Fokker DR.I Manfred Von Richthofen Triplane

This is a 1/28 Plastic Fokker DR.I Manfred Von Richthofen Triplane by Revell. For modelers age 10 and over, but recommended for adults.

Revell-Germany Fokker DR.I Manfred Von Richthofen Triplane Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/28 Scale #04744
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Specifications :
  • Length: 8-1/4" (21.1cm)
  • Wingspan: 10-1/4" (26.2cm)
  • Scale: 1/28
  • Revell-Germany Product Number: 04744
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Spotlight Review

"ancient Fokker"
kajoe55 (Oklahoma)
I have been modeling for some time, having built this kit when I was a kid. I recently purchased a new one and was surprised to see Revell, Venice Calif, 1957 stamped inside the fuselage. The kit is also stamped 1981 on the landing gear plane at the very bottom. So, Revell must make good kits considering; a. Richthofen flew this in 1917/1918, b. The kit was originally make in 1957, c. I'm building one in 2017. Had some minor fit issues with the machine guns and if you don't clean up the flash, you'll have other fit problems during assembly. The decals had some silvering and despite my best efforts I couldn't eliminate them (the weight table and aircraft identification) and the tail decal doesn't line up correctly and is oversized so have some Micro Sol/Set. Rigging was easy as was the overall assembly. I have it a good rating but unless you want to spend a lot this is an excellent model to try you hand at WWI aviation. As always, have fun.

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  • Skill level 3 includes up to 100 red plastic pieces molded to sprue trees.
  • Detailed radial engine.
  • Movable propeller.
  • Detailed cockpit with control column, seat and pedals.
  • Structurally detailed wings.
  • Two Spandau MGs.
  • Landing gear with movable wheels.
  • Pilot figure von Richtrhofen.
  • Two ground personnel figures.
  • Wings are three-tier.
  • There is no cockpit enclosure.
  • Waterslide decals included.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions.


  • Length: 8-1/4" (21.1cm)
  • Wingspan: 10-1/4" (26.2cm)
  • Scale: 1/28
  • Revell-Germany Product Number: 04744


One 1/28 Plastic Fokker DR.I Manfred Von Richthofen Triplane

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"This Fokker is a mixed bag"
polockman (Lagro, IN)
This kit does have it's flaws but yet it can produce a good looking result. The kit's fit and finish are OK. There was a lot of plastic flash from the molding process so be prepared for a lot of clean-up to get parts to fit well and look good. It is a Skill Level 3 kit, which may be a little over-rated unless you add the flap and strut rigging options with the supplied thread. Others have mentioned the decal silvering on the lettering decals, which I also experienced even though I applied them over glossy paint. Also the poor fitting tail decal can be dealt with by just painting the tail gloss white before applying those to decals - that gives you a lot of flexibility in working those decals into an acceptable position and then blending them smooth with Micro-set.

"One of a kind"
In the '70s Revell released a trio of WWI fighters (Fokker DR.1, SPAD XIII and Sopwith Camel) in an oddball 1/28 scale that have been reboxed off and on since then, and remain popular for their price and detail. They are well engineered, fit well, and have nice detailing that still looks good. Despite its age, the DR.1 kit is detailed and accurate enough to build into a nice representative of the type, is easy to assemble, and its size makes it easier to assemble than a 1/72 or 1/48 kit. When compared to newer releases in the more standard 1/32 scale, the old Revell kits still represent a good value, and an interesting kit to build

"Excellent Value"
Built this model decades ago as a kid and am currently in the process of building it again. I like working in this scale size and wish it was more popular. Not too small, not too big. This can be a relatively simple build or a complex one if the rigging options are utilized. Will be doing rigged control surfaces this time, didn't do so as a


  • Includes one decal sheet for two aircrafts
  • 1: Germany's Iron Cross Insignia (1917), Fok.FI102/17.
  • 2: Germany's Iron Cross Insignia (1918), Fok.DRI425/17.
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Matt Light Olive, Light Green, Matt Nato Olive.
  • 2: Carmin Red.
  • Detail Colors
  • -Matt White, Silver, Copper, Matt Black, Matt Flesh, Greyish Blue,
  • Matt Earth, Ruby Red, Ochre, Wood Tan.


  • CAUTION: Not suitable for children age 3 and under. Contains small parts which are a choking hazard.
  • Suggests to use Revell polystyrene cement from the CONTACTA series.
  • Skill level 3 models are more demanding.

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