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Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale Fokker E.IV
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:36 PM

Hi guys, 

I thought I'd stop by and post the Fokker E.IV I finished for November (Build a Model Month). Some of the guys from the WWI Aeroplane Group Build from a number of years ago, plus Terry Jessee of Scale Auto and FineScale Modeler fame, helped me model the engine-turned aluminum. Any failures of its appearance are completely my fault! The fuselage, wings, undercarriage, and frame are AK Interactive 3rd Generation WWI German Aircraft Colors. 

 

 

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:59 PM

    Looks good coming from a " car guy" LOL. Really that is an excellent piece. I like WWI planes as ther convey the pilots " personality" in color and non standard markings.

     I hope to cross paths with a WINGNUT WINGS kit someday. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:23 PM

armornut

    Looks good coming from a " car guy" LOL. Really that is an excellent piece. I like WWI planes as ther convey the pilots " personality" in color and non standard markings.

     I hope to cross paths with a WINGNUT WINGS kit someday. Great job and thanks for sharing.

 

Thank you for your kind words! Wingnut Wings kits are a pleasure to build, but not flawless. Still, I credit how nice this plane looks to the quality of the kit.

True, I was editor of Scale Auto, but I wouldn't qualify myself as a "car guy." My gloss clear game is rank amateur compared to most car modelers. But I'll say I'm a pretty good editor, judge of stories, and curious as hell, so I fit the position pretty well--or at least the SCA contributors and readers told me so. 

For my part, I'm much more comfortable with sci-fi, fantasy, figs, wooden ships, and, of course, WWI planes as subjects for building.

I'm working on a review of the Revell Outlands TIE fighter this weekend, need to put planks on a ship deck after that, and then I'll turn my attention to a WNW Sopwith Snipe (Early) and get that going before the end of December.

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:33 PM

Tim Kidwell

 

 
armornut

    Looks good coming from a " car guy" LOL. Really that is an excellent piece. I like WWI planes as ther convey the pilots " personality" in color and non standard markings.

     I hope to cross paths with a WINGNUT WINGS kit someday. Great job and thanks for sharing.

 

 

 

Thank you for your kind words! Wingnut Wings kits are a pleasure to build, but not flawless. Still, I credit how nice this plane looks to the quality of the kit.

True, I was editor of Scale Auto, but I wouldn't qualify myself as a "car guy." My gloss clear game is rank amateur compared to most car modelers. But I'll say I'm a pretty good editor, judge of stories, and curious as hell, so I fit the position pretty well--or at least the SCA contributors and readers told me so. 

For my part, I'm much more comfortable with sci-fi, fantasy, figs, wooden ships, and, of course, WWI planes as subjects for building.

I'm working on a review of the Revell Outlands TIE fighter this weekend, need to put planks on a ship deck after that, and then I'll turn my attention to a WNW Sopwith Snipe (Early) and get that going before the end of December.

 

 

 

you did a great job on it but I like em tan!  

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:41 PM

Thanks, Eugene! I instantly made a motor noise when I saw your pic.

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:26 PM

   Good to know aboit yoir Sci- Fi interest....should have remembered from yours and Aarons review of the Razorcrest. Like you my inyerset range wide however my completion rate is very very narrow.

     I would also like to add that I think you are doing a bang up job as an editor...not sure I would want the job. Keep up the good work and HAPPY MODELINGGeeked

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:27 PM

Tim Kidwell

 

 
armornut

     I hope to cross paths with a WINGNUT WINGS kit someday. Great job and thanks for sharing.

 

 

 

Thank you for your kind words! Wingnut Wings kits are a pleasure to build, but not flawless. Still, I credit how nice this plane looks to the quality of the kit.

... need to put planks on a ship deck after that, and then I'll turn my attention to a WNW Sopwith Snipe (Early) and get that going before the end of December.

Not able to forsee that they would go out of business, I wish I had bought as many as I could get my hands on back when. I want a Hansa Brandenburg seaplane, but they go for many hundreds now.

Hey Tim (car guy)- if you need any hints about deck planking, call..

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:49 PM

Yes sir make the motor noise too ...as long as no one else is around, of course!Smile

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:24 PM

Lots of motor noise here. I do that when people are around. Its more fun that way.

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Posted by missileman2000 on Friday, December 9, 2022 7:22 AM

Very nice, Tim. Yes Great photography too- course I would expect that from you!

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, December 9, 2022 8:36 AM

armornut

   Good to know aboit yoir Sci- Fi interest....should have remembered from yours and Aarons review of the Razorcrest. Like you my inyerset range wide however my completion rate is very very narrow.

     I would also like to add that I think you are doing a bang up job as an editor...not sure I would want the job. Keep up the good work and HAPPY MODELINGGeeked

Yeah, Aaron just recently finished shooting another full-build video, so the big Hasbro Razor Crest project is moving up in the lineup.

Again, thanks for the compliment. It's a fun job that gives no end to inspiration from seeing what modelers like you. I see it at the shows, from the Reader Gallery and how-to submissions, and everything that's posted on the Forum.

Happy modeling! 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, December 9, 2022 8:48 AM

GMorrison

Not able to forsee that they would go out of business, I wish I had bought as many as I could get my hands on back when. I want a Hansa Brandenburg seaplane, but they go for many hundreds now.

 

Hey Tim (car guy)- if you need any hints about deck planking, call..

 

Bill

 

I am an anomaly in model-building circles--I typically hold to the rule that a model has to be built before a new kit comes into the house. I broke that rule with WNW kits. So, the supply sort of stacked up. Last year, my wife pointedly observed that the kits were going for a pretty penny. It is now my quest to get them built, and that's what I'm doing in between my various other projects (scale model and otherwise).

If I need any help with the decking, I'll be on the horn!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, December 9, 2022 8:52 AM

Eugene and Lurch:

You should hear us around the office: Engine noises. Explosions. Machine-gun fire. Laser blasts. You name it. And it doesn't take much of a walk to head over the Model Railroader offices and listen to train whistles and steam engines chugging--those are mostly made with DCC chips though. Still, good times!

 

missileman2000

Very nice, Tim. Yes Great photography too- course I would expect that from you!

Thanks, Don!

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, December 9, 2022 8:57 AM

Splendid work, Tim! YesBeerYesBeer

Engine noises are fine...

...but to get the full effect, you've got to gulp down a shot of castor oil first. That'll add that throaty, missing-cylinder quality to your "zoom-zooms" that really catches the ambiance of those old rotaries.... Big Smile

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, December 9, 2022 9:06 AM

gregbale

Splendid work, Tim! YesBeerYesBeer

Engine noises are fine...

...but to get the full effect, you've got to gulp down a shot of castor oil first. That'll add that throaty, missing-cylinder quality to your "zoom-zooms" that really catches the ambiance of those old rotaries.... Big Smile

Thanks for the props, Greg. I appreciate it.

LOL

I'll get right on that! (And then zoom-zoom to the bathroom.)

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 9, 2022 9:22 AM

   Props heeehee nice segway  don't forget to set the timing chain...wouldn't want you to turn Wiley Coyote and shoot your own prop offIndifferent

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, December 9, 2022 2:57 PM

Tim I can see your wife rolling her eyes while you do your thing!

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Saturday, December 10, 2022 4:26 PM

Very nicely finished model. Love it.

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

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Posted by lurch on Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:28 PM

Tim , I wouldlike to spend a week in your shoes to see what you do thro. I bet it would be very interesting and funny to say the least.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, December 12, 2022 8:38 AM

Eugene Rowe

Tim I can see your wife rolling her eyes while you do your thing!

 

She's actually quite supportive of the building part of the hobby. The stash, not so much. Big Smile To be honest, I'm in favor of keeping it to a minimum, too. Just my nature. But those WNW kits, man, they kept finding their way in!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, December 12, 2022 8:38 AM

ChrisJH666

Very nicely finished model. Love it.

 

Thanks, Chris!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, December 12, 2022 8:42 AM

lurch

Tim , I wouldlike to spend a week in your shoes to see what you do thro. I bet it would be very interesting and funny to say the least.

 

If you like working with words, editing manuscripts, and managing deadlines, you'd love it! 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, December 12, 2022 8:47 AM

ArmornutII

   Props heeehee nice segway  don't forget to set the timing chain...wouldn't want you to turn Wiley Coyote and shoot your own prop offIndifferent

 

Shooting the ol' prop increases risk of falling.

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Posted by Tcoat on Monday, December 12, 2022 9:23 AM

Tim Kidwell

 

 
lurch

Tim , I wouldlike to spend a week in your shoes to see what you do thro. I bet it would be very interesting and funny to say the least.

 

 

 

If you like working with words, editing manuscripts, and managing deadlines, you'd love it! 

 

 

When a hobby becomes a job is is no longer a hobby!

Mind you it is probably a better job than digging ditchs. 

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Posted by lurch on Monday, December 12, 2022 9:23 AM

I do like that. I think you have the job of all jobs. I bet that you all there realy love the hobby and your jobs. The only problem I have is that I am not that computer savy as all of you are. You and your colleages are doing a fantastic job. Keep up the great work. And also thank you for the job that you do.Just curious of all the noises in your offices there.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, December 12, 2022 11:32 AM

Tcoat

When a hobby becomes a job is is no longer a hobby! 

For some, that might be true, but not so much for me. I started my career in publishing in roleplaying games, and like many in that industry, continued to play outside of work and still play. I joined FSM the first time in 2011, and continued to build models outside of working for the magazine. I know many people in the toy/games/recreational hobby industries that love their hobbies just as much or more because they're working in them. As with a lot of things in life, it's about balance.

But this is off-topic and probably better suited to the Ready Room, so I'll steer it back to the Eindecker.

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