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Old 12-20-2011, 07:32 PM
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Completed the fake rib stitching. I did nothing to elaborite, just wanted to define the rib locations.

Applied the Turquoise colour to the bottom of the wings. Left out the panels on both sides of the bottom wing. This will be where the white field and iron crosses will be located.
Will let this sit for about a week (if I can wait that long) then I will apply the light tan top colour. I am happy with the way it has turned out.

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Old 12-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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I have been busy in the Fokker factory over the past few days.
The white squares for the iron crosses are now on the bottom wing. The tops of the wings have been painted light tan, as the base for my olive streaking. The area for the white squares on the top wing will be painted after the wings have been streaked. It will be easiest to mask and do it all in one shot

Fuselage has been covered, turned out really well, happy with the way it looks. It also has a tan base coat applied. I left the areas, on the sides and top for the white squares, as well for the black band that wraps around the fuselage. Will paint that after streaking.

I will let the wings harden up before I streak them with the olive, however the fuselage is ready, so hope to start that tomorrow.

The tan will almost be covered with the streaking, as you can see from the picture of the DR1 that I am doing. I hope mine will look this good when finished, hopefully...LOL

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:53 AM
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Currently I have 3 coats of olive streaking on the fuselage, and the wings.
I think I may need one more coat.
I am very happy with the results

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:30 PM
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Craig,
It is looking very good, what type of paint are you using? I am currently building a 1/4 DR1 and I will also be doing the camo streaking.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:54 PM
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I am using latex enamel for my paint.
I was hoping to use the same paint as Del, however cannot get the Oil base that he used. It is working pretty good, can either spray or brush it on. For the bottoms, I sprayed using my touch up gun. The top tan and olive is done with a brush. For the white and black colour I am using an aerosol, enamel latex, which is comparable with the can paint. Picked the paint up at Lowes, "Valspar" is what I am using.
Very happy with the results so far.

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Old 12-28-2011, 06:06 PM
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Thanks for the info,
I was planning on using latex. I usually use Behr paint from Home Depot.

I see you trimmed your brush down for the streaking.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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Looking Good. You probably know how your going to paint on the markings but I like to tell you how I did it. First of all I used latex so maybe what I did would not help you. I cut out the crosses from the plans and outlined them with a pencile on the white backround. Then I took black electrical tape and outlined it so to create nice smooth border when using a brush. The electrical take stretches and does not bleed keeping a nice border. For the fokker logo on the fuse I used a fine ink pen which worked great no smugging.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:46 PM
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I have used electrical tape before, low tack, and does bend nicely.
I usually use Tamiya tape, this tape leaves a great edge, no bleed and also is low tack. I used it on the bottom white squares turned out great. The iron crosses will be sprayed after they are masked.
I do the same thing for the markings, will trace the crosses on the white then mask and paint. I will let things cure for about a week before I do the white fields.
I think I will put it all together tonight, to have a look. It is also a great for drying as the painted parts do not touch anything.
I still need to finish up sanding and covering the ailerons as well as the rudder.

More pictures to follow after it is set up.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:19 PM
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Default RE: Glenn Torrence (GTM) 1/3 Scale Dr.1 Build Along

I set it up

Can you tell I am happy!!!
Still lots more to get done, but she is coming along.

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Old 12-29-2011, 04:51 PM
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She is a thing of beauty
I think you nailed the camo streaking, good job!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:23 PM
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Thanks Anthony

I am pretty happy on how it has turned out so far.[8D]
Once the iron crosses are on, and the painting is done, it should look good.

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Old 12-29-2011, 06:12 PM
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Look'n good Craig, you're doing a great job...............

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:42 PM
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Thanks Del, this thread has been a great reference as I build. Not to much detail in the instructions so this has been a great help.

Been working the front end of the midwing fuselage section.
Seems to be 2 ways to do this.
I like the way you did it, but I also like the method in the first picture I am posting.
A wrap around the wing followed by the front section with a tapered top.

Thoughts???

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:39 PM
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Made a quick paper template, so you can see what I am thinking.

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:21 PM
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Happy New Year to everyone................

While I contimplate which hood idea to go with, and while the streaking is drying, I started on the guns

The Balsa USA guns go together pretty quick. Have spent the last couple days building the parts, and changing a few things.
Cocking mech is done, feed tray, and ejection tray is also done. Cooling jackets and muzzle pieces are also done.
For the receiver group, I covered it with white styrene plastic, makes for a good finish in the long run, and the sides sand seemless. I will also add some brass brads as receiver rivets in a few locations.
Overall pretty happy with the results. Hope to get it all glued up this evening.
I found it easiest to build all my parts and do one final assembly when it is complete.

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:10 PM
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Over the past couple of days I have been working on the Machine Guns. Been on and off, but they are almost finished.
A few more details to add, to dress them up.
I made a stand so I can paint them, also its a good place to put them until I install them.
Next I will put steel paint on all the high areas, then spray flat black. After the black I will rub down the paint to smoothen out the finish, and go from there.
I will post more as I proceed.

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Old 01-03-2012, 03:16 AM
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Don't use flat black, the guns were blued, not painted. Use testors gun metal over testors steel. Then rub and buff. Rub harder at the areas that would show wear. And make sure all the wood is sealed before painting or it will look like wood not metal. Use zap with your finger and rub it in the wood........This is a nice build,
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:00 AM
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Good point on the blueing colour. I was going to do an initial black to check for any wood grain issues. I have been following your suggestion with regards to the CA on the wood parts. Have already done the barrel jacket a few times. Then I decided to go over all the large wood pieces with thin plastic styrene to get a good base finish.
I will be using model masters steel so I think they also make gun metal. Will have to check it out.
Will do the steel first followed by the top coat. Thanks for the info.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:43 AM
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Model Masters has gun metal and they have it in thier buffing metalizer formula as well.
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Every WWI Machine gun I've seen looks black. Maybe they are gun metal but they sure look black to me.

I paint my guns silver first. then black over that. I "weather" the corners and edges and the silver shows through..

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The gun metal from Model Masters is more of a graphite color than either blue or black.
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What I've done is to first slop on a coat of flat black. Then after it's dried, rub on graphite power (from a pencil). This creates a metal look. Then rub a bit more graphite on the edges for a worn look.
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Hello all Fokker fans,
I have a question about the paint schemes the DRI's were delivered to the front lines with. From what I have read they were all delived to the front (with very few exceptions) with Olive Drab Cowls and Olive Drab camo streaked fuse and wings. The squadron and pilot markings were added at the field by the ground crews. I am in the process of building a 1/4 Balsa USA kit and I plan on painting mine with the markings of 152/17 or 161/17. Both were painted indentical for Von Richtofen. Red top wing and aft fuse. I plan on painting the entire plane with the factory colors including the white cross fields then painting the red for the proper effect. I assumed all the DRI's were delivered with white rudders. I have found a pic of 127/17 another one of Richtofen's mounts in the full camo paint scheme (before any red was added)and it appears the rudder was also camo streaked.

So my real question is should I paint the rudder white before the red top coat or camo streak? This will have an effect on the final color of the red. I am leaning towards painting it white then red.
Here is a pic of the color plate for 161/17 and the blackand white pic of 127/17. I am also attaching a pic of my 1/4 guns. There were painted with Model Masters gunmetal paint. I did spary a base coat of flat black primer. I wish I would have filled the wood grain 1st.
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I picked up 2 bottles of the gun metal, and one of aluminum.
They are both buffable. Will use the aluminum on the ammo box.

I will give this method a go. I know that the guns do look black, and have done the black before, worn down the colour to reveal the metal underneath, it was very convincing.

Hope to do some tonight, if not tomorrow.

As well I think it is time for the white background to be placed on the top wing and fuse. More pics to follow.

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Sprayed the steel on the guns.
Looks awesome now that it is all one colour
There are a few low and high spots on the barrel jacket. I will leave that, it will look like pitting after the gun metal is on and buffed.
These will sit over night, then I will spray the gun metal.
My little paint stand works great.

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