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Erik Houghton (SmashedGlass)


Fokker D.XXI finished

Painted up and based, as No 215 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, 1939. All markings masked and sprayed, still waiting for hand-made "Fokker" script to be added to rudder fin.

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Albums: 2 with 26 images
1:72 Fokker (Air Lines 3902)


18. February 2013, 01:53
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luciano gianfilippi I was really astonished when I saw your kit.
I have one model from Frog Fokker D.XXI build 40 years ago and another to build
new in bag (waiting in my garage...).
But my model is a monster in a mirror with your wonderful Fokker D.XXI
You say "some corrections": I suppose a waterfall of corrections
The panels are completely reinscribed, antenna and fuselage details seems all
schracthbuild and the interior of cockpit shows the tubular structure
Absolutely perfect, including the camouflage, and position lights
Super work!
18. February 2013, 04:08
Erik Houghton Thank you Luciano! It is far from the best kit out there but for one originally molded in 1963, is actually very good. The Frog kit is a better start point than the PM one, certainly.
18. February 2013, 05:29
Marko Paakkanen Nice Fokker!
Markings is made very good!
18. February 2013, 05:38
scalemates interesting subject! great work
18. February 2013, 17:32
Steve Wilson Nicely built and well presented, well done
18. February 2013, 18:04
Lionel Marco Impressive work, to say the least

18. February 2013, 18:42
Ivo Alba A magisterial work...
10. April 2013, 01:56
Roy McKenzie Very nice finish
10. April 2013, 02:32
Helerson Maciel Erick, what a beautiful job on this model.
I congratulate you on the quality of the base paint.
10. April 2013, 02:38
Dirk Heyer Super! You did such a fantastic work with a truly old kit!
Super clean work, an amazing paint finish, no question, I like it!
10. April 2013, 14:09
Martien Lourens This is a beautiful model. where does the camouflage scheme from????
very interesting
10. April 2013, 20:14
Erik Houghton I did the best I could on the camouflage from several different sources. The markings are from before the Munich Crisis, when the orange triangles were adopted. Here is one of the photos that inspired me: [img1]
10. April 2013, 21:21
Bjoern Kipperberg You do nice work, Erik! It looks really top notch :) I have the Matchbox kit built up as well. I assume it is the Matchbox kit..
30. April 2013, 18:18
Gordon Sørensen Looks great! Love the attention to detail - especially the stripes on the prop.
30. April 2013, 18:28
Eend I've wondered for some time if a Fokker D.XXI or G1 kit existed. And this one looks great! :)
30. April 2013, 18:32
Mike Grant Wow, Erik, that is absolutely beautiful. I assumed at first glance it was the Special Hobby kit, but to achieve this result from the FROG kit is nothing short of spectacular.
30. April 2013, 18:56
Bernd Korte Putting a lot of effort in an old kit so that people (like me, too) take it for an up-to-date kit is probably the best reward there is :)
30. April 2013, 19:06
Bjoern Kipperberg I have two MPM Fokker G-1 kits. They have shape issues but i don`t really care. They are so rare anyway that just having them in kit form is a feat in itself :) I also have the Rareplane kit (vacform) It is almost as thick as usual styrene and not at all reminiscent of a vac form kit. A combination of the two would not seem totally out of order. While i already built up the old matchbox kit, i also have the MPM D.XXI kit. I `m sorry to say i never did have any airlines kits.
30. April 2013, 19:15
Michel Huijghe Very clean build and well done.
30. April 2013, 19:28
Erik Houghton Thank you everyone, thank you very much!
1. May 2013, 00:54
FlyingCircus Wirklich toll geworden
24. May 2013, 22:57
Eend You'll make a decal for the Fokker script on the tail, or are you going to paint it?
24. May 2013, 23:25
Greco Otero top notch quality build!
25. May 2013, 00:01
Bill Gilman Excellent build, bravo! :)
25. May 2013, 00:11
Robert R This is very nice! So clean, and the detail is great. Can I ask what you use for the 7.92mm guns in 1:72 - I have some 0.8mm brass tubing and was thinking it is maybe too large for this scale?
25. May 2013, 01:40
Greco Otero I second Robert R on the same question, also if I can ask how you go about finishing your navigation Lights they look superb
25. May 2013, 03:49
Erik Houghton I used some Evergreen plastic rod for the gun barrels, lightly drilled the ends. I forget exactly which size, it was either 0.20 or 0.25 inch rod.

Eend, I was going to have Mike Grant print out new Fokker script decals for me, but then I came across a good original Frog decal sheet. It is currently in a window bleaching the little bit of yellowing they had out, and the scripts will go on after I get back from vacationing back in Colorado.
26. May 2013, 18:03
Erik Houghton Greco, which of the navigation lights? All were made from heated sprue mashed through one of my scribing templates. The red and green wing tip lights I ended up painting with a little bit of color blending and a white highlight point (a dot), I couldn't find a clear red or green plastic that kept a strong enough color at that size. The clear/white nav lights on the top and bottom fuselage and the tail fin had their bases painted white prior to gluing them on.
26. May 2013, 18:07
John E Now that is impressive! Wow. Just wow.
17. August 2013, 05:25
17. August 2013, 05:41
Murad ÖZER Question: how did you do the "bulb" near the end of the antenna line above the tail - is it a blob of superglue?
17. August 2013, 05:46
Wim van der Luijt Amazing Fokker!
17. August 2013, 05:51
Erik Houghton Murad, it is a bulb of thick white glue. The post on the fin was made from a piece of brass, the main post from shaped plastic rod with a metal wire stiffener, and the antenna itself from elastic mending nylon.
17. August 2013, 13:10
Murad ÖZER Thank you very much for the detailed explanation Erik! :)
17. August 2013, 14:46
17. August 2013, 15:24
stefan natus Looks great,nicely clean build.
17. August 2013, 17:15
Duncan Cook Wow, what a great work. Amazing what you've made of this kit.
21. August 2013, 23:31
Eend Next up a Fokker G1? ;) (do they even exist in kit form?)
22. August 2013, 17:52
Erik Houghton MPM made one, Eend. I have been unable to acquire one at a reasonable price. :( Fokker G-1 (MPM Production 72034, 1:72)

1:72 Fokker G-1 (MPM Production 72034)
22. August 2013, 21:41
Eend It's a shame there aren't more kits of it around. :( it's in my humble opinion the best looking fighter built by Fokker.
24. August 2013, 08:37
Gabor Szabo It's really amazing what You brought out this old kit. I remember this kit in Novo boxing and see the level of details of Yours I hardly beleive this is the same kit! I have a MPM in 1:72 half built and a CA in 1:48 but after this I think make something else ;)
2. February 2014, 16:32
Erik Leijdens Nice Fokker! :)
14. February 2014, 21:16
14. February 2014, 22:27
Eduardo Arguijo I like your paint, great Job!!
15. February 2014, 04:02
Erik Houghton Thank you, and you, and you and you!
15. February 2014, 05:03
sdzsdtintinsqdqsd very nice and clean finnish!
15. February 2014, 07:45
Rob van Dodewaard ver very nice
15. February 2014, 07:56
Maddog3025 Wow that is beautiful work. How did you do the panel lines?
22. August 2014, 18:37
Erik Houghton Carefully, with a sewing needle in a pin vise.
9. November 2014, 16:08
Hanno Kleinecke Looking absolutely amazing! I wish my 1/72 planes will look like this one day. Masterly !
9. November 2014, 19:15
Jan Voorbij Stunning!
10. November 2014, 12:34
Erik Houghton Thank you, Hanno and Jan!
22. November 2014, 01:26
Bart Goesaert very nice job. do you know what colours you used? I have a fokker XXIII in my stash, but color indication is rather sketchy...
22. November 2014, 08:55
Hanno Kleinecke Did you build the framestructure visible in the cockpit from scratch ? Looks very authentic.
22. November 2014, 09:08
22. November 2014, 10:04
Christian Keller Hi Erik, looks great i like the color scheme. I have this Fokker, as MPM kit already built and it is a beautiful exotic one, you can see it in my album ;)
22. November 2014, 10:15
Jan Hazes Very nice :)
22. November 2014, 11:02
Kerber I had old Frog, now is on heaven....
But, Your model is awesome build.
22. November 2014, 12:16
Erik Houghton Hanno, this in-progress album is here: Fokker D.XXI | Album by SmashedGlass (1:72)
Unfortunately, Bart, I don't remember exactly which colours I used. I believe the brown was Vallejo Model Air 71.043, the tan I think was a bottle of Model Master Acryl RLM 02, the green.............I do not recall at all, though I think it was also from Model Master.
23. November 2014, 00:39
Bill Davis That is so well done; it is hard to believe it is 1/72. The Fokker D.XXI is one of my favorite obscure aircraft. I have several in my stash, that I want to do in Finnish colors.
23. November 2014, 03:39
Hanno Kleinecke Thanks Erik, saw the Pictures ! I love what you did to that Cockpit, great !
23. November 2014, 20:01
Kerry COX Nothing outrageous, just clean, neat and tidy. Everything it should be. Take a bow my friend, well done . :)
23. November 2014, 20:13

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