This page of Pfalz fighters is of models built by
Click on any thumbnail for a larger JPEG image.
Thanks to John Roll firstname.lastname@example.org for the scans.
Ltn. Forstmann, Jasta 90, May 1918
Mannheim, Germany (Home Defense Unit)
- 1/72 Scale conversion. (From "Merlin" Pfalz DR. I limited run
injection molded kit).
- the only "Merlin" kit parts utilized in this conversion were the
fuselage halves, rudder and elevator (after separation from the horizontal
- The fuselage was lengthened 3/32" to D. VIII standards using plastic sheet
- Cowling is scratchbuilt/converted from an Italeri Fw 190 D-9 cowling.
- Siemens Halske engine is an Aeroclub white metal item.
- Propeller is *two* "Xtravac" resin props married together into the
four bladed D. VIII propeller.
- Cockpit is entirely scratchbuilt from plastic sheet, strip, rod, and
sprue. Wire and "Tom's Modelworks" photo-etched generic detail items were
- Wings were scratchbuilt from "Roseparts" generic wing section vacform
pieces. Control surfaces cut out and re-positioned. Horizontal stabilizer
scratchbuilt from plastic.
- Rigging is entirely clear stretched sprue, fixed in place with white
glue, and selectively painted.
- Paints are "Humbrol" and "Testors" mixes. Pfalz "Silbergrau" is 2/3
"Testors" flat aluminum + 1/3 "Testors" medium blue/gray.
- Weathering with paint/pastels, and "Berol/Prismacolor" colored pencils.
Return to Steve Hustad's 1/72 Models Page