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Fokker E.IV - WNW 1/32
Xirrcom
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 05:48 PM UTC
Hi guys!
New build is ongoing - a Fokker E.IV by Wingnut Wings in 1/32 scale.
I decided to make it a bit harder challenge that simply OOB build. I'm going to replace the engine completely with amazing set of Oberursel U.III engine by Taurus Models. Additionally I want to show some parts of internal structure of the aircraft - how much it is still not decided
Anyways have a nice time...



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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
Started with an engine replacement kit. There's 127 resin parts just for the engine.







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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 05:55 PM UTC
Just not to be bored to death by the engine assembly in the mean time I have started also with Radu's conversion set for the E.IV - for now decided to do left wing.









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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 05:57 PM UTC
Wing structure primed, painted and internal detailing started.




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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 05:59 PM UTC
Wing internal rigging and compression tubes done.



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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 06:01 PM UTC
Added the strengthening tapes along the structure.

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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 09:03 PM UTC

WOW! That is fabulous work so far.

Just one thing and perhaps you are already aware but I have read a couple of builds with the Taurus engine being used which has some fit issues with the base WNW kit (IF) the cowling is also fitted.

If you are displaying the model without the cowling then no problems but you may want to check this out. Sorry, but I cannot for the life of me now remember where I read of this in at least 2 build reviews.

Gary
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC

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WOW! That is fabulous work so far.

Just one thing and perhaps you are already aware but I have read a couple of builds with the Taurus engine being used which has some fit issues with the base WNW kit (IF) the cowling is also fitted.

If you are displaying the model without the cowling then no problems but you may want to check this out. Sorry, but I cannot for the life of me now remember where I read of this in at least 2 build reviews.

Gary



Gary thanks for the heads-up! I will definitely take a closer look into cowling fitting. Still not decided how to display it - leaning to open engine to show the details. Anyway we'll see which way it'll go
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 05:41 AM UTC
Whichever method of display you decide upon Bart, I am sure the end result will be magnificent.

I shall follow your progress with interest.

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 07:19 AM UTC
Bart,
This is really going beyond OOB. Ganna follow along.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:35 AM UTC
Very nice!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:34 PM UTC
Richard at Aviattic sells a thinned cowling that is supposed to fit the kit specifically with the Taurus engine. I have one but haven't started the build yet to see how well it works.

-Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:46 PM UTC
Thanks Mark,
gonna check it out!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 01:09 AM UTC

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Richard at Aviattic sells a thinned cowling that is supposed to fit the kit specifically with the Taurus engine. I have one but haven't started the build yet to see how well it works.

-Mark



Good call Mark! That is certainly one of the sources as I recall highlighting this fit issue. Aviatic stuff btw is super quality WW1 aftermarket so you may want to check that out Bart.

Great progress so far.
Gary
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 06:07 PM UTC
Every now and again you see craftsmanship that make you wonder what's point of going on. I am not a quitter but if I were... I'd be done after seeing that. Nice indeed!
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:49 PM UTC
Hi Marc,
thanks for the kind words

Bart
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC
Small update - first part of the 'office' is done.





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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:18 AM UTC
Very nice! woodgrain and canvas looking straps are very cknvincing.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 06:31 PM UTC
Looking good!
I'm building their Rumpler at the moment. First I've done and I'm loving every moment of the build. They are fantastic kits.
I'll be watching your build.
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 03:40 AM UTC
Looks great. makes me wanna start 1 of the E.1's perched just on top of the pile.
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 05:00 PM UTC
OK Gents, some update on the build.

Sides of the cockpit finished - added rigging lines.
Here's how it came together:







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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 05:05 PM UTC
I've decided to partially remove the canvas from the fuselage to show a little bit of the interiors.
Below WIP dry fitting the fuselage and cockpit.



Plus checked with alredy done 'naked' left wing



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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:18 PM UTC
I still can't believe that wing. WOW!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 06:11 PM UTC
Think this build will make me an addict. Engine is already wow.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 02:55 AM UTC
A small update.
Fuselage closed and first colors added.
Correct engine cowling (to house the Taurus Models engine) arrived from Aviattic and it fits - thanks guys for the hint.

Dryfitted with small details, naked wing and rudder.