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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Eduard Profipack Fokker Dr.1 1/72 scale
Sabot
Member Since: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 08:24 AM UTC
I bought this kit on impulse (took a few days leave). I had a hankering to do the Red Baron's plane (I guess from listening to that Snnopy/Red baron Christmas song). Anyone ever build it? It comes with a PE fret and some Eduard express masks. Luckily, (and by design) this plane doesn't have a lot of rigging.

Funny thing is a Revell of Germany Red Baron caught my eye. It was $5. Then I saw Airfix's for $4.50. Then I asked my friend which one was better. He then sent me down to the Eduard stuff. Ended up paying $15 for this kit.
kiltman
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Georgia, United States
Member Since: December 12, 2003
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003 - 07:29 AM UTC
You did the right thing. The Airfix and Revell kits are dated kits, and are starting to show their age. The Eduard is your best bet. :-)
TrooperD
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: November 04, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 07:51 PM UTC
Must agree on the Eduard kit,but have you seen the brand new Revell model.Popped into ED Models in Birmingham on Monday and Andy Deeley kindly opened the box.There is some really nice interior detailing,exterior detailing is well done,but only one marking option,the Red Baron,and its moulded in red too.The only real problem I could see is the fitting of the interplane struts,but thats only my humble opinion.Ands its cheaper than the Eduard kit.Merry Xmas all ...Dave.