Roden 1/72 Gotha G.V.
This is my third build of the venerable Roden Gotha. Released 20 years ago, it retains its charm in terms of the right scale for a build of the type and of course, the large surface areas covered by the colorful lozenge camouflage.
The engineering and molding quality are basic. I reinforced the wing parts joints with metal rods also to maintain the correct dihedral angle. Rigging is extensive, but I used copper wires that can be adjusted without drilling holes, using turnbuckles and stretching wires. While the lozenge camouflage adds much character to the model, it is not an easy process to apply. I had to purchase Techmod's decals because the supplied decals were brittle. Both options are suggestive because of the lack of data. The downside of using decals applied over most of the model's surface is the fiddly attachment of parts.
So, a challenging model it is.
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