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Scratchbuilding a Fokker T.V

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Hi guys, here's my next attempt at scratchbuilding a plane. It's the venerable Fokker T.V (5), a light bomber of which only 16 were built, most o f which got knocked out by the Luftwaffe in the May days of 1940. I will be slaughtering the innards of a Mark1 Bristol Beaufighter for this, as the T.V also used Bristol Pegasus engines and a very similar landing gear. So that's that covered. For the glass sections I'll have to learn to make "cold punched"(or whatever the process is called) forms, but I guess I'll figure that out. Here's the hull, using a lateral sandwich technique. Not much different from the sandwich hulls I used to build my 1:700 warships with, but getting the mirrored parts the equal size and and the right spot can be tricky. 5 cut layers of 1mm styrene with 1mm rods as bracing. Apply milliput, cut, sand, repeat.

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Looking good! I'd never heard of this plane before. An intriguing project.

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Looking forward to seeing this one through!
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I've always been impressed by scrathbuilding...

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Looking great! Have you decided on which markings to use? Those Dutch ones look awfully nice.

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Excellent project. With its very squared off glass nose, the T.V was a far cry from other Fokker aircraft like the G.I Reaper. Hopefully, it ends up looking a bit like this 1/48 scale effort. The LVA Camouflagebeige, Camouflagegroen and Camouflagebruin combo is one of my favourites.
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Thanks for the encouragements, folks. Here's the progress. The hull is almost complete, will need some more refinement, but all in all acceptable.
The wing stubs and the engine nacelles have been mutilated but are starting to look good. Much more putty will be spilled before they are finished, however.
I will use the -indeed- beautiful colour scheme and the orange triangle markings.

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Let the great chopping begin!

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The main parts coming together nicely.

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splendid! that is looking very like the real thing.

I admire scratchbuilding I so wish I had the chops to do work like that! :mrgreen:

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Skinning an existing wing to make the new one is a brilliant idea. Very clever!

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Thanks. I will have to redo the outer wings. I started with a CA-infused paper cutout with 2 layers of 1mm-styrene on each side (leading to roughly 4,5mm thick wings at the base). The steps however are too large and take so much putty that the putty starts taking on a life of its own. I will have to make shallower steps by adding .5mm styrene to the build. That will require less putty and add more rigidity to the wings.

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