Re: Jasta 2 (was: QUERY: von Raben's Dr.1)

Matt Bittner (
Thu, 15 Jun 1995 12:59:03 +0000

Joe pondered again:

> Okay, putting aside the von Raben "color controversy" for a minute, are
> there any sources for color information on Jasta 2 Dr.1s (besides Kempf's
> machine). I just purchased a WWI miniatures game called _Hostile
> Aircraft_. It comes with a lead 1/285 Camel & Dr.1

Blue Rider just released a Dr.I sheet for Jasta 2 (Boelcke). I know
it has Kempf's and Baumer's machines, but the others I'm not so sure
of. Another good source would be the Dr.I Special put out by

> However, they sell more aircraft in packs of four, so I thought I'd
> paint-up a quartet (or a quintet if I can get enough info) of Jasta Boelcke
> Dr.1s for use with the game (getting those brush marks in 1/285 is gonna
> be a pain in the @ss :).
> The other planes that they have are Spad XIII, Albatross D.V, Fokker
> D.VII, Nieuport 11, Fokker E.III, Albatros D.II & Airco D.H. 2. With a
> promise of more to come.
> I'll do a review of the game once I have played it.

Sounds like a fun game. Painting's not the challenge, though:
rigging is!:-)

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska