[WWI] Next up - the Fokker Spinne

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 19 08:05:41 EDT 2007


Many thanks for that.

Michael

>From: Joel Christy <jbarchristy at yahoo.co.uk>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: Re: [WWI] Next up - the Fokker Spinne
>Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:20:29 +0100 (BST)
>
>Hi Michael,
>
>   When I scratch built my Spinne I used 10 thou brass wire and hot 
>stretched sprue and glued it all together with super glue so you shouldn't 
>have any trouble. Lotsa rigging though..... See  
>http://wingsandwires.piczo.com  and click on World War One Aircraft 2, 
>scroll to the bottom and see my Spinne.
>
>   Cheers,
>
>   Joel
>
>Michael Kendix <mkendix at hotmail.com> wrote:
>   Having finished the Phönix C.I, have decided to start the VLE Models 
>Fokker
>Spinne. In order to generate the courage to start it, I contacted Bob
>Wheeler, who is VLE Models. he used to live nearby but for family reasons
>moved down to North Carolina. Had a nice long chat and he gave me a few
>tips, and answered my questions.
>
>I actually purchased this kit in 1999 so it's passed time to build it. The
>advantages are - no seams, only about 4 vac parts to sand out, no decals.
>The disadvantages are - it's really difficult to know how to put it
>together. The soft metal parts are OK, but you have to bend all these bits
>of brass rod to shape then glue it to the wings using super glue.
>
>We shall see. If anyone has actually built this thing, I'd be really 
>pleased
>to know how it went.
>
>Michael
>
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