Fokker 60 model in 1/72 scale: kit review & modelling report
NEDERLANDSE LEZERS: LEES HIER.....
The Fokker 60 is not issued as a 1/72 model so a Fokker 50 was converted. This is a mixed media kit released in the summer of 2002 by Classic Plane.
is a vacuform with resin wings and details. The kit is quite good
but the construction is not so easy.
the Fokker 50
fuselage being cut in several section
The assembled lengthened fuselage, still being sanded and added putty needed in areas.
Some parts of this Classic Plane Fokker 50 kit used are shown here:
cockpit area with clear part
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of the kits' details
here for the Fokker
The Fokker 50 I already made in 1/72 so I decided to make the special Dutch AF Fokker 60 model variant. This is a dedicated transport aircraft with a longer fuselage a large cargo door in the forward right fuselage. The Fokker 60 is thus longer, thus the Fokker 50 kit thus needs significant modification in the fuselage area.
The Dutch AF
Fokker 60 has a special
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: 1/72 Fuselage extension relative to old Airfix F-27 model:
Fokker 50 Fokker 60
The Classic Plane mixed media kit
is correct for the Fokker 50 and thus does NOT have the appropriate longer fuselage
for the Fokker 60; lengthening is needed.
|The basic Fokker 50 1/72 kit fuselage
needs extension to get a Fokker 60 model of thus 14 mm forward and 8 mm
aft of the wing. Also, the wing is very heavy, being of resin. So I drilled
tow holes in the flat ends of the resin wings to get a connection later
on with a piece of metal rod. I will also add a bulkhead in the fuselage
area to get the required strength.
First, carefully sand out the fuselage halves, the cockpit glazing being a separate transparent part of thin acrylic plastic. The normal vacuform technique is used here.
The fuselage extension itself is NOT easy. I had to cut at some different areas. I choose to make ASYMMETRIC cuts on right and left halves to get a stronger fuselage in the end. Add strips and bits of bended cart. Take your time, you need to be patient here....
The fuselage is than endlessly sanded, putty added etc etcetera. Several times of sanding and puttying is needed. Take care to get a straight result, using sanding blocks of long length.
The F-60 fuselage is now glued and first smoothing actions on the fuselage are done with lots of thin layers of putty..
|The Fokker 60 model was further assembled
with the fuselage and main wings. Within the wing, 2 iron "spokes from
a bicycle wheel" were used to connect the two wing halves through the central
fuselage. The halves got two receiving holes each, these being drilled.
Within the plastic vacuform fuselage, plastic card was used to get additional
strength, as the resin wings are quite heavy. A lot of putty was used here
to get a smooth finish. Next step will be to sand and get things even smoother
IPMS Nederland Fokker
60 real info pages..
Also check out the Airfix conversion of the Fokker 50 ..
and the Fokker 50 using the iMC kit
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