1/32 Fokker DVII pilot and unit markings for the Wingnut Wings model..
New schemes, some old favourites - stay tuned!
ATT32270 Fokker DVII Jasta 65 "Seven Swabians" Ltn. Alfred Bäder
The ever-popular "Seven Swabians" scheme of Ltn. Alfred Bäder of Jasta 65.
The story did not have a happy ending for the villagers of the story and so what the message was behind this choice of marking is unclear.
Colours of the villagers clothing is conjectural but details have been faithfully replicated from the superb photographs featured on the website www.buddecke.de which, sadly, I can't share here.
Three sheet decal set, including fuselage, tail and 4 colour "lozenge" wing set ATT32173 with linen rib tapes.
Match the colour of the tail to paint metal cowlings, with the cowling forward of the cockpit retaining its original OAW lilac and green painted, random lozenge shapes.
Cowlings were often removed by this unit to aid cooling of volatile phosphorous ammunition.
ATT32271 Fokker DVII (OAW built) Jasta 65 "U10" Ltn. Heinz von Beaulieu-Marconnay
The iconic "U10" scheme of Ltn. Beaulieu-Marconnay of Jasta 65. The "U10" a nod to the horse branding practice of his former cavalry regiment, the 10th Uhlans.
This machine landed on the forward airfield of US Aero 95th Squadron on November 9th 1918, two days before the Armistice and Heinz was captured..
Heinz's brother, the 25 victory ace and Staffelführer of Jasta 19, Oliver had succumbed to his wounds just two weeks earlier and it is thought that rather than "mistakenly" landing on an allied field, Heinz may quite simply have had enough..
There is actually film of the aircraft being salvaged and readied for its journey to the US, where many German aircraft were taken to be studied. Stills from this film allowed us to better copy the markings, rather than trust any details of the rather poor restoration carried out on the airframe and displayed at the National Air & Space Museum.
A three-sheet decal set, including fuselage, tail and 4 colour "lozenge" wing set ATT32173 with linen rib tapes and "U10" legend along with OAW specific "hier anheben" stencils.
The axle wing was painted half lilac (starboard) and green (port).
Match your paints to the swatches on the decal sheet.
Match the "chocolate" colour of the tail to paint metal cowlings, with the top cowling forward of the cockpit retaining its original OAW lilac on green painted lozenge shapes.
Pair with resin cowling set ATTRES 046 to achieve the correct appearance of this machine in the field.
ATTRES 046 Fokker DVII OAW built "mid" production Jasta 65 field-mod cowling panel set for WNW kit
Converts an "early" Wingnut Wings Fokker DVII to OAW configuration.
I recommend downloading the instruction manuals from the various WNW DVII kits from their still-functioning website.
Jasta 65 machines often flew with their upper engine cowlings removed to permit air-cooling of the volatile phosphorus ammunition.
The port upper panel may have been fixed over the lower one to eliminate in-flight "flutter" and has been noted on other machines.
This type of modification applies to "Seven Swabians" and "U10" at least..
1) Replicated kit parts J16
2) Starboard fuselage panel with one louvre in triangular inspection panel
3) Port fuselage panel with one louvre in triangular inspection panel
4) Port top panel overlapping lower panel
5) Axle wing and chin cowling fasteners and bolts.
6) Flare guns, flare racks set
Parts replicating original WNW parts have been CAD drawn, amended where necessary and not "copy" cast.
3d printed parts require careful cutting from build trees and cleaning up with a file.
They are ready to prime and glue using CA or 2-part contact adhesive.
ATTRES 022 WW1 German Fokker DVII seat and cushion
Modelled accurately for the first time - the distinctive "flare" sided Fokker type aircraft seat, with cushion cast separately
Scaled for the DVII and EV from Achim Engels (Fokker archive based) drawings, this also works with the Roden F.I and Dr.I but is slightly larger than the new Meng/WNW DR.I kit version.