Non-Triplane Fokker Models
1/48 Fokker D.VII - 'Hermann Goering' - This model represents the all-white
Fokker D.VII flown by Hermann Goering as Kommandeur of JG1 in 1918. The kit
was the DML offering, and the decals are a combination of black strips (for the
crosses) and the PD Decals set. I added Archer transfers for the fuselage
stitching. I also attempted to add fuselage rib structure but most of it has
disappeared. I added lots of detail to the cockpit - much being from the nifty
Eduard WWI cockpit instrument sets. I added a fuel pressure pump, control
lines, trigger lines to the guns, cockpit coaming from wire insulation, gun
pads from Milliput, and a bunch of corrective work on the engine, which
disappeared once the fuselage was assembled (take my word for it - there are
ignition wires on every cylinder and the distributors are both wired!). The
'cut-away' on the port cockpit side was done at a late time (I had mostly
finished the bloody thing before I saw a good illustration of it) and I added
the flare tube and rack on the starboard side (the tube is large-bore hypo
tubing and the flare rack is copper foil with stretched-sprue flare
cartridges). The guns are from Copper State, and yes, the prop is another of
my hand-carved jobs. I lathed the knockoff hub in my Dremel motor tool. I
separated the control surfaces.
All in all a fun kit, and as someone recently said, proof that a D.VII looks
good in ANY scheme!
The kit is the 1/48 Fokker E.III Flashback offering. I added some tube
framing to the cockpit and Copper State Models details to the model.
This is the Copper State Models Fokker D.V kit - an interesting subject,
and alot of fun!