Friday, 22 July 2011

REVELL FOKKER EINDECKER E-III 1/72.

Hello all,

This is an older work that I have had knocking around in the aircraft gallery.Being a bone idle git, well to be honest I have quite a few projects coming to an end, so I am for a change very busy.Getting nowhere fast.So with any luck a few more posts in the pipeline.
 I love these Revell bi plane kits a hell of a lot.They are cheap and simple to build.I really like the cheap bit being a skin flint.
For a novice plane builder like myself having only 30 or so bits is a bonus.The only thing is flash on these kits, but a quick go with the craft knife and job done.

The rigging is a bit of a cheat.I used florist wire which is a bit like using iron girders on it.Its better than nothing, but I am plucking up the courage to try real rigging,drilling and thread the works.


The camo scheme was straight off the box,but I have seen other schemes for Ottoman planes that look great,which is handy because I have another one in the stash.It is a light brown colour for desert ops with a large white square and a small black square in the centre for identification, so a quick conversion job on the decals should be quite simple.
The decals were a pain in the arse.The fusalge stripes were the hardest to get straight, I managed to break the bloody thing and had to hand paint them to jion them up.The wing decals went on like a dream, a good dose of microsolve laid them flat.
The other thing that I am chuffed with on this build was the propeller.I managed to get a good wood grain on the prop.I used Vallejo wood glaze on it and it seemed to do the trick with a coat of varnish.
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW AND ANY COMMENTS MORE THAN WELCOME.

Cheers for looking,   Rich.

7 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

Funnily enough I find this one of the harder of the Stringbags to rig..getting 4 lines over the upper strut is a bit of a pain.
Nice looking kite.
Cheers
paul

Al said...

Yeah, nice kit, I have the ICM one of these, which was an okay build too

Nick Grant said...

Nice work. Simple but effective.

Nick

Remco said...

Clean work, well done

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good work

Those "wires" make the model

Paul said...

I hate WW1 aircraft construction. No matter how you wired it it still looks great.

When are we making the T55?

CarloAntonio said...

You make another great work !!! Compliments my friend