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Fokker Eindecker E.II (Airfix 1/72)

I always wanted to build a WWI era aeroplane. However, the idea of rigging it put me off until I saw this kit from Airfix. Easy kit, very good detail and a not so complicated rigging.
So I decided to give it a go.
I’ve learned a few new (for me at least) techniques like: painting a convincing wood propeller, rigging ( I used only EZ Line and CA Glue for this enterprise and I’m quite happy with the results).

I could not find an exact match for the dope colour and ended up mixing a fell Tamiya shades to get an approximate match. I decided to spray the white parts of the decals and also the fuselage band since all reviews I’ve read they mentioned the decal didn’t match properly and this was the most difficult part of the whole process.

If you’re interested please follow this link for my blog with the Work in Progress details:


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16 responses to Fokker Eindecker E.II (Airfix 1/72)

  1. Paulo, Belo trabalho numa escala tao diminuta! Well done indeed

  2. Lovely work Paulo brings this little aircraft to life!

  3. Great looking Eindecker, Paolo!

  4. Well done – it looks great!

  5. That looks really nice – hard to believe it’s 1/72.

  6. Thanks for the link – excellent build and interesting tips there. Liked very much!

  7. 1/72?! Wow. Great first build of WWI plane.

  8. Looks great !! Smashing job on the rigging.

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