Fokker G.1 “Jachtkruiser” 1/48 by Micro Mir
If anyone is planning to do this model, I highly recommend you buy a copy of the Dutch Profiles Books Monograph on the G.1 and the Dutch Decals DD48069 sheet for this kit. The book has all the information one needs covering history, camouflage and markings. There are also excellent color profiles, camouflage scheme diagrams and photos. The decals are a must as the kit markings are incorrect. On the real aircraft the black borders to the orange markings were 10cm wide. The kit decals have this wrong. Also the Dutch Decals sheet gives multiple options of Dutch roundels markings as well as German. The decal quality is excellent.
The kit is of high quality and it includes 2 sets of very welcome, the fuselage pod is molded in clear plastic, canopy masks. This is a difficult build due to the large amount of small parts which are hard to remove from the sprues without losing or damaging them. Getting the proper alignment of the wings booms and fuselage is challenging.
Surprisingly some detail parts the pitot tube, elevator actuator and navigation lights are not included. Also the crescent shaped gun sight ring was not on the photoetched sheet. I provided these myself by fabrication of the actuator and spares box for the nav lights and pitot. The canopy hatch was done by vac forming the 1 piece kit part over an art plaster mold ( made from the kit canopy ) and cutting out the hatch portion. Strip plastic detail was added to the inside of the hatch to give a more realistic look. Aerial masts, gun sight and cowling support braces were made from plastic rod. Paints are Hataka Red Line Dutch camouflage set applied free hand. The seats, exhausts and guns are Quickboost upgrades.
I started this last April and finished it about a week ago. It was a time consuming build and I don’t want to do another anytime soon but I happy with the result and really glad I’ve got this in my collection.
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