Kit: DML (1:48)
This model depicts the mount of Lt. Fritz Kempf in Oct. 1917. The kit is
the DML product, and the decals from AeroMaster's 'Fokker Triplane
Collection' sheet replace the kit's contents. The prop is hand-carved, and
the model is rigged with surgical wire. The upper wing translates as:
'Recognize me yet?'
This is the 1/48 scale kit of the Fokker Dr.1 by DML. It is dressed up in
the markings of Jasta 15 C.O. Ltn. von Budde. The markings come from the
AeroMaster 'Fokker Triplane Collection Pt.1'. The propeller is hand-carved
and the model is rigged with surgical wire. For all intents and purposes,
an out-of-box kit!
This model depicts a Fokker Dr.1 that was assigned to Jasta 2 in the Summer
of 1918. The kit is the 1/48 DML issue, and the markings are from the
AeroMaster 'Fokker Triplane Collection' sheet. The prop is hand-carved, the
interplane struts are made of basswood, and the model is rigged with
surgical wire. I admit that what appealed to me was the brilliant colors on
this plane - very eye-catching!
Kit: Hawkeye (1:72)
Well... I have started building in teeny-scale and I have found that I like
it!! These two Dr.Is are both in 1/72 scale. The streaked one is the neat
little Hawkeye kit and MvR's plane is made from the Eduard kit. Both are
excellent and I added little or nothing to them, save for the stitching on
the underside of the Eduard kit which came from Archer. I have ordered 2
more of the Eduard Dr.Is as I have a Blue Rider sheet with Jasta 11 and 27
planes and I want to do some more - they are really fun! Finally, is there
an Albatros lurking in one of these pics? You Betcha! Pics will follow
once it's done!