PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-30-2017, 07:25 AM
ricleite ricleite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 670
Total Downloaded: 0
Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM

After a long period in “off” mode (no, the office holidays were not so good…) I’m back to “business as usual” here in the forum. The idea was to show a Me-262 built some time ago but that one will come later. So, it will be a Fokker E-II, from GPM, assembled during the holidays.
It was a quick build, despite the surprisingly high number of parts (621) for such a simple and not so detailed plane. The number reflects the designer’s choices which, in some cases, could be vastly simplified. However, the solutions are not awkward and the kit is very well organized, with nice instruction drawings. So much that, for a change, I decided to follow the proposed assembly sequence almost entirely.
The first pictures, as always, show the kit. As the wing structure card parts are basically “impossible” to cut, I invested a few more euros on the laser cut set, which is also shown in the pictures.
Attached Thumbnails
Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c01.jpg   Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c02.jpg   Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c03.jpg   Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c04.jpg   Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c05.jpg  

Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c06.jpg   Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c07.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2  
Old 08-30-2017, 08:10 AM
Richschindler Richschindler is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: No longer living in NYC. Mooresville, NC is my home now.
Posts: 1,494
Total Downloaded: 1.50 GB
An interesting bird, I'll be watching the build.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2017, 08:17 AM
7TP 7TP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Nakhon Nayok, Thailand
Posts: 239
Total Downloaded: 38.04 MB
I'm happy to see this one.
I am going to follow this thread for sure
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-30-2017, 11:53 AM
busoramas's Avatar
busoramas busoramas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Posts: 389
Total Downloaded: 49.51 MB
I miss your work!
glad to see your reports here again
__________________
Paúl Sánchez
PaperHuman pilots!
http://paulestudios.com/juegos/index.php/en/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-30-2017, 02:06 PM
Don Boose's Avatar
Don Boose Don Boose is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Posts: 14,625
Total Downloaded: 68.07 MB
I can't wait to see how you deal with this historic bird.

Don
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6  
Old 08-30-2017, 03:01 PM
cardist's Avatar
cardist cardist is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fife, Scotland
Posts: 880
Total Downloaded: 643.99 MB
You will certainly find this kit a lot easier with the laser accessories. I remember it took me a few evenings to cut them out by hand! My finished build can be found here.

GPM Fokker EII

Have fun with this, it's a great kit and an enjoyable build.

Bernie
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-31-2017, 07:21 AM
ricleite ricleite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 670
Total Downloaded: 0
Thanks for the interest, friends

@ Bernie - thanks for the link and what a nice plane! I noted that you made some improvements to the kit. I'll show the "basic" version...

The front fuselage side panels are plainly flat. However, they take quite a few parts inside. They will serve both to add strength and to ease the cross formers adjustment. Not really necessary, if you ask me, but the model would not be better without them.
I decided to superimpose the parts to glue on card to the laser cut parts. This way, the thickness is the same but, with the laser cut parts, maybe the others could be discarded.
Attached Thumbnails
Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c08.jpg   Fokker E.II - 1/33 - GPM-fokker-e.ii-c09.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-31-2017, 08:18 PM
Royaloakmin Royaloakmin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Windsor ON
Posts: 1,126
Total Downloaded: 0
A joy to sit in, Ricardo.
__________________
Fred Bultman
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-01-2017, 01:31 PM
Erik Zwaan's Avatar
Erik Zwaan Erik Zwaan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Leiden area, The Netherlands
Posts: 1,235
Total Downloaded: 17.13 MB
Ah, the master's back from his hide-away! Another interesting build to come, the Fokker E2. Looking forward to see how you handle the guy wires (that's at least what we call them at the flare stacks in the refinery world).

Good luck with this new project Ricardo,

Erik
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-03-2017, 02:44 PM
smithdr smithdr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Federal Way, Washington
Posts: 427
Total Downloaded: 112.12 MB
I so missed your posts. This will be good and give me a Ricardo fix as well!

Getting the popcorn...Dan
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Tags
1/33, fokker e.ii, gpm

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.70%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-17, Paper Modelers.com