Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Revell Fokker Dr. 1

I chose not to do the "Bloody Red Baron" colour scheme on this one, I did start but got the brakefluid out and washed it down. The colour scheme is the one used by Leutnant Lothar von Richthofen, Jasta 11, anyway that´s what it says on the box :-D

27 comments:

  1. Thats a loverly model and a very nice colour scheme.

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  2. Nice plane again! Is that something acurate to have the underbelly of the plane in a different color? I don't much about plane^^

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  3. Very nice - and well done for resisting and all-red paint scheme!

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  4. Lovely work on that kit but especially on the transfers, I usually lose models at that stage.

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  5. That's a very cool Fokker. Great painting job!

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  6. Thanks :-D
    @Stephane...the underside of the planes were painted grey, light blue etc so that they couldn´t be spotted so easily from the ground,,,especially later in the war. (although a noisy thing with crosses and roundels etc going overhead would attract enough attention as it is)
    The tops of the wings (especially the german ones) had a pattern called "lozenge" that was suppoesed to act as a less eye catching colour scheme..again ruined by bunging dirty great crosses on it.
    Cheers
    paul

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  7. The transfers are easy...put them in water...count to thirty...stand up..do that thing they do in Pirates of the carribean when they see the black spot...pray to whatever...(make it the length of say a hail mary)and then dab a bit of water with your finger tip on the spot you want the deacl to go...it slides on this surface of water for abut 2-3 seconds...giving just enough time for adjustments.
    Let it dry a wee bit, press on with a DRY finger tip or a cotton bud.
    If not 100% attached, a bit of very watered down woodglue on the tip of a paintbrush and gently smear this under any offending sticky up edges.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  8. sorry...I wrote deacl...I meant decal :-D

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  9. I always really liked the Fokker plane.

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  10. looks great and very nice paintjob

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  11. That yellow is superb. It can be a pain, but no sign of that here. Big Lee is right - great model and great job.

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  12. Cracking job mate.Always nice to see it painted something other than red(mine red by the way).

    Cheers Rich.

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  13. Very nice job - well done indeed! - I wonder if I can paint a Wings of War model in this scheme? - Hmmm?

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  14. Very nice!! I like the colours that you have used. Very productive week indeed!!

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  15. well done what a super little model

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  16. There's a photo extant of Lothar in the hospital with a nasty head wound, braced up.

    I think that a CSI type investigation would indicate his brother Manfred was most likely brought down by the Australian infantry on the ground, and not the British Officer who was chasing him at the time. The fatal wound was up the leg from below.

    Snoopy I would dismiss as mere American Hollywood hype. But since it drew attention to the situation, it may not be all bad to have some publicity at any rate.

    Consider why you may be the first modeller ever to actually do Lothar's machine--it is the publicity that explains it, on the part of everyone else, myself included.

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  17. Great work, I also like WWI fighters, I have only done 2 so far but have a few in my collection to do.

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  18. wow thats insane, is it oil paint?

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  19. Thanks :-D
    @Herkybird...definately :-D
    @mekelnborg...I´m not..I used another Revell build with the same colour scheme as a reference.
    @ Dan...I saw your revell Fokker on your blog...very nice :-D
    @Nigma...not oil paint...Acrylics.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  20. nice, I have the eduard kit with all of the brothers, hopefully get some paint on them this year!

    cheers
    matt

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  21. A very lovely built. I am glad you posted something besides the overdone all red paint scheme. There are so many other schemes more interesting that all red. Thanks for sharing this example with us all.

    best wishes,

    Will

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  22. Yea nicely done. Love those old air planes.

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  23. Thanks chaps. :-D
    @Will...I have looked at your site quite a few times...excellent for reference purposes
    Cheers
    Paul

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