Kit: Revell (1:48)
Make no bones about it. This kit's a dog.
The moulds date back to the 50's, it's quite inaccurate in many places, needs
so much scratch building to make anything of it, but is great fun to make in
I liked the fact it's a biplane with no rigging, although there are some parts
that need bracing wire.
I put a lot of effort into the scratch building of the cockpit, as there's
virtually nothing included in the kit, and it's very open. I used plastic card
for the flooring and dash, bits of guitar string for the sidewalls, and sprue
for the side dials and rudder pedals. A couple of Mike Grant decals finished
the dash of. Seatbelts were made from painted medical tape.
The fuselage had to be cut to make a more realistic placement for the machine
guns, and a fuselage patch was made from a cut up biro lid and filled in with
I finished it off as Herman Goering's all white mount. Easier to paint!