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    Default Official Fokker E.II Painting Thread

    Kurt von Crailsheim (Oct 1915, FFA 53 - CDL Fokker) and Ernst Freiherr von Althaus (Dec 1915, Kek Vaux - Grey Fokker)

    The EII are convert from the Valom Fokker EIII kit. Happened by miscalculation than intention. Had the decals made up; ordered the Valom kits and then realized that the decals were for EII and since Crailsheim died on 30 December 1915 there was no chance he used the same paint scheme for an EIII. The conversion was pretty easy - scrap off the compass on the right wing and bulk up the right side of the cowling.

    One further mishap was I lost one of the wheels from the sprue. I know this can easily happen and was 'paying attention' but it's been a distracting couple of weeks. Anyway at the last stage when I went to glue on the wheels I found one of them (for the grey Fokker) missing. Panic - but preserving my toilet paper supply I realized the sprue was about the right diameter. I chopped off a couple of disks (2 so that the wheels would match), from the sprue and not a toilet paper roll, and put a bead of modelling paste around the rim for a tire. They're not elegant and I may some day replace them but more likely I will forget all about it.

    ETA: 4th photo has silvering on the aluminum bits. I had forgotten to do this in the other photos.

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    Last edited by ShadowDragon; 03-27-2020 at 10:11.



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