Kit: Eduard (1:48)
The wings, tail unit, all the struts and most of the fuselage are from the
Eduard Profipack Albatros D-III, the rest is from the Blue Max D-III (Oef).
(Including the inspection doors and the cooling louvers, which were carefully
cut from the Blue Max kit with a very sharp blade and glued in place after the
original Eduard ones were cut and sanded off). The red finish is a domestic
synthetic enamel (I think it was Matra, a local brand). The wings Eiserne
kreueze were cut from black and white decal sheets. The rudder ones and the
skulls came from the Glencoe D-III (Oef) kit and the Bauart nummern were cut
from the Flashback Aviatik D-I decal sheet, and once applied, lightly over
sprayed with red paint. Rigging, as usual, is invisible thread.
Well... I must say I feel this is quite a splendid animal..!
Kit: DML (1:48)
The DML kit... A beautiful one (except for that strange underwing rib tapes).
Oh... I have to admit that the all black Jacob's scheme on the box art is an
interesting one, but I feel that the Fokker Triplane MUST be red (at least, MY
Humbrol paints. The upperwing Balken kreuze were cut from black and white
decal sheets, the underwing and rudder ones came from the kit and the fuselage
ones came from the spare decal box. The fuselage stencils and under fuselage
stitching were drawn with Photo Studio 2000 and printed with an ink-jet
printer on clear decal and then airbrushed with gloss varnish to seal them.
Rigging is so scarce that it doesn't deserve mention.
An old Eduard kit. Not an easy one, but after some work it resulted in an
I choose to use only one of the two bombs that came with the kit, because
according to the specifications I read somewhere in the web, that was the
external load when the two Lewis machine guns were in use.
I also added some weight into the floats to keep the balance of the model.
Paints by Humbrol, as usual... Midstone mixed with black for the PC10, Linen
71 for the CDL and a very light gray for the main floats. For the tail float,
first I sprayed it a brownish Orange color, after it dried I drew the wood
veneer with a Dark Red watercolor pencil, then I brushed it gently with a
lightly wet brush to soften the edges, and finally airbrushed several coats of
gloss varnish. The rigging is invisible thread painted a mix of silver and
black... By the way, I love rigging British planes..! With all that double
Rafwires and (compared to contemporary French and German machines) rudimentary
looking but evidently so practical external cables.