Fokker D.VII Part 3

Published: January 12th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Roger Rasor - IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/32
Company: Lifelike Decals
Price: $23.75
Product / Stock #: 32-018
Product provided by: Lifelike Decals

Lifelike Decals continues to release aftermarket sets of decals for 1/32 scale Fokker D.VIIs. Each set provides national insignia and personal markings for four colorful aircraft. The latest two sets were released at the same time a few months ago and offer marking options for aircraft built by various manufacturers. Set number 32-018, Fokker D.VII Part 3, includes markings for the following aircraft:

  • Fokker-built Fokker D.VIIF 4348/18 of Jasta "Boelcke," possibly flown by Leutnant Paul Blunk (w/3 victories), Lenz by Mons airfield, November 1918
  • O.A.W.-built Fokker D.VII 4499/18 flown by Vizeflugmeister Franz Mayer (w/4 victories). MFJ III Jabbeke, August/September 1918
  • Fokker-built Fokker D.VIIF 323/18F flown by Vizefeldwebel Willy Gabriel, Jasta 11, Beugneux airfield, late June 1918
  • O.A.W.-built Fokker D.VII 2188/18 (?) flown by Leutnant Hans Kurner, Jasta 19, Mesnil-Bruntel airfield, early July 1918 to Tichemont airfield, September 1918

Quite a bit of the aircraft's and pilot's histories are provided in the two-sheet, multi-color placement instructions included in the set. The instructions also provide some information about certain airframe details. The decals are printed on thin film in vivid (and opaque) colors by Microscale. The markings are provided on two sheets. The decals will respond well to the Microscale Set and Sol system and should respond equally to other mild setting solutions.

It is worth noting that color accuracy is important to Lifelike Decals. Soon after releasing this set, Lifelike alerted dealers and modelers to delay selling/using it because they had determined that some colors used in the sets initially released were incorrect and would be replaced with corrected/reprinted sheets. Soon thereafter, replacements were provided for those markings. Sets that are ordered now include the corrected sheets.

These decals are highly recommended for modelers who want to finish their 1/32 scale Fokker D.VIIs in striking markings other than those available from WNW (Note: Although markings for Fokker-built 323/18F were included in WNW's kit # 32011, that kit is now sold out).

My thanks to Lifelike Decals for providing the review samples and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review them.

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