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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #45 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.
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2020, 06:05:25 am »
Looking forward to seeing the finished model, Chris.
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #47 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.

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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #48 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.
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #49 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.
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2020, 06:52:55 am »
Good program. When may we see updated pictures? <_<
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2020, 06:27:18 am »
Good program. When may we see updated pictures? <_<

Once I have a complete airframe I'll post some pics Tophe.
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2020, 06:30:23 am »
Here's where I am with this project







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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2020, 06:46:56 am »
Good! It is very nice to see a picture to understand your words better. <_<
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2020, 06:49:16 am »
Looking forward to seeing this  done  Chris  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #56 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:
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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #58 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



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Re: Fokker T.V. (Early)
« Reply #59 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
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