3.BUILDING THE WINGNUT WINGS FOKKER D.VII
LIBERALLY illustrated with over 270 photos, this unique 64 page modeller's guide provides extensive build logs of all four WNW kits-both early and late Fokker versions, as well as the OAW and Albatros licence-built D.VIIs. Each model is treated to detailed step-by-step coverage with larger,clearer colour images,all supported by contemporary photos and sketches to illustrate cockpits,armament,engines and myriad other aspects for super-detail addicts. Author Ray Rimell reveals how he modified all four kits both structurally ,and in terms of finish,to create highly personal treatments of each:photos and colour profiles adding extra provenance to markings' changes for both Fokker-built examples. The D.VIIF chapter even includes additional photos and detailed drawings of the BMW IIIa engine, including 1918 handbook illustrations. There are stacks of super-detailing and painting tips throughout,as well as exhaustive coverage of 'lozenge' decal application employing the kits' own sheets as well as commercially-available versions from Aviattic. Packed with exclusive material, the Special includes over 20 new Ronny Bar profiles,most with supporting archive photos,along with three galleries of rare archive images and over 50 colour close-ups of Mike Carlson's superb airworthy reproduction-these taken especially for this book.In addition to a bibliography and comprehensive listings of after-market 1:32 scale D.VII accessories and decals, we also have an exclusive interview with Richard Alexander and Jason McAdam of Wingnut Wings who candidly discuss the research and development required to bring their D.VII kits to fruition-it makes for fascinating reading!
Whilst the modelling chapters deal with the WNW kits,this big Special will prove equally invaluable to D.VII modellers working in scales from 1:144 right up to 1:2, for 50% of the content is pure documentation providing a fresh in-depth resource for this most famous and popular WWI German fighter.