a new (?) Fokker Dr.I kit

C.P. Hart (hartc@spot.colorado.edu)
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 11:34:54 +0000

Greetings to all,

After an absence of several weeks I hope that I am back on the list.
It has seemed rather quiet these last couple of days.

Yesterday while in one of the larger hobby shops in the Denver area I
found a Fokker Dr-I kit that I hadn't seen previously. Don't get too
excited though. I have been shopping for snap kits for my young son, age
6, that I am getting interested in model building. I have found a series
of small, simple snap kits of dinosaurs and aircraft sold by Revell
(Germany). All are prepainted and have only a dozen or so pieces. The
series I found yesterday was labeled "Mini Jets" and includes a Fokker Dr-I

The box art is a painting of a red (what else ) Dr-I, serial DRI
425/17 (who else) with debatable application of white striping (I won't get
into this any further). The kit is molded in black plastic with the parts
pre-painted on one side. The overall scheme is red, the upper wings and
fuselage have white panels and rudder with prepainted eiserne kreuze and
"Fok DR-I" stenciled on the 1" long fuselage. The prop is even red with
white tips. Sorry but you'll have to paint the wing undersides yourself
and find some small cross decals. Accuracy you ask ? Well, there isn't
any. It has three wings and a prop and is already painted red. What more
does it need. Still, my son likes this plane and he can build it himself
in 10 minutes or less, so its a start. But for those Fokker-philes out
there on the net, check your local shop.

Charles Hart