal sewer...


Could have been worse, I actually almost enjoyed it ! And very considerate of Arma to start with lozenge on the inside of the fuselage halves so that I can do the transition to covering the whole fuselage gradually!



Magnus
magnusf
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 09:03 PM UTC
Oliver! The erasers have lots of things going for them, not least their price !


The real wing was made of plywood with coarsely brush painted camouflage in happy colours, I wanted a birch-like colour as a base and ended up with a mix of MRP Mid Stone with a drop or two of yellow, I used this one for the interior as well where most of it will be covered by lozenge decals (yes, there are decals for the interior of the fuselage!). The prop was base coated with MRP Dark Earth with a drop of red in it.


Armament, engine and cowling primed using Gunze Tire Black, a favourite "off-black" colour.



Magnus
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
Magnus,
what a nice bird. I am fascinated by Your different use of erasers in your modeling blogs . My chair is ready to watch this new build!

Oliver
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 10:30 PM UTC
Friends! It has been a quiet week, mostly preparing parts for primer and also doing lots of rather fiddly photo etch.


The etched cooling jackets certainly improves the plastic machine guns, it won't fit around the original plastic jacket though. The machine gun has to be carefully cut into pieces, put the tiny pipe part away for later use, cut a piece of round stock (I used 1 mm since that was what I had, slightly larger would have been better) and glue your pre-formed etched jacket around it. Then glue it all together again...

I pre-formed the jacket by rolling a drill over it with a piece of eraser as an anvil, many things can be carefully shaped this way!



Magnus
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC
Well, I'm on board
magnusf
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 07:57 AM UTC
Frederick! Yes, it's a fairly "compact" aircraft but since I venture into 144-scale every now and then, this isn't the smallest I've built !

Thomas! I'll have to bite the bullet and use the decals! I'm actually kind of looking forward to it since I haven't tried anything like it before!


Parts on sticks... Doing most of the photo etch detail work at this stage.



Magnus
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC


What the Fokk..! Already the next build, really?

Nice little cutie with a beautiful tiny PE fret - O.K. Mr. Dislikeallkindsofdecals, let's see what you can dig out of that Cameo-Plotter with that Camo-Pattern...

I'm aboard, Th mas
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC
Magnus,

This looks like a promising little model. And little I bet it is!

I'll be watching and waiting for your story about how well it goes together.

magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC
I'm bingeing on Arma Hobby kits now! This one wasn't even on my wish list, it just happend to sneak along when I ordered the Hurricane before Christmas... When it got here, I realised that this was another little gem so let's get going!


Once again some very attractive box art, I'll actually do this one even if there are three others to choose from. Love those Polish chessboards...


An interesting adventure for Mr. Dislikeallkindsofdecals... I've never done lozenge before !


And the plastic. Once again kept to one densely packed sprue!



Magnus