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Fockker E.II
modelmaidenwillow
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 08:24 AM UTC
Hi iv just completed, basically my first descent looking aeroplane. Although i havn't yet put the transfers on, which will be on there shortly. It's a Fokker E.II. Hope you like it and tell me what you think Sorry about the bad pictures. I'll try and get some better ones soon.


















Sorry again for the bad pics



lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 08:47 AM UTC
hello Willow, i hope my Photobucket had enough room for your pics,
the bottom pic gives you a better look at the colours used,
next time i would lean towards filling gaps, and knockout marks,

are you planning to add the control wires after slapping on the decals,?
modelmaidenwillow
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 08:55 AM UTC
I hope so. Hopefully it wont go wrong though. but i think they will make it look better. I will just have to take my time doing it!
lespauljames
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 09:06 AM UTC
heh, well you can borrow my micro drill bit set fpr that then
modelmaidenwillow
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 09:09 AM UTC
Hehe thankyou that could be useful But would you really trust me? lol Haha
amegan
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 12:33 PM UTC
Great subject and your painting looks neat, like James says, you need to fill the seams, that kit has really unusual seams under the fus. The reading the seams thread is good but with care and a little modelling putty you can get good results. I changed my method of rigging WW1 aircraft after reading this site and I have never done a E series but read up before you go too far, it isn't difficult but a little thinking time working out where the holes should go will pay dividends later. I would drill before decalling. then punch thro the decals. I now use invisible mending thread for rigging and my last attempt was good. The rigging on the Eindecker is worth fitting, it adds subtly to the effect of the model. Well done so far, it took me far longer to produce something as nice as that
CaptainA
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 02:14 PM UTC
Welcome to the wonderful world of stringbags*. I like what you did for your "first descent looking aeroplane" I think you will enjoy these early fly-thingies, and they will challenge you to improve your skills. Dont be afraid to try new things (like rigging) But the most important thing is to have fun. Nice job. Be sure to post pics after you decal and rig.


* These cursed things drive me to tears.
thegirl
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 02:23 PM UTC
Welcome Willow , first time I came arcoss your pic's . You did a real great job on your first airplane . There is lots of helpful people here and a endless supply of knowlegde .

Build at your own pace and what you are confortable with , with in your skill range . Most of all have fun !

Need help with the rigging , just ask
amegan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 09:59 AM UTC
Yeah, ask Terri, she's forotten more than I know