[WWI] Arizona Model Aircrafters Flyboys Fokker Dr.1 - Questions

Knut Erik Hagen knut.erik.hagen at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 23:09:56 EDT 2011


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Knut Erik

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Robert Randall <rdrandal at gmail.com> wrote:
> I performed a kit inventory upon receipt and found a sheet of balsa badly
> mangled on one end. I will need to buy another sheet of balsa to create
> several damaged ribs. I also noticed that the 'real' aluminum engine cowl
> included in the kit will require extensive cutting wherein lies one of my
> questions. What is the easiest way to add what appear to be rivets to an
> aluminum cowl? I don't own a drill-press and hope there is an easier way to
> create the appearance of rivets.
> Next question is that after spending a lot of money for this kit I want to
> create an accurate model of M. Von Richthofen's aircraft. Does anyone know
> if Richthofen's aircraft(s) was all red or red & white. I believe the Dr. 1
> he died in was not the all red aircraft. Another question on this topic
> concerns what would be the best covering material for the model. I was
> thinking about using Fokker Red Monokote (if there is such a color). Does
> anyone have any suggestions?
> The rotary engine included with the model is a Le Rhone Rotary by Williams
> Brothers Model Products. What does everyone recommend for a scale wooden
> prop for this model as far as size and pitch? This will be a static model
> when completed but again I would like to try to build for accuracy if
> possible.
> Next is anyone aware of Fokker Dr. 1 decals in 1/8 scale? Does anyone know
> if there are any cockpit instrument gauges in 1/8 scale or will I need to
> scratch build?
> I could think of no better group to ask for assistance than this group. You
> folks are one of the reasons I decided to build a large scale model of what
> I believe was one of the most interesting aircraft of many from the WW1 era.
> Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks - Bob

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