Wingnut Wings Fokker E.III Eindecker
November 15, 2013 in Aviation
Here are some pics of my Wingnut Wings Fokker E.III. This was built out of the box except for the seatbelts (HGW Laser Cut) and Rigging (Gaspatch turnbuckles). Since the early engines, especially the rotaries, spewed oil all over the place, it gave me an opportunity to go a bit crazy with the weathering.
A couple additional comments regarding accuracy: 1) The paint scheme is not historically accurate. They were actually painted a dark tan or sometimes green, but I wanted to go with a clear doped linen look so I could play with shadows and shading on the wings and fuselage. 2) The cowlings were actually a “beaten” metal to reduce reflections. I could not get a result that I thought looked better than just plain flat aluminum, so that’s how it stayed.
7 additional images. Click to enlarge