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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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"An Old Friend"
reisen55
I must have built 20 of these when I was a kid, and some finished ones for my daughter and nephew over the years. My grandson just learned how to build models so I introduced this classic kit to him and it came our fair enough, not finished at all but I wanted it to be a kit to learn how to build and do decals, so it is quite fine for his desk. He also learned not to pick it up but the top wing. That was a problem with the real Triplane too. Recommend this for anyone wishing a quiet, quick project or a painstaking modification into a nice triplane. Worth the time and yes I will build another one with the refinements necessary now. I learned how to build it too.

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Features

  • 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.

Specs

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

Includes

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


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"Great value"
3rdslow411
These planes were flown in many colors, so get one and go wild! For the money, you will enjoy the detail and ease of assembly. Engine and wing detail is actually kinda cool. Cylinder detail is surprising. Watch the mold lines on the cowl for a nicer fit. Nice weekend project, it doesn't get any more fun! Easy kit for the youngsters as well!

 
"One awesome Fokker!"
Baron619
This is a rather large kit in comparison to most. This adds to the display value of such a kit, however, for it's size I think it could be a little more detailed. On the plus side, this plane comes with a rigging guide that's fairly easy to follow as well as two ground crew members and a pretty good representation of the Red Baron himself. The engine is nicely detailed and with a little time and effort the propeller can be made to look like wood. All said and done I would recommend this kit for any WWI enthusiast even despite the unpopular 1/28 scale size.

 
"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.

Markings

  • 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.

Comments

  • 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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