By BillMichaels | Published: 01/16/2021
It all started back in October’20 when I built the (newer) Revell Dr.1 as a change of pace. The Revell kit was a nice build, but it is molded in bright red plastic. I didn’t want to fight painting over the red, so I finished it in Jacobs’ all black scheme, using the decals from the Eduard Profipack kit.
After I finished, a Ora said “Nice to see something besides the all red MvR Dr.1 - there was such a variety of colorful schemes.” That inspired me, and now, a couple of months later, I have a total of seven Triplanes. All the rest are Eduard kits, a mix of WE and Profipack kits.
The models are build essentially OOB, with pilots added. (They will all end up in a mobile over my desk- a “Flying Circus”.). After building six of the Eduard kits, I am pretty sure I have found most of the mistakes you can make when building this kit. (I have two left to finish, so I may yet find a new error to make!)
Markings are a mix of Eduard and scrapbox decals, plus some were painted using masks. One thing I am pleased with is the Fokker Streaking- it came out a lot better than it did on other builds in the past.
Black: Josef Jacobs, Jasta 7
Yellow: Lothar von Richtofen, Jasta 11
White: Hans Weiss, Jasta 11
Blue: Wilhelm Schwartz, Jasta 13
Lilac: Rudolf Stark, Jasta 34b
Friedrich Kempf, Jasta 2 Boelcke
Red/white: August Raben, Jasta 18
- Fokker Triplane Collection
- Eduard, Revell