Fokker (ProfiPack Edition) German WWI Fighter

Published: October 5th, 2017     
Product Image
Box Art
Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $39.95
Product / Stock #: 8162

Eduard has re-released this kit from 2008 as a ProfiPack of the Fokker Dr.1 with markings for six versions included in the Aircraft.

In the box is;

  • 3 x light grey sprues
  • 1 film sheet
  • 1 large decal sheet
  • 1 mask sheet
  • 1 photoetch detail set
  • 1 instruction booklet

The kit consists of 3 main sprues, the sprues are extremely well molded with a little flash but great detail; the decals allow you to finish the aircraft in two different versions with 6 markings to choose from.

Construction

First is the construction of the interior which is well detailed. Photo Etch helps a lot to make this a very impressive cockpit. The fuselage halves joint perfectly.

Next, you join the middle wing.

At this stage, I choose to paint the main colors and add the main decals as I selected to build the D scheme.

I did forget to I drilled the holes to allow for easier rigging later. So please remember as it will make it easier later.

Now I installed the tail and rudder assemblies. The lower wing now goes on with lower detail parts next. Followed by the addition of the tail assemblies to the fuselage.

The guns are next and with the PE additional parts, these look fantastic when completed. The engine is next and once again with the PE this looks very good once installed.

The upper wing is now assembled to the main body and the wings all fitted very well with no need for a jig.

The last parts are the landing gear, this was the only area I found was a bit fiddly to assemble and was not the strongest once complete. You will need to be careful with this.

Finally, I added the remaining decals and rigged the aircraft using EZ-line.

Summary

This was a fantastic kit and really fun to build, I highly recommend it.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

  • Eduard construction booklet
    Eduard construction booklet
  • Sprue 1
    Sprue 1
  • Sprue 2
    Sprue 2
  • Sprue 3
    Sprue 3
  • Masks and photoetch parts
    Masks and photoetch parts
  • Finished cockpit assembly
    Finished cockpit assembly
  • Finished cockpit assembly
    Finished cockpit assembly
  • Aircraft sans upper wing
    Aircraft sans upper wing
  • Finished model of DR-1
    Finished model of DR-1
  • Finished model of DR-1
    Finished model of DR-1
  • Finished model of DR-1
    Finished model of DR-1
  • Finished model of DR-1
    Finished model of DR-1
  • Finished model of DR-1
    Finished model of DR-1
  • Finished model of DR-1
    Finished model of DR-1