Eduard's 1/48 scale
Fokker Dr.I x 2
by Michael Scott
Eduard's 1/48 scale Fokker Dr.I Weekend Edition is available from Squadron.com for less than $20.00!
These photos were taken by Bruce Roberts, Mt. Diablo IPMS Chapter at the Mt. Diablo & Santa Rosa Show and Expo in Petaluma, CA.
They show my two Eduard 1/48 scale Dreideckers, the white-wing model representing Ltn. Weiss' mount, and the other with striped tail surfaces and yellow X on the red field that of Steinhauser, both from Jasta 11.
These Eduard kits are well detailed and other than some minor cleanup required on the engine castings and wing trailing edges, went together without a hitch. All other problems experienced in the builds were of my own making. I remain unable to follow simple directions at the most inopportune times.
The wing rigging is monofilament thread, colored with a Sharpie pen and the turnbuckles are home-made from wire twisted about a drill bit and super-glued to it. Control wires are stretched sprue.
Paint is Tamiya acrylics, Andrea acrylics for the wood surfaces and oils used for the streaking coats. On the Steinhauser plane, the tail, "X" and red field are all done with Tamiya acrylics.
The bases were made from old plaques using Woodland Scenics landscaping materials.
Fokker Dr.1 545/17 was flown by Ltn. Hans Weiss during his tenure with Jasta 11. He was the commanding officer of Jasta 11 and killed in this machine by gunfire from a Camel flown by M.S. Taylor of 209 Squadron, RAF. He had sixteen confirmed victories.
Fokker Dr.1 564/17 was the mount of Lt. Werner Steinhauser. He was attached to Jasta 11 in December of 1917. On June 26, 1917 he was shot down and killed in his new Fokker DVII in a fight with SPADs from either Spa. 194 or Spa. 93, after achieving ten victories.
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2009 by Michael Scott
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