Fokker Spin Type III – Scratchbuilt 1/45
This is my first fully scratch built model and my first airplane. The Spin (spider in dutch) caught my attention while browsing the web and I fell in love. Normally I build ships, but this I just HAD to build. Needless to say that a lot of trial and error contributed to several months of building on and off, but in the end all the efforts paid off.
The “fuselage” is made o plastic strip and brass tubing.
Wings are made of two sheets of plain paper with copper wire in between.
Engine made of various plastic parts
Propeller made of 5 sheets of balsa wood, then sanded to shape and painted with oils
Turnbuckles are made of stretched q-tip and wire loops (loads and loads of them)
Spoked wheels made using a jig and fishing line.
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