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Preview Eduard 1/48 Fokker Dr.I
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 02:03 AM UTC
Very nicly done Nico ! The streaking is awesome .
Kitboy
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 01:17 AM UTC
Thanks:)

Anyway, time is limited at his moment, so I try to spend it more on buidling instead typing behind the PC. Do not worry though I check this section very reguraly, but posting is limited. I also am a bit reluctant to post my results, cause I do know they are all but perfect.

Now back to Roden's Junkers D1 (what a nice kit)

Cheers, Nico
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 07:10 AM UTC
And here I was worrying that Nico had gotten lost! Better now he comes up with one of his excellent builds! Ok everyone, search party is called off! Nico hs been found!
Kitboy
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 01:08 AM UTC
Hello,

I finished mine a few weeks ago. Hereby some pic's to share. It was built (as always with me) OOB. It's also my first resious attempt on the Streaking Camo:














Greetings, Nico
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 01:30 AM UTC
The Dual Combo Dr.I dropped through my door from Hannants the other day along with a Profi Camel bought for the "Camel / Dr.I group build". . . both look awesome, I actually feel quite nervous about tackling either.

The 1/48th Camel makes the Academy 1/32 scale Camel look about 49 years out of date.

it is incredible to see the difference between the detail and production quality and improvements in these and the old D.Va Terri built recently. *not your build quality Terri but the standard of the kit itself.

Keith

Added.... by the time the group build starts that new streaked camo decalling system might be out and save us a lot of grief
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 03:03 PM UTC
It is like you are reading my mind Terri. Stop that!
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 01:58 PM UTC
Yes I will have to get this one as well ! Not a bad choice for the markings either . Nice and colourful !

I still don't know if I will do a Camel or Fokker for the Campaign Maybe even both

Would be nice to see you build this on line for us kind folk Stephen .
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:49 PM UTC
That looks real nice. And it is in time for the Camel vs Dr.I campaign. I wonder if streaks count as stripes?
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:22 PM UTC
Greetings all;

Here it is. The Fokker Dr.I Weekend edition #8490. More to follow.

JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008 - 12:32 PM UTC

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On Aug. 11, 2008, Merlin wrote ". . .and it's good to know you're not too far from your workbench. . . Eduard's Fokker Dr.I Combo kit and the Weekend Edition Sopwith Camel will be on their way to you as of tomorrow. All the best Rowan



Aug. 18, My wife just called me here at work. A package by Royal Mail has arrived. 5:10pm
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 08:28 AM UTC
Greetings folks;
Here is the next issue of the new Fokker Dr.I mold. Dual Combo Kit #8161 is available for purchase now. Seems like they can't make up their minds which side the white goes for the Frommherz profile.





Looks like enough for two complete kits. There is even enough PE in this issue.
CaptainA
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Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 09:18 AM UTC
I look forward to this release. Is it a SPAD VII or XIII on the cover?

Maybe they will come up with Colonel Klink's profile by the next release.
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008 - 02:44 PM UTC
Well I should have waited for this one to come out . I really donn't need the D.V . , but the price was worth as my friend Joyce would say ( Where are the little people ! ) The pin I end up passing that on to my Mom who has a very side collection . So i will get this kit and use the figuars and markings from the other . I'm going to try for my frist diaroma and was planning on having both of the Brothers Fokkers beside each other . Mark you inspirde me , Thank-You .
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Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008 - 06:57 AM UTC
Greetings folks;

Here is the next issue of the new Fokker Dr.I mold. Seems like they can't make up their minds which side the white goes for the Frommherz profile.

JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2008 - 01:09 PM UTC
Greetings Hugh!
The difference maybe in the monitors BUT the colours for the Dr.I light blue have been noted by colour research fiends. Start with the German colour called hellblau ( lt blue) and add a touch of zinc chromate green and I mean just a touch. The ratio would be something like 10 parts lt. blue to 1 part chromate green. The blue was not vivid and in this scale adding some light gull grey is not a bad idea. Then there was the castor oil exhaust.

Check my Portfolio on the subject of Fokker Dr.I types.
Click here

The light blue cowling for the Jasta 36 Fokker Dr. I 465/17 is supposed to be the undersurface colour carried up to the metal cowl at the unit level.
MerlinV
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2008 - 11:26 AM UTC
Stephen,

I notice that Sreiko has used a very blue... um... blue for the underside of his build. I was going to go a greyer shade for my F.I build.
Any thoughts?

Cheers,

Hugh
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2008 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi

I also find the figures a bit too tall for 1/48. LvR is 39mm and MvR is 37 mm (measured without the base)... but they look very nice else.

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2008 - 07:48 AM UTC

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Just for the record I was chastised on the WW1 modelers list for making observations about the relative heights on the Eduard figures without having them in hand! The author of the letter said they are indeed different heights. Stephen since you have them, any comments? RAGIII



Overall Rick On my examples they are the same height or near it. The difference is that the base is thicker on the bare headed MvR figure. The answer to the question ". . .are Eduard figures of differing heights?" the answer is yes. Measuring from the boot soles up to the eyes the distance is 5' 6" on MvR and 5' 8" on LvR and thats just to the eyes. Most people now know that MvR was just about 5' 7" overall when he rec'd his head wound. ( This was done measuring his pilot's badge as a known constant in the image of him and Nurse Odersdorf.) So it the LvR figure that nees to be taller. Here is an image taken by Mike Good.

Having seen Mr. Good's figures and those of Tom Sollers of Microsculpt the Eduard likeness' can not compare well.

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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 12:59 PM UTC
Okay this really sucks . I'm still waiting for my kit to come in at the hobby shop !
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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 07:16 AM UTC
To quote Alfred E. Newman........ "Blech"
Kitboy
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Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008 - 01:40 AM UTC
Mine arrived this week (the "normal" Combo that is). At first I wanted to wait for the single Dr.I to come out, but being impatient I ordered one. Before I start with it I just practise a bit more on the Streaking camouflage. I did the fuselage of my DVII as such, but was not very pleased with the result.

Cheers, Nico
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 10:12 AM UTC
My red box über kit arrived today. More later. I am on my way to work.
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 11:19 AM UTC
Note to all who have purchased the Eduard kit #1136X. There is only one set of Fokker Dr.I PE and masks in both issues (1136 or 1136X). The second Fokker Dr.I kit was intended to be plastic only. Here is a response from Eduard.


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"As M. was writing, there is not any missing PE-set. The second kit of Fokker is like a special bonus. There is not the second PE-sets and mask. We don’t suppose somebody will build both of kits. The modelers usual want built as well as unbuilt kit. The PE-sets for the second kit is not including to the price of this kit too. We advice on our web site there are 4 pcs of PE and 2 masks in the box. And it is all, what is part of this box. I hope you could understand.

With regards
Jana Sulcova,
Eduard Model Accessories


PS: It is possible we will able to produce several PE-sets and mask as special additional set to this limited edition for such modellers, which will be interesting it. The price will be 17 USD (of PE-sets + mask for one kit of Fokker Dr.I) It will be possible to add this item to their next order."

JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 12:13 AM UTC
Here is the first build up I have seen of this kit. Done by Srecko Bradic of Serbia. Done as F.I 102/17


Nicely done with some minor reservations. A decent build.



A good fellow and super talent . Look for something on him in the near future.



JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 05:12 PM UTC
I just got the notice. Eduard is sending my über kit.

Andrew the inbetween gender in Germany . . .are called politicians in any language.