Eduard 1/48 Fokker DVII
July 20, 2014 in Aviation
This is one I did a while back – my first 1/48 WW1 subject. One of Eduard’s (then) new and improved line of WW1 kits. I think it was released in 2005 or so. I recall this one just coming together effortlessly. It was a lot of fun to build and the assembly went quickly. Great cockpit detail and some nice color etch. The real challenge was in the decals. Barely any paint on the exterior of this – just the cowling area, tail, landing gear and struts. I coated the whole thing with Future before applying the decals, and was shockingly impressed with the result. Very minor rigging was done with some stainless steel wire. If you want an intro to WW1 kits, and want to avoid rigging, this is a great one to start with. Another one would be Eduard’s Fokker Dr.1. Now I should get back to finishing the stuff on my bench!
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