Aircraft of Dutch Manufacturers
Model Building Reports
by Rob Hamann
This website gives an overview of the models in 1:72 and 1:144 scale (and some in scale 1:48) of aircraft designed and constructed by Dutch manufacturers. It contains building reports of the commercially available model kits , which could be identified (and are privately affordable). In practice this means, that the models are limited to aircraft from Fokker, Koolhoven, Pander, Schelde and Van Berkel. As I have only started to produce building reports systematically since May 2010, many of the reports have still a rather rudimentary form; I hope to complete, or rather reconstruct, them in due time. The overview has been updated to include all kits that are still in the stash and scratch build models planned.
It is also possible to view the reports according to the categories civil aircraft (with subcategories passenger transport and general aviation) and military aircraft (with subcategories fighters, reconnaissance, bombers and training).
The website also contains a gallery showing pictures of the models, a list of references for the aircraft and a data base correlating references and aircraft as a PDF-file or an Excel spreadsheet. From a collegue modeller I received three calendars published by Fokker in the second half of the sixties featuring cut-away drawings of a number of Fokker aircraft. Scans of these calendars and some more drawings are also included in this website.
The ninety seven models completed up till today have been built in the period from 2003 up till today. I have included a list of models that I plan to build in the future. And there is a PDF-document for ordering a limited number of custom produced decals for some of my models. I have published building reports in Dutch on the Modelbrouwers Forum. Finally I have included a limited number of How to .... documents (some in Dutch).
What's new since December 27th, 2018
The 1/72 pre-production resin kit of the Koolhoven F.K.43 PH-NAU in the livery of the Nationale Luchtvaartschool (NLS, National Flying School) has been finished, the building report completed and pictures of the model are included in the gallery. Production of the resin model has been completed; all copies of the series of 58 kits have been sold.
The masters of the 1/72 scale resin model of the Koolhoven F.K.49, a cartography aircraft of the Dutch Army Air Department, have been finished, the pre-production kit has been built and the series production has been initiated. 25 copies have been produced and delivered, the remaining copies will be delivered in January 2019.
The masters for 1/72 scale resin model of its variant F.K.49A, an ambulance float plane for the Finnish coast guard, are being made. Planned release date of the kits is April 2019. All resin kits are released under the brand name HA Models.
The special reconnaissance version of the Fokker G.IA, the so-called Bathtub G.I, a modification of the 1:72 MPM kit, has been completed, but pictures and those of the Koolhoven F.K.49 still have to be included in the gallery. The gallery is reconstructed to make it better readible.
A new project has been initiated: a 1/72 scale scratch build model of the De Schelde Scheldemeeuw, a single seat flying boat of the late 1930's.
All pages have been updated to incorporate the last status.
On the workbench
De Schelde Scheldemeeuw