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Artur Domanski
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Fokker D.VII WnW

December 11, 2018 · in Aviation · · 6 · 1.6K

Fokker D VII in the colours of The 15th Polish fighting squadron flown by the second lieutenant Antoni Bartkowiak , dated from the Bolshevik war in 1920, or immediately after. The condition probably after March 1921. The model covered in Aviattic decals, a few metal strips by HGW, KMs by Master and exceptionally good additions to the engine by Taurus Models. The propeller is hand made from veneer. Reborn Poland seized about 50 Fokkers D. VII as a trophy (former German airbases in Wielkopolska ) or purchased some from the producer- The OAW company in Piła within the borders of The Third Reich at the time. These dealings were not fully legal, the planes were provided by German pilots by air- they 'lost' the way from Piła nad landed at The Ławica airport 'by mistake'. After being paid, they returned by train.

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  1. If I had only seen the pictures out in the sunlight, I would have sworn it was the real thing! Beautifully done.

  2. It’s museum quality to me. Perhaps this polish Fokker isn’t as flamboyant as those from the Jasta squadrons but the excepcional quality you achieve in all details makes it wonderful. Well done sir!

  3. Very clean build. Good job!

  4. Beautifully done!

  5. Artur, This is gorgeous. The realism, especially in those daylight pictures is really great. I like this a lot !

  6. How did I miss this the first time around? Really excellent work.

    Those photos look like the real thing.

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