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Dutch Push´n´Pull…RS Models 1/48 Fokker D-XXIII

Built in 2018.
A typical shortrun kit with all its disadvantages, also the plastic didn´t respond good to the plastic glue, for example the left tail boom broke off two times, after the model was painted.
Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, sadly had once again some problems with frost flakes from the Tamiya XF-86 clear flat.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235040577-dutch-push%C2%B4n%C2%B4pull148-fokker-d-xxiii/

The Fokker was an interesting concept by the Dutch. Only this single prototype was built. The project was cancelled and the prototype destroyed after Germany occupied the Netherlands in 1940.

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12 responses to Dutch Push´n´Pull…RS Models 1/48 Fokker D-XXIII

  1. Any struggles you had are very well hidden- it looks great! And as always, nice to see something a little unusual. Thanks for the head-on shot: great job on getting everything perfectly aligned.

  2. Cessna found it, turned it upside down and called it the Skymaster! (Actually it does look like it might have influenced the SAAB J21.) I agree with Mike, looks fine and dandy from here. The camo looks nice and crisp and that couldn’t have been easy on the tail booms. I guess if any of us build one using CA on all parts would be the order of the day?

  3. The one and only may have not survived. But you may have the one and only that has been built. It is the very first I have ever seen in any scale, And I’m going over my mind, it may be the first time I was even aware of it. Have to agree with Mike, any issues with that boom I don’t see where it came apart so we may have never noticed it all, and still I don’t see where it broke off. But I don’t look for discrepancies any way. I just admire some one with incredible skill and patience to build this super rare model. And the quality is excellent.. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice work on this. As I mentioned to Chuck, i posted one of these in early ’19. Thankfully, I did’t have the glue problems you mentioned.

  5. Nicely done, great job!

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