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Title: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2020, 07:13:10 am
I thought I'd post up some initial shots of my next project the Valom 1/72 Fokker T.V. (Early). Mainly to see how my new p.c. deals with photos, so please forgive me if my initial sizing is wrong.

Anyway looks a nice kit on the sprues and some initial test fitting is positive. I'll be doing her as Hungarian AF on the Eastern Front sometime in 1943 after the German's sold those they'd captured in 1940 to them.

Box Art

(https://i.imgur.com/0DFJ1wW.jpg)

The sprues

(https://i.imgur.com/9xZH8GY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4rl7Rv5.jpg)

The options

(https://i.imgur.com/uLq2Sqk.jpg)

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 11, 2020, 07:47:36 am
The T.5 would certainly also work well in a contemporary RAF livery?
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2020, 07:54:36 am
The T.5 would certainly also work well in a contemporary RAF livery?

Indeed Dizzy. I'm not sure if any escaped to the UK or not, I need to check.

The background in the kit says that the initial specification was for an aircraft that could fill both the medium bomber and fighter roles, but that was soon discarded.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: kitbasher on August 11, 2020, 08:18:46 am
Netherlands East Indies colours instead of the Martin 139/166?
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: chrisonord on August 12, 2020, 02:17:04 am
Have you got a suitable sized swear jar thee too Chris  ;D
Chris
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 12, 2020, 04:56:35 am
The T.5 would certainly also work well in a contemporary RAF livery?

Indeed Dizzy. I'm not sure if any escaped to the UK or not, I need to check.



Surely they must have got to the UK in some Whiffworld version of events?
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: zenrat on August 12, 2020, 05:08:34 am
Have you got a suitable sized swear jar thee too Chris  ;D
Chris

I know you can't always tell by looking at photos but it doesn't look too bad.  Certainly not as bad as the Lockheed XFV Salmon which is my only experience of building a Valom kit.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 12, 2020, 05:16:53 am

I know you can't always tell by looking at photos but it doesn't look too bad.  Certainly not as bad as the Lockheed XFV Salmon which is my only experience of building a Valom kit.


That's pretty 'orrible, isn't it? But even so it's a lot better than the few other 1/72 Salmons.

I still have the remains of an Airmodel vacform Salmon somewhere. 'Remains' because I stamped on it after spending many hours trying to build it...................  :banghead:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 12, 2020, 06:33:20 am
Netherlands East Indies colours instead of the Martin 139/166?

Nope, she will be Hungarian with the Dutch upper colour scheme and RLM 66 lower services. I have two of the forthcoming Azure/Fromm Martin's on pre-order by the way  ;D

Have you got a suitable sized swear jar thee too Chris  ;D
Chris

Have you got a suitable sized swear jar thee too Chris  ;D
Chris

I know you can't always tell by looking at photos but it doesn't look too bad.  Certainly not as bad as the Lockheed XFV Salmon which is my only experience of building a Valom kit.


Early Valom were truly awful, but their recent stuff has been reasonable, but we shall see  :angel: However they do seem to have gone on a pretty steep learning curve since the early days. Shame because they do some neat stuff.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: philp on August 12, 2020, 08:05:55 am
Watching this as I have one in the stash that will be real world with the triangle National markings.
Was tempted by the old Aviation Usk version years ago but the interior and guns in that vac kit were the wrong scale.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 13, 2020, 06:27:25 am
I'll be starting it as soon as the current heat wave comes to an end. I'll try to remember to post updates
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Wurgerman on August 13, 2020, 12:55:07 pm
I see it as a Luftwaffe transport in the Stalingrad air drop. Nice white colour scheme.

Wurgerman
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 14, 2020, 06:51:13 am
I see it as a Luftwaffe transport in the Stalingrad air drop. Nice white colour scheme.

Wurgerman

I know what you mean and I did consider Luftwaffe, but I wanted to keep the original 3 colour upper camouflage which is why I chose Hungarian.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 16, 2020, 05:46:11 am
As mentioned in my Blog I've started a little preliminary work on this whilst waiting for paint to dry elsewhere.

The first thing I would say is to study the instructions first as they are not the clearest in the world. However once you get a basic grasp of Valom's iconography, numbers in boxes are stages, in circles are part No's and then the various letters for plastic/resin/PE/acetate, they are o.k.

The parts themselves are not numbered on the sprue, nor are they in any logical order on the sprue. Part 1 could be next to part 27 which is next to part 3 etc. However there is a numbered sprue guide, but it can be a case of hide and seek. So I've cut out all the parts I require for the interior, other than the very fragile ones, and I will clean them all up before proceeding. I think it's a case of the less haste the more progress in the long run.

One thing I have noticed about the parts is that some of the injection moulded ones are tiny, but very well formed with no flash  :thumbsup: Getting them off the sprue could be fun, but we shall cross that bridge when we get there.

Resin is still included for the engine and a couple of other parts. I do wonder why when looking at the overall quality of the sprues ? Maybe they already have the engine parts for other kits ? Or maybe they think "if we add resin and P.E. we'll get a better review" ? Whatever, hopefully more progress in the coming week, but I have a few domestic chores lined up.



Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: comrade harps on August 23, 2020, 05:39:14 am
I'll be interested in seeing what you make of the it. I've seen this in the shops and been momentarily tempted before remembering what I've heard if other Valom kits.

Hope it goes well.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 23, 2020, 06:48:19 am
Thank you.

I'll hopefully get back to work on the bench this coming week. Had a bit of an enforced hiatus, explain once I get through it.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Hotte on August 23, 2020, 07:20:48 am
Beautiful 109  <_<

Hotte
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 22, 2020, 06:51:02 am
Having finished the Thunderbolt I'm hoping to get back to this latter in the week, but I've a couple of hospital appointments over the next 10 days or so plus a number of household things scheduled, all of which were put back due to Covid restrictions. Mind you they may get put back again  :angry:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 26, 2020, 06:01:33 am
Right finally got a little bit done on this. Just a bit of cleaning up and then fitting of some of the interior bits and pieces. Most of which will be invisible n the finished model I think, but as the old saying goes "I'll know they are there"  :rolleyes:.

Very first impressions ? It's certainly an improvement on their first kits  :angel:. Parts need a little more clean up then most mainstream manufacturers kits, but nothing a sharp blade and sandpaper can't deal with in short time. Most of the smaller parts have a tiny ridge all around the part which is obviously where the two halves of the mould met, but it's not a problem. Fit so far has been good although careful study of the instructions is necessary and sometimes you need to refer to a latter stage of the instructions to be sure how a part is intended to fit. Finding parts can sometimes lead to a bit of a search as some don't look exactly like they do in the instruction's illustration, although there is a numbered sprue tree diagram. One part that was labelled in their "system" as being on the plastic sprues was actually on the etched fret and it wasn't an alternative part. I think sometimes they change their minds halfway through a project and forget to tell whoever is doing the instructions ?

So far it's been a nice build, but I will be taking it slowly.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2020, 06:15:10 am
although careful study of the instructions is necessary ....................................................One part that was labelled in their "system" as being on the plastic sprues was actually on the etched fret and it wasn't an alternative part. I think sometimes they change their minds halfway through a project and forget to tell whoever is doing the instructions ?


Mea culpa, I didn't follow my own comments  :-X The parts I couldn't find (the control columns) are made up from a plastic part and an etched one. Now this is referred to as part No 2a in the instructions (section number 2) which shows where they fit. The construction of part 2a is shown in an inset box labelled "2a" which I missed. As it happens I used a small piece of plastic rod to reinforce the etched part anyway so achieved the same result. Never the less it wasn't their error, it was mine.

A little bit more done today on some sub-assemblies and some priming of parts I won't be able to get to easily when I come to prime the completed interior.

One of these was the props. Individual plastic blades, resin hub detail and a plastic boss. A combination to gladded the heart of any masochist  :mellow: I really don't like these types of assemblies, still they went together quite easily mainly because I drilled a few holes in the hubs and didn't trim the waste stub on the end of the blade, thus this became the pin that fit into the hub  :thumbsup: Mind you I'm still not sure I got the blades the right way round ? Mind you I never am  :-\

I'm going to print out a poster for the wall in front of my modelling desk ; "Slow Down : Modelling is NOT a Race"

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 27, 2020, 07:24:27 am

I'm going to print out a poster for the wall in front of my modelling desk ; "Slow Down : Modelling is NOT a Race"


It is during a One Week GB!  :o
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 27, 2020, 09:00:30 am
I'm going to print out a poster for the wall in front of my modelling desk ; "Slow Down : Modelling is NOT a Race"

Yes it is! Between getting all the kits in the stash built & terminus est! Currently, I'm losing! :o
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Scotaidh on September 28, 2020, 01:09:46 am

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One of these was the props. Individual plastic blades, resin hub detail and a plastic boss. A combination to gladded the heart of any masochist  :mellow: I really don't like these types of assemblies, still they went together quite easily mainly because I drilled a few holes in the hubs and didn't trim the waste stub on the end of the blade, thus this became the pin that fit into the hub  :thumbsup: Mind you I'm still not sure I got the blades the right way round ? Mind you I never am  :-\

I'm going to print out a poster for the wall in front of my modelling desk ; "Slow Down : Modelling is NOT a Race"

Because
a) I have moved many, many times over the course of my life, and

b) leaving my models behind is not an option, and

c) sticky-outy bits like prop blades & u/c break off no matter how carefully packed, I decided at an early age that all my aircraft will be built in "flying" mode, and

d) clear plastic discs always look like clear plastic discs, I have always just removed any blades molded to the hubs, fill & smooth the resultant holes in the spinners, and call it a day.

I would love it if kit manufacturers took note of this and included solid spinners in their kits.

I know it'll never happen, but I live in a dreamer's world.  :)  I don't suppose any aftermarket company actually does this?
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2020, 06:57:45 am
I'm going to print out a poster for the wall in front of my modelling desk ; "Slow Down : Modelling is NOT a Race"

Yes it is! Between getting all the kits in the stash built & terminus est! Currently, I'm losing! :o

I raised the white flag on that one year ago, strangely calming  :angel:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2020, 06:59:57 am

d) clear plastic discs always look like clear plastic discs, I have always just removed any blades molded to the hubs, fill & smooth the resultant holes in the spinners, and call it a day.


I have vague memories of a kit manufacturer including clear plastic "spinning props" in their kits year ago, but I could just be becoming delusional ? It's the glue you know  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2020, 07:03:52 am
I get the idea that this is going to be one of those kits where you spend ages on an interior which will never be seen again, but once that's finished the rest of the build will move quite quickly ?

I also ordered some transfers for this today as I discovered I didn't have a any suitable ones. Also dug my Hataka paints Netherlands' AF paint set out in preparation to start getting some paint on it. They include the interior light grey colour in the set  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 28, 2020, 07:19:35 am

I have vague memories of a kit manufacturer including clear plastic "spinning props" in their kits year ago, but I could just be becoming delusional ? It's the glue you know  :rolleyes:


Renwal I think, but JCF will know I expect.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: philp on September 28, 2020, 09:31:31 pm

I have vague memories of a kit manufacturer including clear plastic "spinning props" in their kits year ago, but I could just be becoming delusional ? It's the glue you know  :rolleyes:


Renwal I think, but JCF will know I expect.

MPC did it with their Airfix rereleases under their label.  I had several.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2020, 07:14:02 am

I have vague memories of a kit manufacturer including clear plastic "spinning props" in their kits year ago, but I could just be becoming delusional ? It's the glue you know  :rolleyes:


Renwal I think, but JCF will know I expect.

MPC did it with their Airfix rereleases under their label.  I had several.

 :thumbsup: Cheers mate, glad my memory was correct
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 11, 2020, 07:08:18 am
As mentioned elsewhere I finally got back to the bench for an hour or so today and made a little more progress on the interior bits and bobs. I get the feeling that it's these sub-assemblies that are going to take the time with this kit.

I've decided to set this out as a "virtual" SMW build and get it finished (hopefully) for 5th November when it would have been packed up ready for Telford in an ideal world  :-\
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Flyer on October 11, 2020, 02:14:36 pm

I would love it if kit manufacturers took note of this and included solid spinners in their kits.


I was surprised to find exactly that in a 1/144 P-51 kit (Minicraft I think)  :o
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Scotaidh on October 12, 2020, 02:07:42 am

I would love it if kit manufacturers took note of this and included solid spinners in their kits.


I was surprised to find exactly that in a 1/144 P-51 kit (Minicraft I think)  :o

Ah.  Good to know.  :)
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2020, 06:45:55 am
As mentioned in my Blog I got my mojo back and managed to make some progress on the Fokker  :thumbsup:

It's slow progress, but at least it's progress. There's a lot of interior to build, paint and fit and whilst it's all going together well (touch wood) at the moment it is time consuming. This is partly due to the fact that it's a limited run kit and parts take some care to get off the sprue and then a little more cleaning up then the latest Airfix new tool for instance. Valom have made some attempt to provide guides and mounting points when it comes to fitting the internals and in the main they work, although it is best to extend some of them and give the glue plenty of time to cure for a strong bond.

I've now got to the point where I can start painting the interior and this will take some time as well. For one moment I did wonder if painting a lot of it was actually worth it as the vast majority will not be visible once the fuselage is brought together, but I only wavered for a minute or two and I will paint it to the best of my ability. Once this is done I'll take photos and post them on here so at least you will be able to see the trouble Valom have gone to.

Once the interior is complete and tucked inside I think the rest of the build will go much more quickly as dry fitting major parts has been successful and again Valom have provided some fitment aids/guides. Still the proof of the pudding as they say ?
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 25, 2020, 08:06:40 am
I'm still working on the interior, but I am getting there and will probably be able to get a matt coat on it and start to join the fuselage Tuesday or Wednesday.

In the meantime I've been getting a lot of sub-assemblies done, so many in fact that there are very few parts left on the sprues. We'll see how well they all go together latter this week I suppose.

As mentioned elsewhere fit has been reasonable so far, albeit there's a fair bit of cleaning up of parts to do which adds considerably to the build time. The only "serious" fit issue I've had is with fitting the engine into the cowling. The engines are resin whilst the cowling is plastic and boy did it take some serious scraping of the interior to get it to fit. It seemed to take an age, but I did spread it over three sessions. Oddly when I came to do the second one it fitted perfectly, which makes me think it was something I did ?

Still onwards and upwards  ;)
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 25, 2020, 06:07:56 pm
Never heard of it ! I like the details on the fuselage. Sign of the times.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 28, 2020, 07:37:19 am
Right here's a couple of shots of the interior before it disappears from view for ever.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a134/NARSES2/Interior_2.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/NARSES2/p/2be37c79-8ad9-4889-8027-aeca50129ef6)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a134/NARSES2/Interior_1.JPG?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/NARSES2/p/89210340-2668-4df0-a64a-eb4b9a4a4550)

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 28, 2020, 10:27:13 am
Blimey, that looks a BIG aeroplane!  :o
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Mossie on October 28, 2020, 12:38:36 pm
I keep seeing the name of this thread an think it's a channel about early European aviation...

Big beast Chris, she'll look impressive when done.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 29, 2020, 07:17:20 am
Blimey, that looks a BIG aeroplane!  :o

I suppose it's Wellington size, but with a "chunkier" fuselage.  Reminds me of the Ju.86 for some reason, but without the nose turret. Not sure why, but it is from the same time period.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 31, 2020, 07:10:04 am
I've fitted the interior into the starboard fuselage half and it fits very nicely  :thumbsup:

When it came to joining the two fuselage halves I had to approach it in a slightly different way than I would normally. The fuselage cross section means that if you try and simply join the two halves you'll end up with a considerable gap between the two halves on the underside. However if you apply glue to the underside and let the join set solid you can then glue the top side join with no problem at all. The result being no gap on either join. You can't do it the other way around as the underside of the fuselage is far more "solid" whilst the topside is quite "flexible".

I also continue to work on the last of the sub-assemblies and am fast approaching the task I am dreading. The cowling cooling flaps are etched. I'll tackle these next week sometime



Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 01, 2020, 06:12:15 am
Most of the sub-assemblies are now complete and there are very few parts left on the sprues.

It was interesting when it came to fitting the nacelles to the wings that whilst the instructions imply the parts are not handed when it comes to it the nacelles certainly prefers one wing to the other. The join will need a little PPP but overall it's pretty good.

I've test fit the wings to the fuselage and the fit looks quite good. It isn't quite a butt joint so the wing has some support, but I think it will be a case of fitting one wing and ensuring that the joint on that has cured before moving on to t'other.

The one thing I've learnt with this build is patience, it's not a build you can rush at all. Give it time and it builds quite nicely  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 04, 2020, 06:20:09 am
Work continues slowly but surely. I've done a little p.s.r. on the fuselage joints, but in all honest it didn't take much. Also started p.s.r. on the wing nacelle joints. Needs a little more, but not that much more.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 04, 2020, 11:23:19 am
Looking good.

Fokker had an all-metal airliner project from the late '30s that had a similar wing.

(http://www.luftfahrt-bibliothek.de/zeitschrift-flugsport-oskar-ursinus-luftsport-luftfahrt-luftverkehr/luftsport-luftfahrt-luftverkehr-flugsport-1944/zeitschrift-flugsport-1944-luftsport-luftverkehr-luftfahrt-324.png)
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Martin H on November 04, 2020, 02:31:04 pm
Looking good.

Fokker had an all-metal airliner project from the late '30s that had a similar wing.

(http://www.luftfahrt-bibliothek.de/zeitschrift-flugsport-oskar-ursinus-luftsport-luftfahrt-luftverkehr/luftsport-luftfahrt-luftverkehr-flugsport-1944/zeitschrift-flugsport-1944-luftsport-luftverkehr-luftfahrt-324.png)


Cool. You can see where Fokker got the layout of the F-27 from..........................

Watching Chris's progress on this with interest. I have three of the Valom kits in the stash.........................
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 10, 2020, 06:39:48 am
Got a little more done on this today.

The engine/cowling/nacelle area is the one which has needed the most fettling in order to get things to fit so far. Nothing more than some serious scraping and sanding, but it is a little time consuming. The engine has a slightly odd mount which is intended to "slide" into the nacelle. Well it doesn't without a lot of thinning of the nacelle walls, hence the scrapping. If I was to build another I would dispense with the mount and fix the engine directly into the cowling which I think would make life easier.

Another thing to watch out for is the fact that the instructions would have you fit the exhaust, air intakes and etched cowling gills to the cowling before fitting the complete assembly to the nacelle. Well don't, especially the gills. Fit the cowling to the nacelle and it will help you line everything else up. Try and follow the instructions and it will end in tears, you may be able to do it that way, but I didn't bother trying as I just knew there's no way I could.

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 15, 2020, 05:55:47 am
Slow progress continues. If I'm honest I'll be happy if I finish it this year. That's not a criticism of the kit, it's just one of those builds that takes it own time.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: kitbasher on November 15, 2020, 06:05:25 am
Looking forward to seeing the finished model, Chris.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 13, 2020, 06:31:11 am
Made some progress with this and I now have all the major sub-assemblies complete. I want to test fit the transparencies now and see how much fettling they will need before attaching the flying surfaces to the fuselage. So hopefully get it ready for paint before Christmas.

One of the things I was dreading was fitting the etched brass cooling gills to the engine cowlings. Anyway as it happens they went very well  :thumbsup: The sets of gills (2 per cowling) are produced on a separate sheet of brass from the other pieces and it seems much thinner and far more flexible. Anyway after annealing them they conformed to the curvature very well and the whole process was quick and easy. Sure they don't quite meet up, but the gap is relatively small and can quite easily be placed on the inner side of the cowl and then disguised with some thin card.

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 20, 2020, 06:40:38 am
Working on the transparencies, and there's a lot of them. Thank goodness I got the Peewit mask set  :thumbsup: They generally fit ok, some need a little fettling, but in the main they are ok.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 22, 2020, 06:22:18 am
Started assembling the airframe and one wing has been fitted. Very good fit as well  :thumbsup:

I may be able to start getting paint on this during the gap between Christmas and New Year, we shall see.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Tophe on December 22, 2020, 06:52:55 am
Good program. When may we see updated pictures? &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 23, 2020, 06:27:18 am
Good program. When may we see updated pictures? &lt;_&lt;

Once I have a complete airframe I'll post some pics Tophe.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 28, 2020, 06:30:23 am
Here's where I am with this project

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a134/NARSES2/Fokker_TV_001.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/NARSES2/p/5da55a01-0902-414d-8a2f-1aaca97004b7)





Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Tophe on December 28, 2020, 06:46:56 am
Good! It is very nice to see a picture to understand your words better. &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: chrisonord on December 28, 2020, 06:49:16 am
Looking forward to seeing this  done  Chris  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 28, 2020, 07:08:47 am
Looking forward to seeing this  done  Chris  :thumbsup:

It'll be a while Chris. It's very much a "slowly, slowly, catchee monkey build". It's not difficult, but I find that it tends to want to go along at its own pace  ;D Should be getting paint on it in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: chrisonord on December 28, 2020, 09:07:36 am
Looking forward to seeing this  done  Chris  :thumbsup:

It'll be a while Chris. It's very much a "slowly, slowly, catchee monkey build". It's not difficult, but I find that it tends to want to go along at its own pace  ;D Should be getting paint on it in the next week or so.
Ah one of those blighters eh?? thanks to my fingers and the cold, quite a few of my kits are turning out to be as such :angry:
chris
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2021, 06:48:45 am
I'm still making very slow progress with this and in all honesty it's a bit of a curates egg. Most of it goes together ok, but some is a struggle. Still I've now got a complete airframe and can think about paint. The canopies are masked, thank you Peewit  :thumbsup: but they are not the clearest so a lot of work I've done in the interior is probably wasted, but hey ho, worse things happen at sea  :rolleyes:

Oddly though I am enjoying this build  :unsure: As long as you take your time it's ok. I'm treating it as the "third build" on the bench. Whilst the other two builds have most of my attention and time, when I have a spare 30 minutes or so I'll turn to it and move another step forward.

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 14, 2021, 06:47:07 am
I'm not sure if there is much visible different between this and the last picture, but it is all buttoned up and ready for paint now

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a134/NARSES2/Fokker_airframe_1.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/NARSES2/p/de5e8371-e279-4df9-b3ae-78a2b32ef1da)

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: chrisonord on February 14, 2021, 07:05:02 am
Looking forward to seeing this one done  Chris, like you have  said  they are not quick build  kits are valom  kits. And can  someone please  stop giving  curates  eggs. :-X  ;D ;D
Chris
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 21, 2021, 06:15:16 am
First coat of paint on the underside  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 07, 2021, 06:08:30 am
Just to show that I am making progress she has had the first of her 3 coloured upper camouflage scheme applied, although it's hardly visible in this shot. Stands out a bit more after this morning's coat.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a134/NARSES2/Paintshop.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/NARSES2/p/2ba1d4e1-60db-441d-afc9-136e9c4f6aca)


Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 28, 2021, 06:20:37 am
Second topside colour done
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Tophe on March 28, 2021, 07:14:32 am
Will we have a picture? (this is not obligatory, but if it is available, it will be wellcome) ;)
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: chrisonord on March 28, 2021, 10:07:55 am
Looking good  Chris  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 29, 2021, 06:39:49 am
Will we have a picture? (this is not obligatory, but if it is available, it will be wellcome) ;)

Yup, when I take shots of the finished Lagg
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 03, 2021, 07:11:37 am
Will we have a picture? (this is not obligatory, but if it is available, it will be wellcome) ;)

As promised Tophe. Second topside colour, dark green plus it's got another project I've been working on posed alongside to keep it company.

Hopefully third colour on latter this week

In the paint shop 2/4/21

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a134/NARSES2/Fokker_paintshop_002.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/NARSES2/p/f40b09b3-2f0a-481b-ac28-ee356502a7cd)

Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: Tophe on April 03, 2021, 07:15:06 am
Good work! :thumbsup:
(and the twin-boomer also on the picture [Flizer?] makes the whole set: marvelous) ;D
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 03, 2021, 07:29:58 am
Yup it is a Flitzer Tophe
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: zenrat on April 04, 2021, 03:39:40 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 11, 2021, 06:09:22 am
Started to get the third top colour on