Special Hobby 1/48 Fokker D.XXI, No.221 Tlt. Herman Doppenberg May 10th, 1940
Finally I finished the Fokker D.XXI
This is No. 221 flown by Tlt. Herman Doppenberg on May 10th, 1940.
He was able to down a Bf109E that morning.
The aircraft was destroyed on May 14th during an attack on Schiphol airfield.
Definitely not one of my best builds as I have to say.
The build was very challenging, first time I worked with resin and PE material.
Especially the camouflage was really difficult to get it more less in the correct shape.
Used masking tape and tried to cut out the correct shapes.
For the antenne and the cables to strengthen the tail, I used bare thin metal wire.
Turned out not the way I was expecting but I will take it as a lesson learned.
Colors used were from Vallejo Model Air, GreyBlue 71.103, DeepDarkGreen 71.310, Mixture of PurpleBrow 71.402 and BrownViolet 71.264 with a 1:4 ratio.
Entire model is finished with a matt varnish.
Next time I also need to use a primer, so far I always painted straight on the plastic.
Overall, taking the struggles into account, I’m pretty ok with it.
Any advise for improvements are always welcome.
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