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Fokker Spinne Type III

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The model is fully scratchbuilt in 1/45 scale. Fuselage made from brass rods and styrene, wings from paper and copper wire. Prop from 5 balsa sheets. Spoked rims from fishing line and rubber band. Engine from styrene bits. Used wig hair for the rigging. Turnbuckles from solder wire with flattened ends. You can see a work in progress thread (although in greek I'm afraid) here: http://www.modelclub.gr/forums/index.php/topic,33032.0.html
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About the Author

About Nikos Kosmadakis (nikosmadakis)
FROM: KHANIA, GREECE / Ελλάδα


Comments

Wow!
MAR 07, 2018 - 08:57 AM
Thanks guys! Your comments are very much appreciated. This was my first fully scratch built model and my first airplane. Learned a lot, most of all how to be patient...
MAR 07, 2018 - 12:02 PM
That is some splendid work there, Nikos! It looks like some sort of malevolent insect... wonderful!
MAR 10, 2018 - 07:27 PM
That is incredible work Nick. I wouldn't know where to begin taking on something like that. I'm in awe.
MAR 11, 2018 - 03:23 AM
The only person crazier than the scratchbuilder is the fool who agreed to fly the damn thing! All kidding aside, amazing work.
MAR 11, 2018 - 10:01 PM
Thank you guys!. If you check out the WIP photos, it wasn't that hard, just a lot of trial and error
MAR 12, 2018 - 03:45 PM
Great work, lovely model! One nitpick: “spinne” is German and Anthony Fokker was Dutch, so the aircraft was call “Spin”.
MAR 13, 2018 - 02:35 PM
Thank you for clearing that up! I saw it written both ways and didn't know why.
MAR 24, 2018 - 08:01 PM
This model belongs in a museum, so non-modelers can appreciate the quality!!!
MAY 02, 2018 - 11:28 PM
Thank you Rob!
MAY 15, 2018 - 06:17 PM