First build started and finished in 2020. The DML Fokker Dr.1 is a pretty simple build and after the Ju-88 of the previous, quite small in comparison.
The tiny fuselage and cockpit are very simple and went together well. Although a two sets of photo etch are included in the kit, it is very hard stainless steel and getting the harnesses to bend was difficult.
Before assembly I painted the aircraft in the Fokker streaked pattern. To do this I painted the whole of the fuselage and wings Vallejo Model Master RML 78. I don’t know if this is exact but it looked pretty close to the blue I wanted.
After that, a good solid coat of Future floor polish was put on the surfaces and after it dried a few days I used Model Master enamel “Marine Corps Green” to do the streaking. A wide brush with a bit of paint of which I would dip the paintbrush in odor free mineral spirits and carefully streak the paint. Too much, the spirits took off the excess. I was pretty impressed by how easy it was.
Tail plane and places for the decals were then painted, decals on, and we started assembly. I used the Eagle Strike Fokker Dr.1 Aces (48102) for markings.
The instructions for the top of the middle wing, where all of the guns go, was very unclear. So I just put things in around where I thought they should go.
Overall a pretty easy stress free build for the first multi-wing aircraft I have built in a long time.