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Fokker D.VIII – Fast forward

Fokker is more or less assembled, painted, varnished- and ready for some weathering. A few notes about the build: The wheel decals are tricky to apply; I messed up and made some tears. I will hide it with some dust & mud. The wheels attachment points are rather thin and they broke immediately; I replaced […]

Fokker D.VIII – wing

In this episode, I reach an important milestone and I realize I f***ed up pretty good. This build really tries my patience. My experience when it comes to airplanes has been so far with WWII vehicles only – and those usually go rather quickly: assemble cockpit, close the fuselage, attach wings, paint, add decals, weather, […]

Oberursel Ur.II Engine

The engine powering the Fokker D.VIII aircraft was a German-produced Oberursel Ur.II Engine, which was a straightforward, unauthorized (pirated) copy of the French Le Rhône. The Oberursel copy was supposedly more error-prone than the French original – which could be explained by the fact that the Germans had to substitute the original lubricant – castor […]