Eduard 1:72 Fokker Dr.1
The fuselage markings and unusual black coloring attracted me to this kit. I’d avoided biplanes for a long time out of rigging anxiety. This one has mercifully little. This project also gave me an opportunity to try some wood grain painting techniques. This kit is quite a gem with Eduard’s normally great plastic and fantastic (but tiny) PE bits. The only hiccups came with unspecific instructions for gluing the cockpit frame assembly. Had to reposition it after the fuselage was together. If the ammo bin that mounts the MGs don’t line up precisely with the cockpit opening, the MGs will not align correctly. I had to do some pretty dicey reworking of the opening and mounts at the very end of the project. .
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