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    Default Fokker DVII Repaint.

    I have just completed my repaint of Gunther von Buren's Jasta 18 D VII. Here is a synopsis of how I carried it out.
    With thanks to Gunners and Dom for supplying the decals.



    Here is the plane after a night in the freezer and rapid emersion in almost boiling water to shock the glued joints apart.
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    Note that I have also removed the decal camo to reveal the original colour underneath.
    This was achieved by the use of Micro sol and a cocktail stick.

    The next stage was to spray undercoat the plane white.
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    The next process was to paint the main body of the plane in red and white
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    Then the details were added, and given a black wash.
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    I then cut out the decals to a template I had made by drawing around the wings.
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    Micro set was applied to the under wings and the decals were afixed.
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    The plane was left to dry overnight.

    It was then re-assembled with superglue.
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    It was now ready for the rest of the decals to be positioned.


    Micro set was applied again, and once the decals were firmly in place, Micro sol was lightly brushed over to aid the conformity to the body.

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    The completed aircraft was given a coat of gloss varnish, followed
    by one of Testor's Dull coat to take off the shine.
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    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Well worth a G&T in the mess wingco see you there

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    Thanks for this!
    You opened the door for my building of my collection of Belgian planes!

    Seems simple and the result is top notch! What do you want more?


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    Thats a beauty Rob! Worth some rep without a doubt!
    Ken Head - "The Cowman"
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    Muito bom. Um dia farei isso também. Os meus primeiros aviões já estão chegando.

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    Rob!

    For that effort you deserve two G & T`s!


    Rich

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    A great job!
    Where I can get those decals?


    Enrico

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    I second Alexandre no clue as to what was said but looks good.
    Seriously though the quality of your workmanship is superb as always.
    Excellent
    Linz

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    Thumbs up

    Congratulations Rob, another 5 Star repaint!

    See you in the Club for a celebratory tipple

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Another fine effort there Mr. Rob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre View Post
    Muito bom. Um dia farei isso também. Os meus primeiros aviões já estão chegando.
    Muito obrigado. Eu vou ser feliz de vê-los quando terminar Alexandre.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard m schwab View Post
    Rob!

    For that effort you deserve two G & T`s!


    Rich
    I hope you mean two bottles Rich. It looks like I'm going to need them for my next couple of rebuilds. I only undid the packet this morning and already am pulling my hair out. I can't afford to do that with what little hair is left to me.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by eriko76 View Post
    A great job!
    Where I can get those decals?


    Enrico
    Do you have the ability to print decal paper Enrico. If so we may be able to do something.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    To all the rest of you who have posted here.

    It is one of the main things that keeps up the enjoyment of continueing to doing the rebuilds and repaints, instead of just flying off into the Sunset. That, combined with seeing others work improving until it excells my own, is one of the great things about this site. It is not just a chat room, it is active in extending our knowledge base in so many different ways.
    The thanks should really go to you chaps for motivating me.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Very nice Rob
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    Very very nice work. And inspiring too. I hope to do a tenth of what you can.
    Karl
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    Very good Rob.
    I wish I could do that well.
    What paint did you use for the red colour.
    Don

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    Well done, Rob, what a beautiful kite you made!
    Andrzej.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt View Post
    Very good Rob.
    I wish I could do that well.
    What paint did you use for the red colour.
    Don
    I was very tempted to leave it the plastic red which was the same pinky red as the original Red Barron one, but it looked a bit too slick, so I base coated the whole plane white, and used Games Workshop Blopod Red for the finish.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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