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EOW Nivelles 1918
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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 06:54 AM UTC
Here is where I am at with some of my options for colour schemes as related to the units represented at Nivelles.

I. Armee Gruppe Rupprecht. Collection airfield. Nivelles. - kits used -
4 Armee.
Gruja Nr.3.
Jasta 14 SSW D.III (Old Eduard kit?)
Jasta 16b Fok. D.VII early Schwerin (white/black/white) bands around tail unit, 402/18 (ES 48080), early Schwerin Eduard kit, Uffz Holtzem. DONE.
Jasta 29 Fok. D.VII (AM48-183)early Schwerin DML Ltn. Auffarth. DONE.
Jasta 56. Fok. D.VII early Alb. derelict Jager, DONE.

Gruja Nr.6.
Jasta 7 Fok. Dr.I 470/17 Jacobs late version DML / Dragon, DONE.
Jasta 7 Fok. D.VII (ES 48189) early Schwerin, Jacobs DML, DONE.
Jasta 20 Brown fuselage w/ white tail unit? Roden 420, DONE.
Jasta 40s (PD 48-016 or Roden #421)(PD 48016) Fok. D.VII early OAW. leaping stag Roden DONE.
Jasta 51. Tail unit half grn half blk Scabs DONE.

Marine Feld Jagdgeschwader,
MFJ I, (AM48-612) Sachsenberg Early Schwerin (3 vent) Eduard,DONE.
MFJ II SSW D.III DONE.
MFJ III Fok. D.VII 4499/18 (AM48-611)(Mid Prod OAW) Eduard. DONE.
MFJ III Fok. E.V 144/18(modified DML kit decals #5909.)DML, DONE.
MFJ IV SSW D.III DONE.
MFJ V.

6 Armee.
Gruja Nr.7.
Jasta 28 Fok. D.VII kit?
Jasta 30 Fok. D.VII early Alb. (ES 48042 & Roden 421)Roden, DONE.
Jasta 30 Fok. D.VII 247/18 (Hybrid kit) DONE.
Jasta 33 Fok. D.VII 6305/18 late OAW(ES48042)DML, Lt. Kuehn DONE.
Jasta 43 Fok. D.VII early Alb. Eduard (Royal kit #20001)DONE.
Jasta 43 Fok. D.VII(Superscale 48-479, AM48-183) late Alb. modified DML kit, DONE.
Jasta 46w Fok. D.VII late Alb. Eduard (Royal kit #20001)DONE.
Jasta 52 Fok. D.VII Black fuselage w/ white wheels & radiator shell Roden kit. #415 DONE.
Jasta 63 Fok. D.VII Black & white fuselage band, late model Schwerin Eduard kit. DONE.

17 Armee.
Jagdgeschwader Nr.3.
Jasta 2 Banding on fuselage like war ribbon tail planes half white half black. 8132 Eduard DONE.
Jasta 26 (Roden) Black & white fuselage & tail banding. DML (3 vent) DONE.
Jasta 27 Fok. D.VII(Monogram)decals # 5203 Roden kit #415
Jasta 36 Fok. D.VII Roden kit #415 "N" DONE.
Jasta 36 Fok. D.VII(OAW)DML DONE.
Jasta 36 Fok. D.VII(OAW)Eduard DONE.
Jasta 36 Pfalz D. XII wrecked Blue Max

Gruja Nr.4
Jasta 1 Fok. D.VII Grn triangle on fin and grn and white angled stripes on horizontal tail plane and maybe a wrap around ribbon on the fuselage. Eduard Johannistahl 601/18.
Jasta 57 Fok. D.VII early OAW lt blue similar to J.56 but with yellow details.DONE.
Jasta 58 Fok. D.VII(AM48-612) Eduard 8131(OAW) Mid Production, Jager. DONE.
Jasta 59 Fok. D.VII late Schwerin late type black cat Eduard. DONE.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 03:32 AM UTC
The following images are not believed to be from Nivelles. But definately include German multi-seat aircraft being dismantled at the EOW.





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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 07:46 AM UTC
This will be the barber pole out side the shop. Shave and a haircut 8p. (twobits American).

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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 07:38 AM UTC
Here are some extra Albatros D.III-V-Va wings. Some Eduard (D.III kits) and several resin types of the old issues from Tom's Modelworks. Two still need the radiator facades.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 07:29 AM UTC
Here are some wings from the old Copper State Models. These are "extra" resin wings



These are left overs from other builds dating from 1992.



Remember that Nivelles was the home for Jastaschule II and some of these parts can be attributed to trainers and wrecks.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 07:21 AM UTC
Thanks Michael some of these are left over bits from my Aerobase / DML Dr.I builds. Other wing parts are from the Blue Max kit. Here are the two Fokker D.VII kits under construction now. Top is marked as Jasta 59, Eduard kit with Eduard 4 clr. loz. Bottom is marked as Jasta 33, DML kit modified with Microsculpt 4 clr. loz.

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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 07:02 PM UTC
NIce bits and pieces Stephen – really like the effect of distressed fabric on the Dr.I wings.

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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 06:19 PM UTC
More bits and pieces.



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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 06:16 PM UTC
These will also be included in the diorama.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 07:45 PM UTC
Haven't forgotten this thread folks just busy, busy, busy and it looks like we add some 1:32 Fokker D.VII reviews to the previous list!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 06:48 PM UTC


Walkaround of the restored Fokker D.VII (Alb.)8417/17 in British hands.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 10:24 PM UTC
Jasta 30 early, Albatros built Fokker D.VII. Done.



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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 03:38 PM UTC
Fokker D.VII 387/18 from the top.



Here is a bit of fun on the subject right here at Aeroscale.

Just for the sake of having them in one place. For more reading on the various license built Fokker D.VII represented in 1:48 kit form.
Click here I Eduard Royal Feature
Click here II Eduard OAW Feature
Click here III Eduard Schwerin Dual Combo review
Click here IV Roden Schwerin kit #415 Feature
Click here V Eduard Schwerin Weekend kit blog
Click here VI Eduard 2nd OAW issue Review
Click here VII Eduard MAG Dual Combo Review
Click here VIII Eduard Johannistahl Review
Click here IX DML / Dragon Kit Review
Click here X Hasegawa Kit Review
Click here XI Jager Kit Review
Click here XII Roden Early Schwerin kit Review
Click here XIII Eduard OAW 1st Issue Review
Click here XIV Eduard mid OAW Limited Edition

1:28 scale kit
Click here XV Revell Kit Review

1:32 scale kit
Click here XVIWNW Schwerin 32011
Click here XVII WNW Alb. 32027
Click here XVIII WNW OAW 32030



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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:16 PM UTC
Fokker D.VII (OAW)Mid-production. Thought to be Jasta 36. The fuselage banding is probably red & white. It represents the heraldric insignia of a breaching ladder against a castle wall. A similar motif was seen on a machine from Jasta 29.





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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 04:38 PM UTC


Max was a friend of the Lafayette Foundation throughout the later years of his life.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 04:01 PM UTC
I added the decals for Holtzem's D.402/18 from Eagle Strike Part 2 Fokker D.VII set #48080. (Known by WWI modelers as the Eagle Strike D.VII Bavarian set.)

Good decals and they take Sol & Set well but the tail bands are slightly short and will need to have a paint touch up to finish.



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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanks Mikael!

Here is a bit of fun. Remember this from the Lozenge Camouflage 101 thread?

The build started here
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 06:46 PM UTC
All these beautiful DVII kits are candy for my eyes. This will be so very impressive once finished!

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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 05:40 PM UTC
Heavily modified DML / Dragon Fok. D.VII 387/18 as flown by Ltn. Auffarth CO of Jasta 29. I just finished adding the footstep & grab handles.



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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 04:34 PM UTC
Thanks Paul! Always good to hear from you.

Now then, here are some of my options for colour schemes as related to the units represented at Nivelles.

I. Armee Gruppe Rupprecht. Collection airfield. Nivelles. - kits used -
4 Armee.
Gruja Nr.3.
Jasta 14 SSW D.III (Old Eduard kit?)
Jasta 16b Fok. D.VII early Schwerin (white/black/white) bands around tail unit.
Jasta 29 Fok. D.VII (AM48-183)early Schwerin DML Ltn. Auffarth.
Jasta 56. Fok. D.VII early Alb. Jager

Gruja Nr.6.
Jasta 7 Fok. Dr.I 470/17 Jacobs DML / Dragon
Jasta 7 Fok. D.VII early Schwerin, Jacobs DML Eagle Strike decals.
Jasta 20 Brown fuselage w/ white tail unit? (Relation to J.30?)
Jasta 40s (PD 48-016 or Roden #421) Fok. D.VII late OAW. leaping stag Roden?
Jasta 51. Tail unit half grn half blk Kit?

Marine Feld Jagdgeschwader,
MFJ I, (AM48-612) Sachsenberg Early Schwerin (3 vent) Roden. MFJ II
MFJ III Fok. D.VII 4499/18 (AM48-611)(Mid Prod OAW) Eduard.
MFJ III Fok. E.V 144/18(DML kit decals #5909.)DML
MFJ IV
MFJ V.

6 Armee.
Gruja Nr.7.
Jasta 28 Fok. D.VII kit?
Jasta 30 Fok. D.VII early Alb. (ES48042 & Roden 421)Roden
Jasta 30 Fok. D.VII 247/18 (Hybrid kit)
Jasta 33 Fok. D.VII late OAW # 5 DML (ES48042)(loz.)
Jasta 43 Fok. D.VII early Alb. Eduard (Royal kit #20001)
Jasta 43 Fok. D.VII (Superscale 48-479, AM48-183) Eduard or Roden kit 421)
Jasta 52 Fok. D.VII Black fuselage w/ white wheels & radiator shell Eduard or Roden kit
Jasta 63 Fok. D.VII Black & white fuselage band, late model Alb. Eduard or Roden kit

17 Armee.
Jagdgeschwader Nr.3.
Jasta 2 Banding on fuselage like war ribbon tail planes half white half black.
Jasta 26 (Roden) Black & white fuselage & tail banding. DML (3 vent)
Jasta 27 Fok. D.VII(Monogram)decals # 5203 Roden kit #415
Jasta 36 Fok. D.VII(OAW)DML
Jasta 36 Fok. D.VII(OAW)Eduard
Jasta 36 Pfalz D. XII Blue Max wrecked
J.35b ?) DML or Blue Max

Gruja Nr.4
Jasta 1 Fok. D.VII Grn triangle on fin and grn and white angled stripes on horizontal tail plane and maybe a wrap around ribbon on the fuselage. Eduard Johannistahl 601/18
Jasta 57 Fok. D.VII early OAW lt blue similar to J.56 but with yellow details.
Jasta 58 Fok. D.VII(AM48-612) Eduard 8131(OAW) Mid Production
Jasta 59 Fok. D.VII late Schwerin late type black cat Roden
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 01:55 AM UTC
great stuff stephen, i especially like the Josef Jacobs machines.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 08:39 PM UTC
Fokker D.VII 387/18 from the top.



Here is a bit of fun on the subject right here at Aeroscale.

Just for the sake of having them in one place. For more reading on the various license built Fokker D.VII represented in 1:48 kit form.
Click here I Eduard Royal Feature
Click here II Eduard OAW Feature
Click here III Eduard Schwerin Dual Combo review
Click here IV Roden Schwerin kit #415 Feature
Click here V Eduard Schwerin Weekend kit blog
Click here VI Eduard 2nd OAW issue Review
Click here VII Eduard MAG Dual Combo Review
Click here VIII Eduard Johannistahl Review
Click here IX DML / Dragon Kit Review
Click here X Hasegawa Kit Review
Click here XI Jager Kit Review
Click here XII Roden Early Schwerin kit Review
Click here XIII Eduard OAW 1st Issue Review
Click here XIV Eduard mid OAW Limited Edition

1:28 scale kit
Click here XV Revell Kit Review.

1:32 scale kit
Click here XVIWNW Schwerin 32011
Click here XVII WNW Alb. 32027
Click here XVIII WNW OAW 32030

Here is a walkaround of a restored Fokker D.VII (Alb.) 8417/18

I think that is all available Reviews & Features at this time. More later no doubt!
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 02:23 PM UTC
Here is my version of Jacobs last Dr.I Triplane. Dr.I 470/17 was usually his reserve machine until Dr.I 450/17 was crashed on Oct. 3, 1918. In my opinion he applied the "gonw" to this machine as well as it shows up in descriptions of his last combat reports post Oct 3, 1918.





Originally built for the "Camel vs Fokker Dr.I" GB Campaign in 2009 -10.

"Alterations to the DML Dragon kit were;
1. Replacing the kit engine with a slightly modified Eduard 1:48 Sopwith Camel Clerget and propeller.
2. Replacing the kit harness straps with Eduard prepainted lap belts.
3. Replacing the kit seat with a Roden Sopwith Strutter kit item. (its closer to the Fokker original.)
4. Replacing the kit National markings with modified Eagle Strike 1:48 Fokker D.VII items.
5. Cutting down the horizontal stabilizer & elevators for a to closer match original aircraft.

Since this is a very late war representation and during some of the most desperate times. I applied a paint normally used for RC coverage. It actually attackes the kit plastic to bond. The surface is rougher than normal to note the aircraft is in a state that it needs recovering.

Fokker Dr.I 470/17 was first used by Ltn. Jacobs on July 19, 1918. It became his reserve machine until Oct 3, 1918 when his main aircraft was destroyed while trying to force land. His combat reports note that he then applied the "gonw" motif to 470/17 and he continued to score until he was called away to the third fighter trials in Berlin. Its ultimate fate during the last days of the war are unrecorded. It could have been destroyed or turned in with the rest of the Jasta 7 aircraft after Nov. 11, 1918."

Reference;
Cross & Cockade Intl.
Vol.25 #2 1994 “Jasta 7 under Kobes Pt.I”
Vol.25 #3 1994 “Jasta 7 under Kobes Pt.II”
Vol.29 #2 1998 “Sketches and Descriptions-Kobes”
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:39 AM UTC
Jasta 7 line up about mid June 1918.