A fork-tailed fantasy Fokker on floats.
Try to say that three times fast!
It wasn't too long ago that there wasn't much choice if you wanted to build a 48th scale Fokker D.VII. So like others, I hoarded some DML's and a couple of the cheaper ones. With the advent of some nice kits now available and more on the way, I saw no need to hold onto the old Monogram/Revell kits I had hanging around. I had the idea to do something a bit different. Being a bit twisted, how about a twin tailed fantasy Fokker? And lets go one further and put it on floats.
I wanted something that could maybe have been stowed on a battleship or hung underneath a Zeppelin and deployed for protection or maybe deliver a spy to the British Isles under the cover of darkness. Or maybe something from the cover of a pulp fiction novel. Who knows... it's your choice.
Honestly, the idea for the floats came about as I couldn't decide how to attack the landing gear and make it look right....so I just left it off and made resin floats after making a mold using a float from a Eduard Hansa Brandenberg W-29 kit I have. Brass rod was used for the struts.
Don't look for any correctness here as this was built strictly for fun. I could have cared less about correcting the kit's flaws or what's correct. Actually I used one Monogram and one Revell kit which you experts know are a bit different.
The paint scheme is copied after the excellent artwork of Todd Comeau's Rumpler 6B2's as seen on the rear cover of "Over the Front" Vol.18,#4. The naval lozenge is by Americal Gryphon and was the only thing I had to buy other than the Polly Scale blue-gray paint. All else came from the scrap bin.
The idea for the base came from the same issue of OTF that had an article of seaplane bases. It had wonderful photos of these wood planked "walkways" that led from the sheds and work areas down to the water.