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Classic Airframes Fokker DXXI 1/48

November 22, 2016 in Aviation

This is the Classic Airframes 1/48 Fokker DXXI that I built in 2013. A very labor intensive bit of work it was, but I am very happy with the end result. Unfortunately I do not have any pics of the interior build progress. It was a very intricate bit of work. Camouflage masking was achieved with the use of Prestik (as we know it). I also scratch built the pitot tube as can be seen in the photos. Gun barrels were replaced with hypodermic needles. Paints used were Humbrol and also a bit of Alclad II for the cowling front, which were applied with an AirCraft Air Brush. I really enjoyed building this kit. I find a great deal of pleasure building these limited run kits of unusual planes. Hope you enjoy…

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22 responses to Classic Airframes Fokker DXXI 1/48

  1. Dean this is a Masterclass effort to get the best out of this kit. Amazing job on a kit that one don’t see often at competitions. Well done!!;

  2. Thanks Morne, that’s great praise coming from someone as accomplished as yourself. I really enjoyed this one.

  3. Beautiful DXXI! Excellent finish and nice subtle weathering and detailing. I’m only disappointed you didn’t upload more photos of the finished product – various angles and some more close-ups! I also love the short-run unusual subject kits – I’m working up Special Hobby’s 1/72 Yak-17 and AviationUSK’s 1/72 Myrsky II now, and I have PM Models 1/72 version of the DXXI to tackle at some future date.

  4. Nice job on this, Dean…..don’t recall seeing one built before.

  5. I went through two of these dogs to get one model. You’ve done an excellent job on this with a model that is more beaten into submission than assembled.

    • Wow Tom. TWO? You were lucky to get 2 :-). I’d like to see yours sometime. They’re a bit of a challenge yes, but I kinda like fiddling with photo etch and resin. Thanks for the compliment.

  6. Always liked the look of this aircraft, you’ve made it look great.

  7. Dean, beautiful job on a neat little airplane. First one I’ve seen built.

  8. Fantastic build !!!!! You don’t see many of these built………….. (In fact this is my first one.) I have the same kit but have only looked at it. Now you have me thinking…………………………. Great work Sir !!!!!

  9. Thanks Louis. GO FOR IT! That’s all I can say. If you like limited run multimedia kits that need a bit of work, like I do, you’ll enjoy this one 🙂
    Oh, and please blog your progress if you do. I unfortunately have no progress pics of the cockpit 🙁

  10. Love this A/C, great job on that.

  11. Looks great, I have never built a CA kit, but I have heard the stories! This aircraft has always been one of my favorites, you did a great job!

  12. The result was worth the effort, looks fantastic !

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