DML Fokker Dr.I
by Ken Schmitt

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Kit: DML (1:48)

Don't know much about this pilot other than 1) highest score in this aircraft 2) hung on to his long after his peers abandoned theirs for DVII, etc. Quite a guy, by that measure. Pitch-black and three wings plus mythological creatures cavorting on the side. What's not to like? Crosses on top the bottom wing. After-the-fact of this model, come to find Jacobs nicked a Clerget from a Camel hump and strapped it on. Let's hope he got more than 10 hours between overhauls...depending on one's point of view. The DML kit is self-sufficient in everything but the swapped engine. The single plane struts need fussing but that's about it. Black paint is a challenge, believe it or not. It shows everything, every tiny error one has made, including brush marks. The kit instructions call for a matte-finished cowl, which I did, tho' confess complete ignorance. A black aircraft will never look better than the day you finish it. . .


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