NEW! FOKKER F.I/DR.I Model Special by Ray Rimell/ Richard Alexander


Volume 21 No. 2 - Mar/Apr 2005

riplane Special Red Baron review features including new 1:32 Dr.I kit, figure and book. Plus 1:32 revised Dr.I plans * Extensive book and kit reviews * Airfix Albatros * Nieuport VI * Wing structures * Voisin photos and 504K profiles in full colour!
THIS issue's 20th anniversary content covers a vintage Rumpler model from 1985's third Wind -Sock edition and a rose-tinted look at the 1957 Airfix Albatros D.V kit -both of blessed memory...Leading the main content is the editor's colourful build log of Andrea Miniatures' 1:32 scale Red Baron's  Fokker Dr.I Triplane ,a high quality kit of resin,metal and photo-etch that makes for an impressive model as the cover images testify only so well. The model included a figure of the Baron himself along with his  faithful Moritz whose history is related here. Supporting the review are 1:32 scale plans from Ian Stair, a discussion on the colours of  von Richthofen's last Triplane that include colour images of surviving red fabric, along with the tie-in publication from Andrea that mixes  biographical history with a step-by-step build log of the kit under review here. Elsewhere, John Barfoot describes the operational use of the Nieuport VI floatplane and we discuss the finer points of airframe structures with illustrations and quotes from a contemporary rigging manual.Seven pages are devoted to the latest kits and figures including reviews of  the Blue Max Avro 504K ( for which we present three Bob Pearson colour profiles on the rear cover) and the Eduard DH2- also 1:48 scale.Readers' models and letters plus five pages of book reviews close out this great edition!
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