It is always a pleasure to introduce New Products dedicated to the WW1 modeler. The pleasure is increased when the product is produced by a people you know to be "Dedicated" WW1 modelers. This is the case with Gunsight Graphics first decal release, German Fokker Streaked Camouflage (1917 -1918.)
Available in 1/72nd, 1/48th, and 1/32nd the streaking decals are Laser printed on an 8 ½ by 11 photo quality clear decal sheet. The color is spot on, not too green and not too brown, just right for most modelers taste. The variations in pattern available on the sheet mean there will be no repetition of patterns, and by overlaying or cutting the streaking provided one could recreate specific schemes.
The possibilities are endless and this sheet can be used for any Dr.I types or early Schwerin built Fok.D.VII types. With the new kit and personal markings decal releases of these kit types this would be the perfect companion sheet.
A comprehensive type written instruction sheet is included. The instructions contain pertinent details of the covering of the original aircraft as well as suggestions for creating templates to use for the decals.
In conclusion, considering that Lozenge decals have been the norm for over thirty years, it is surprising that no good uality decals of Fokker streaking have been available until now. Perhaps this release will inspire modelers to pull their triplanes off of the future build stack. This provides a greater number options in your builds,. You can have something other than the usuall all red MvR bird, Jacobs all black Dr.I , or Raben's Red and white Fokker!
The cost for the 1/72nd and 1/48th sheets is $8.75 US plus $2.50 minimum shipping, the 1/32nd scale price is to be determined. Payment is by check or money order and is available from:
Thanks to: Sean Brian Kirby, artist Beki Svitkova, and Devils advocate/ advisor Ira Cambell for producing the product, and providing the review sample.
Having recently applied these decals to an Eduard 1/48 Fokker D.VII (early Schwerin) fuselage I have to say these decals do handle well. I can Highly recommend them. Colours are good for the Dr.I and need to be brighter for the D.VII on the review images. But they come in a brighter green appropriate for the Fok. D.VII
signed S. Lawson (JackFlash)
Highs: Easy application of an unusual canouflage. A comprehensive type written instruction sheet is included. Lows: Colours are good for the Dr.I and need to be brighter for the D.VII on the review images. Verdict: Impressive results in a short period of time.
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