[WWI] virtual Fokker DVII

Mike Fletcher nieuport at rogers.com
Thu Aug 12 16:08:13 EDT 2004

The weathering looks good but it could be glossier - the lozenge fabric
was given a glossy coat of clear dope to seal it and to reduce drag.
I don't think the Fokkers were as glossy as the Sopwiths but a quick
glace through my Fokker directory reveils some - at least to the
satin/semi-gloss level. Admittedly on an aircraft that has been in use
for a few months it would have dulled further but there should be some
reflectivity, especially in the darker areas, imho. (The matt-ness makes
it look more weathered than it otherwise would I think).
Have you seen the write-up on digital modelling in WW1 Aero? I only had
time to scan through it quickly but it looked interesting.

Very cool. :)


> Hi
> I've been working on this pretty heavy recently
> Due date for final art is sept 1 - so I'll have to move quickly.
> Posted some updates here:
> http://mwmiller.net/Fokker_DVII/DVII.html
> most recent image
> http://mwmiller.net/Fokker_DVII/d7fin4.jpg
> also have a WIP thread going on the aerodrome
> http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16428
> and yeah - my "weathering" is unrealisticly heavy
> still trying to figure out whether or not I like it that way.
> I think I'll just leave it alone for a couple of days and see if
> it grows on me.
> also still debating the correct colors for the loz scheme
> http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16203
> critique is always welcome
> mark

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