Immelman's Fokker E.I
by Ronny Bar

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Kit: Scratch (1:48)

FOKKER E-I (1/15); Flown By Max Immelman (18 v.); Feld Flieger Abteilung 62, LSK; Douai, France; August 1915

  Scratchbuilt form plastic card. As a matter of fact it begun as a scratchbuilt Fokker E-III (which I actually completed) but after I bought the Flashback E-III kit, I completely reconstructed it as an E-I.

The engine is a modified 7 cylinder Gnome from the old Eduard MoS Parasol kit. The Parabellum is a modified Spandau with stock and pistol grip made from bits of plastic. The engine side fairings are from the Flashback Fokker E-III (not so the cowling, which was scratchbuilt). Wheels and propeller came from the scrap box. CDL finish is Humbrol 71, the nose was sprayed with Humbrol 11 and the whirling hand painted with a mix of silver and black. the Eiserne kreueze were masked, airbrushed and finally retouched with a fine pencil. The fuselage stencils and the under fuselage stitching were drawn with Photo Studio 2000 and printed with a Lexmark ink-jet printer on clear decal and then airbrushed a couple of coats of gloss varnish to seal the ink. Invisible thread painted a mix of silver and black was used for rigging.

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