Saturday, September 15, 2018

New video: Wingnut Wings Fokker E.IV - PART 2

My experiment with Wingnut Wings continues in this second video about the 1/32 Fokker E.IV, and I have to say, I like this little Fokker. In this video I build the engine and fuselage.

The detail continues to impress. The radial engine in particular is a miniature work of art - the detail is just phenomenal. Below you can see photos of the 160hp Oberursel U.III engine. There are some issues with seams, which I think are fairly unavoidable. I don't know, perhaps there would have been a smarter way to manufacture those pieces and avoid visible seams on the piston casings on the finished product, but I don't have any suggestions on exactly what that smarter solution would actually be.

1/32 scale Radial engine from Wingnut Wings Fokker E.IV
This engine is 28mm from side to side. That's a helluva lot of detail packed into 28mm.
1/32 scale Radial engine from Wingnut Wings Fokker E.IV
Why yes, that is obviously a 160hp Oberursel E.III radial engine!
Pfft, who wouldn't recognise the ol' E.III from just a glance?

The fuselage is another story. I do spend a lot of time in this video dealing with seams on the fuselage (some issues are due to my own incompetence!) but I do present a solution in the video on how some of these issues could have been avoided.

That said, as I mention in the video: Who am I to tell Wingnut Wings how to manufacture their kits? I'm just some schlub.

Anyway, check it out. I'm really enjoying this build - it continues to be really eye-opening for me. Video is embedded below, but in case that doesn't work here is the link:
Wingnut Wings scale model kits - are they really that good? PART 2

Special thanks to HobbyLink Japan who provided the kit to me for review - if you like the look of the kit it is available here.



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