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B. L. Strykers Fokker F. VII

The two decades between the First and Second World Wars saw major advances in all areas of technology. In military and civil aviation, flimsy wood and canvas biplanes and triplanes gave way to sleek all-metal monoplanes. The lumbering "land ships" of WW1 were replaced by maneuverable tanks and armoured cars. In this GB, anything that was developed and operated between 1919 and 1939 (but not WW2) is fair game.
Runs from 10 August 2019 to 26 January 2020.
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Re: B. L. Strykers Fokker F. VII

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Good progress. Looks very nice.

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Wow I didn’t even know this kit was out there. The extra work you are doing looks amazing. You’re making me want to get one too!

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Metro did have one of the shelves, first at the original City site then at Box Hill, but it would appear someone finally bought it.
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Re: B. L. Strykers Fokker F. VII

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The aluminum painting is done. Unfortunately, small mistakes are recognizable, but I leave so.
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After the clearcoat came the decals. Unfortunately, the roundels were a bit brittle. For the side fin, there were none, so this had to be painted itself. The films for the windows were fixed with seconds adhesive. Now comes the most complicated. The engine nacelles with the carrier and chassis have to fit together.
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As with all of your builds, looking great. Very envious! :mrgreen:
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Very nice.

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Looks lovely. Amazing progress too!

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Long is my last post. But the complicated engine suspension had diminished my desire to continue building. So in between I built a B-1 from Academy and a B-52H from Revell. The pictures follow as soon as I have time to operate the camera in sunshine. Now I've picked myself up and continued on the Fokker. The motor gondolas are attached.
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Re: B. L. Strykers Fokker F. VII

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In addition, I have glued the elements for the rudder to then attach the ropes.
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