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Tim's old Frog Focke Wulf
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PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 11:55 pm 
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I bought this at SMW a few years ago for the princely sum of £1.00. After reading a bit about it online I thought I'd dig it out as I thought it would make a good candidate for this GB.

ImageDSCF9223 by timothy jones, on Flickr

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ImageDSCF9221 by timothy jones, on Flickr

As you can see there is no cockpit interior so I'll be doing a Great Auk and painting the inside of the canopy. The lack of any wheel well detail (not even a panel line to show where they should be) is a different matter. :???:


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Good luck - and definitely fodder for this GB, by the looks of it!

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Here's wishing you success with this one, Tim!

I think the kit's simplicity actually works in your favor and if your past builds are any guide, you should prevail gloriously!

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Looking at the parts, I'm thinking: Get out the tube glue, paint brush, and remember back when you were a child; it should be done and tied onto the end of a string in about 20 minutes.
Good luck with the build.


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Mmmmm, this is something of an old classic, Tim. It looks like the wheels down option requires the main landing gear to be glued directly onto the wing underside, given that there are no wheel wells. Oh dear, not a good start. I'm not sure even the markings option for the well-known ace Georg-Peter Eder can save this one. There are good classic kits and then there are krap ones and this is a fine candidate for this exercise :grin: For the purposes of this GB I'd be tempted to do this old skool on a stand and I agree it's a good idea to black or maybe dark blue out the canopy.

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I think I built one of these a while back. Tinted canopy seems perfect for this "wûnder kit"

The simplicity of this one might work in your favor. Gives one the opportunity to have more fun with paint and markings.

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ShaunW wrote:
It looks like the wheels down option requires the main landing gear to be glued directly onto the wing underside, given that there are no wheel wells. For the purposes of this GB I'd be tempted to do this old skool on a stand and I agree it's a good idea to black or maybe dark blue out the canopy.


There are holes in the underside of the wing to fit the legs into but as the blades have broken off the prop over the years it might be better on a stand with a prop blur fitted.


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Once I got started it didn't take long to get it to this stage.

ImageDSCF9229 by timothy jones, on Flickr

The fit of parts has been good so far and I've only needed a bit of filler here and there.


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Quick start! Looks good


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Good start!

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