Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fokker Triplane Build: Part 4 of 4


Well, I can finally put this project to bed. It's been the better part of a month, but the six Fokker Dr.Is are ready to hit the game table this coming Tuesday night.

This build took about twice as long as the last group of SE5as I did, mainly because there was so much paint masking and decal work. As an example, one Jasta 19 triplane fuselage side would get a base coat of white primer, then a mask for the iron cross field, then a spray of desert sand (for the linen color), then the iron cross decal. Next there would be a light overpainting of olive for the cross, then the streak decal, then the serial number and finally the decal for the fuselage personal marking. In other words...it took a while!

Here the build is almost done...just waiting for landing gear, tail skid and propeller.


The builds are done now. Kirschstein's optical illusion plane from Jasta 6 is in the back left. The five Jasta 19 planes from early April, 1918 round out the shot.


Another view, this time from the front quarter. I'm running a Canvas Eagles game at the club on Tuesday, so I'll post some pics on Wednesday.


A final inspirational Jasta 19 painting...here Korner is diving on some English Bristol Fighters (even though at this time, these pilots were mostly fighting French opponents).


I'd like to do a flight of Albatros D.Vs next, but I think I'll take a little break and paint some Space Hulk miniatures heading into the Christmas holidays. 'Til next time...



3 comments:

  1. That disruptive camo is hard to look at. That will look real nice with some flames shooting out of the rear end on Tuesday, though... .

    ReplyDelete