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Fokker D.VII
Parts 3 & 4

LifeLike Decals, 1/48 & 1/32 scale

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Catalogue Number:

1/32 scale

LifeLike Decals

Item No. 32-018 Fokker D.VII Part 3

Item No. 32-019 Fokker D.VII Part 4

 

1/48 scale

LifeLike Decals

Item No. 48-043 Fokker D.VII Part 4

Item No. 48-044 Fokker D.VII Part 5

 

Scale:

1/32 and 1/48

Contents & Media

2x A4 instruction sheets, 2x decal sheets.

Price:

1/32

32-018 Fokker D.VII Part 3 - 1600yen from Lifelike Decals
32-019 Fokker D.VII Part 4 - 1600yen from Lifelike Decals

1/48

48-043 Fokker D.VII Part 4 - 1500yen from Lifelike Decals
48-044 Fokker D.VII Part 5 - 1500yen from Lifelike Decals

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

High quality printing with minimal carrier film. Extensive research and history notes supplied.

Disadvantages:

No lozenge decals.

Conclusions:

A great selection of alternative marking options for the Wingnut Wings kits in 1/32 scale and the Eduard and Roden kits in 1/48th scale.

Reviewed by Mick Drover



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FirstLook

 

World War 1 was an interesting time in aviation and the art of manned flight had only been mastered a handful of years before the outbreak of the war. Camouflage, particularly of the German aircraft, was in many examples a gaudy affair. In most cases the bright and colourful markings were applied to aircraft as a preventative measure of being shot down by your own side. As dogfights were truly a visual encounter it was important to clearly identify who was the good guy and who was the bad guy. With the release of these sheets in 32nd and 48th scale, Lifelike Decals have delivered these colourful schemes in spades.

 

 

Designed specifically for the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Fokker D.VII series, each of these two sheets offer the modeller four incredibly colourful schemes. Two each of both the OAW and Fokker built aircraft are provided on each of the sheets.


 

Marking Options

The 32-018 ‘Part 3' decal sheet contains the following aircraft.

  1. A/C #1 Fokker D.VIIF 4348/18 of Jasta "Boelcke", possible flow by Ltn. Paul Blunk (3 victories)' Lenz by Mons airfield, November 1918

  2. A/C #2 Fokker D.VII (O.A.W.) 4499/18, flown by Vizflugmeister Franz Mayer (4 victories)' MFJ III, Jabbeke, August/September 1918.

  3. A/C #3 Fokker D.VII 323/18F flown by Vizefeldwebel Willy Gabriel, Jasta 11, Beugneux Airfield, Late June 1918.

  4. A/C #4 Fokker D.VII (O.A.W.) 2188/18 (?) flown by Ltn. Hanse Körner, Jasta 19' Mensil-Bruntel airfield, early July 1918 to Tichémont airfield, September 1918.

These same marking options appear in 1/48 scale on the 48-043 Fokker D.VII Part 4 sheet.

 

  • Fokker D.VII Parts 3 & 4 Decal Review by Mick Drover (LifeLike Decals 1/32 and 1/48): Image
  • Fokker D.VII Parts 3 & 4 Decal Review by Mick Drover (LifeLike Decals 1/32 and 1/48): Image
  • Fokker D.VII Parts 3 & 4 Decal Review by Mick Drover (LifeLike Decals 1/32 and 1/48): Image
  • Fokker D.VII Parts 3 & 4 Decal Review by Mick Drover (LifeLike Decals 1/32 and 1/48): Image
  • Fokker D.VII Parts 3 & 4 Decal Review by Mick Drover (LifeLike Decals 1/32 and 1/48): Image
  • Fokker D.VII Parts 3 & 4 Decal Review by Mick Drover (LifeLike Decals 1/32 and 1/48): Image
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The 32-019 ‘Part 4' decal sheet contains the following aircraft.

  1. A/C #1 Fokker D.VII (O.A.W.) 2035/18 flown by Leutnant Rudolf Windisch, Staffelführer Jasta 66, Norman-le-Wast airfield, late May 1918.

  2. A/C #2 Fokker D.VII (O.A.W.) W. Nr. unknown, flown by Vzfw. Karl Gerster, Jasta 62, Higny-Preutin Airfield, October/November 1918.

  3. A/C #3 Fokker-built D.VIIF, W. Nr. unknown, flown by Ltn d R Heinrich Drekmann, Jasta 4, Mothussart Ferme, July, 1918.

  4. A/C #4 Fokker D.VIIF military number unknown, flown by Lieutenant Josef Veltjens, Staffelführer Jasta 15, Chéry-les-Poully airfield, July/August 1918.

These same marking options appear in 1/48 scale on the 48-044 Fokker D.VII Part 5 sheet.


 

Conclusion

 

The only issue of note with these sheets is that each scheme has a lozenge scheme for the upper wing. None of the sheets include the lozenge decals obviously relying on the original kit decals to be used. From my limited reading I understand that the lozenge colours varied so perhaps it’s best for the modeller to make their own call on that.

As with previous releases for the Fokker D.VII, Lifelike Decals have supplied is with some very colourful marking options in both 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. Their extensive research is apparent with both the written history for each aircraft and the list of contributors and references in the accompanying notes. Lifelike Decals should be commended for the work that they have put into these sheets. Recommended.

***If your preferred scale is 48th, these same markings are available. The markings are identical on each sheet however the name is different to the 32nd versions. Please refer to the summary table at the top of the review for item number and pricing information. In the case of the 48th scale sheets, additional stencils are also provided to supplement the kit options.***

Thanks to Lifelike Decals for these samples.


Text and Images Copyright 2015 by Mick Drover
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Last updated 16 June, 2015

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