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    Immelmann Fokker E.III 1/72 scale

    Last build of the year.
    This is the 1/72 scale Eduard Fokker E.III weekend edition.

    First Eduard model I've built, won't be my last. The model came out in 2009. Its a "In House" kit vice one of their reboxed "other brand" kits.

    Being a "Weekend kit" it doesn't come with any PE. And the only thing keeping me from building this in a weekend is high humidity playing havoc with the paint drying. It has a very easy to follow 8 page instruction booklet.

    The only problem I had ws part 14. the horizontal stabilizer. Very small attachment point and I snapped them off. Easy fix though

    on with the pics

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    Either a small model or a huge Q-tip
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    Getting this as close as I can before the year is out. A little paint, a little rigging, snapped the Horizontal stabilizers of 2 more times. Now they are super glued to the fuselage

    This is a plane that doesn't look right without rigging.Its one of the things you focus on. So I'll try to rig a 1/72 scale plane. EZ Line is making it simple. It grabs as soon as you touch it with a dab superglue.

    One thing. Next time I decide to do a biplane. Its going to be in a bigger scale. Roden and Eduard make some great 1/48 scale WW1 planes. I've got one more 1/72 scale biplane (Special Hobby F3F-2).

    Picture time.

    Great engine detail for the scale. Vallejo Metal color aluminum and a wash with MIG Dark Gray.

    (and not letting me post pictures)
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Lets try it now

    Engine

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    Landing gear on

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    Rigging started

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    look real close

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    Wings and tail on. Should be done tomorrow

    Oh Lifecolor paint sucks.


    Seatbelts and everything
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    Quick update. Decals on. Now the rigging starts


    The round spot on the right wing is the compass
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    The black line going down the middle of the plane is stitching. Where they sewed the fabric to the frame
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    She is finished

    Fokker E.III 246/16 flown by Obit. Max Immelmann on June 18th, 1916.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Immelmann

    The first German Ace and the first German Fighter plane. His legacy lives on with German Air Force AG 51 Immelmann Squadron flying the Tornado. (I've got that on the bench now)

    Model 1/72 Eduard weekend edition

    Lifecolor RAL 7009 grey/Green paint
    Vallejo Metal Color Aluminum
    EZ Line for rigging

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    The Man

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    Size Compared to a F-18E

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    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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