PLEASE NOTE : THE FOLLOWING WING SETS, ATT48020 - ATT48028, ARE TO BE DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED WITH NEW, WING AND FUSELAGE SETS. STOCKS ARE LOW SO ORDER WHILE YOU CAN..
NEW! Fokker wing, tail and fuselage sets!
Each specifically altered to fit the Eduard kits, with upper and lower "lozenge" colours in their distinctive "Fokker-built", "Albatros-built" and "OAW-built" configurations.
Essentially, both 1/48 and 1/72 Eduard DVII's have under-sized ailerons and over-stated rib detail - in places where it wasn't present (!) - along with slight discrepancies in fuselage width and depth.
This means that we could not merely scale down our artworks from our WNW 1/32-fitting versions and so these sets have had to be re-designed.
Through financial necessity Eduard did not trouble themselves with all the various idiosyncracies of each manufacturer's airframes and much of the kit is generic, with a pretty poor representation of the Mercedes engines, with no real provision made for the later BMW..
If you are interested in further refining the otherwise excellent 1/48 and 1/72 kits I strongly recommend you visit the still-online Wingnut Wings website (www.wingnutwings.com) and compare the down-loadable instruction pamphlets - themselves an essential addition to any serious modeller's references.
Plus there are, of course, the trio of Albatros Production booklets on the DVII - but you've got these, haven't you?...
For these new decals to fit you are obliged to make the following, suggested, simple "improvements" to the Eduard kit parts :
Suggested alterations to fit the Roden DVII "Fokker built"
ATT48083 Special Ukraine Fokker DVII set
All metal parts of the Fokkers fuselage should be painted mid-sheen "Fokker green" - a mid to dark green but open to interpretation!..
ATT48084 (for Eduard kit) Fokker DVII 'F' Ltn. Lothar von Richthofen, Jasta 11
BMW-powered 'F' DVII, previously thought to have been flown by Wolfram v R but now thought to be his brother, Lothar's.
Obviously, the scheme is a tribute to his fallen brother but would also suit a 'What if?' scenario...imagine the carnage MvR would have inflicted on the RAF in a BMW-powered DVII..