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Hybrid 1:48 Fokker D.VII & J.30
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 04:20 PM UTC
Here is the #5 machine it is an OAW with a heavily overpainted fuselage and solid coloured tail unit and a darker coloured border. Note the "repaired center section with rib tapes lt. blue tapes.

JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 04:30 PM UTC
Here is the #6 machine and it is another OAW type with an overpainted fuselage (from rear of cockpit to tail. ) And the darker border is present.

JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 05:07 PM UTC
Here is the #7 machine and it is an Albatros built type with a two coloured "Sash" in the Hollernzoren war ribbon colours of Black & white around the fuselage a solid coloured tail unit with the darker border is present.

JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 11:51 AM UTC
Now to continue this build. Some of you may remember our Royal kit 3 man GB build from April 22, 2006. It involved the indominable Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere) and the indefatigable Mal Mayfield (Holdfast). Mal and Jean Luc forwarded their left over decals after their builds were completed. The Fokker Schwerin sets came from Mal and will be used with this build.

Lesson: never throw away decals. Someone can always use them!



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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 03:24 PM UTC
This is all so interesting and a vast info for the ref's , thanks for taking the time to share this with us Stephen . I always learn Lot's from you and is very much appreciated .

Looking forward to your post
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 09:47 PM UTC
Rather than use the plastic struts in the spares box I am going with all brass "STRUTZ" from Aeroclub.



JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 09:54 PM UTC
Now for some brass landing gear struts, spare wing axle and wheels, rigging and a prop. Maybe a few odd decals for stencils, werke numbers, . .







Note the different forms of the Balken Crosses. During May - July there were about 3 different alterations ordered by the High Command. Some aircraft didn't get it all changed over night. More later.
OEFFAG_153
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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 10:48 PM UTC
She is really turning out beautifully – those brass struts look the business – how did you shape the "groves" and bends?

Also a very fascinating read and look on your Jasta 30 images – Thank You for posting.

Mikael
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Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 01:54 AM UTC
Looking good Stephen.
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 04:30 AM UTC



Quoted Text

She is really turning out beautifully – those brass struts look the business – how did you shape the "groves" and bends? Also a very fascinating read and look on your Jasta 30 images – Thank You for posting.

Mikael



Greetings Mikael.

My variable speed Dremel motor tool on the lowest rpm does the trick. I use a compound cutting wheel to cut the grooves and smooth edges.

Thanks Carl!
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 07:34 PM UTC
And we continue. Wings by Jager, fuselage by Eduard, wing axle and wheels by DML / Dragon. Landing gear like interplane struts brass "STRUTZ".



Almost ready.


Next finish the rigging, more stencil decals and the propeller.

JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 10:34 AM UTC
Now to the finish off this build. I have to finish the rigging, propeller, minor fittings, hand holds and pilot's step. Now while I am busy at my bench.
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 11:19 PM UTC
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 01:53 AM UTC
Okay , there is no brain power this morning at all to pic up on any kind of hints at all . Not enough coffee in my systeme yet !

However , Fantastic Build Stephen ! Nice colourful scheme ,also like the way how you did the lower wing attaching it the fuselage with the brass spars .
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Posted: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 08:38 AM UTC
Nicely Done Stephen:

I like the decal streaking, hopefully they do it in 1/32nd scale as well. As to what it is that identifies it as a Jasta 30 A/C? Could it be the red and white tail, or the red and blue nose. Thanks for sharing your skills and this build, it is neat.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 10:55 AM UTC
Seasons Greetings all Aeroscale members!

Thanks Terri and Mark! Relating to the black and white image note the vertical fin is a solid colour not streaked as was the Schwerin factory practice on the early production Fok. D.VII. Its overpainted a solid colour.

With only two Jastas at Phalempin aerdrome and the only one of the two using a solid coloured tail (with a black border ) was Jasta 30. By the way I hear that there is to be a monograph published in Germany concerning a series of Jastas from WWI. The first is to be about Jasta 30.

The photo shows D. 247/17 on 23.5.18 I based my build on what this machine might look like a couple weeks later. The fuselage and rudder crosses have been altered to the June 1918 directive while the top wing still matches the May 1918 directive and the lower wings match the versions that were on the airframe when it left the factory in late April 1918. It was first assigned to Jasta 28w and then was sent to Jasta 30 for their familiarization of the type. My version has the yellow of the Jasta 28w overpainted with the orange we know Jasta 30 used.


The Flugzeugfarbenstoff (lozenge) wing camouflage decals are 4 colour. Microsculpt.

The streaked camouflage fuselage decal is from
Gunsight Graphics. (Note as of 2011 they are OOB).

The spare decals came from the Eduard Fokker D.VII Royal ( #R0002) & Combo (# 8133) kits. Thanks again to Mal Mayfield for sending over his leftover decals from the Royal build.

The wings were ex-Jager. The fuselage, tail unit, gauge faces and some interior components were Eduard. The struts were from Aeroclub's extruded brass "STRUTZ" set. The wing axle and wheels were DML / Dragon items. The gun breeches were Roden with PE fretted gun jackets. The engine was an Eduard generic 6 cylinder with Roden details to note a late model Mercedes 180hp D.IIIaü. Control horns were from Eduard's aftermarket PE sets.
budpearson
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Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 06:26 PM UTC
Beautiful job, Stephen! Makes me want to do a streaky D.VII, also. Why don't you post her on the 'drome. I'm sure a lot of folks who don't make it over here would love to see her.
Cheers,
Bud
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 03:14 AM UTC
Thanks Bud!
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 06:21 AM UTC
Here is a short display of the early cross changes.

OEFFAG_153
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 07:16 AM UTC
Hi Stephen – very enlightning trhead on the early Fokker DVII types. I find the field mods to the crosses and touchups very attractive to model. To me it brings the project to life and tells a story of that specific craft.

Oh – and a very nicely executed Fokker BTW, I do like like the look of this one

Regards

Mikael
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 06:06 PM UTC
Just bringing this up for a fellow modeler.

JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 04:29 PM UTC
Bringing it up one more time for those expressing interest in the new Kagero book and this thread.