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WingNut Wings Fokker E.II.

October 24, 2017 · in Aviation · · 18 · 2.3K

This is my latest completed kit...

It's the Eindecker flown by Otto Kissenberth in January 1916.

The cowling is done in Alclad Aluminium with the swirls applied with a silver chromatic pencil and a soft 2b graphite pencil.

The model is covered with Aviattic's wonderful "French Linen" decals and the castor oil stains are done with a combination of oil paints and clears in layers.

I've also added a GasPatch Spandau and rigged it with a combination of Maxima fishing line for structural integrity and Modelkasten elastic for the warping and control lines.

The attachment points and turnbuckles are Bob's Buckles and GasPatch with Griffon tubing.

The propeller was done with both Tamiya acrylics and oils in a dissimilar media glazing style.

The rest of the decalling is from the kit.

I was lucky enough to pick up first place for large scale aircraft in the Sydney Scale Model Show last week with it.

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18 responses

  1. Excellent modelling. The cowling looks superb. How did you get such a great finish?

  2. Wow! Outstanding Eindecker. I especially like the way you painted the wood pieces as well as the cowling. I've never seen that done before.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Stephen!

  3. Congratulations with your success, it's a superb looking model, those decals worked a treat and the rigging is just fantastic.

  4. This is really exceptional, Steve. The way the cowling is finished is brilliant, it adds to an already brilliant piece of art! The photography is excellent too!

  5. Nicely done! I will look into your pencil technique on the cowl for sure!

  6. Congratulations on your award,it's well deserved. Excellent work.

  7. Here's a real "modeler" at work here, folks - (outstanding workmanship, sir). And all that rigging...oh my word! 🙁
    I don't think I'd have the patience for that. Or the expertise. WNW rules!

  8. Lovely job. The Aviattic decals also look good on Special Hobby’s Morane Salnier “N”.

  9. This is absolutely best model I've ever seen! you even weathered landing gear struts very carefully. I can imagine how you made with effort

  10. Great work!

    The pattern on the cowl is chic!

    Sincerely, Vlad

  11. Wow - simply superb! Love the work you did on the cowling - would have never thought of that technique and may try my hand at it. All your detail work is fantastic. Just a beautiful model, and well deserves the first place trophy!

  12. Great swirl effect. I also like the subtle treatment of the plywood. Thanks for posting.

  13. Wonderful!
    Great wood and natural metal finish.
    The rigging isn't bad either.

  14. Stephen, this is really nice, I particularly like the metal work on the cowl. Well done !

  15. You are a madman! Crazy representation of...EVERYTHING!
    Wood, metal cowling, rigging cables, canvas cockpit walls...etc
    I am humbled.

  16. Simply marvelous!

  17. Outstanding. Very very realistic. The metal work is superb. No wonder you took First Place.

  18. Thank you all for your generous comments.
    I hope to post more WNW here in future.

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