Brandy Posted March 14, 2016 Share Posted March 14, 2016 (edited) Hi all, Whilst waiting for the paint on the Roland to dry I decided to start a quick OOB build of the Eduard Fokker E.III. This kit is streets ahead of the Airfix Roland - everything matches the plans perfectly, including the positioning of the wing ribs! I am in the process of upgrading my collection and replacing some of my early efforts, built when I first re-entered the modelling "arena" about 5 years ago. The Roland C.II is one of those early efforts, but my very first one, built with only the meagre supplies and tools that I purchased at the same time as the kit, in my local hobby shop, was Revell's Fokker E.III - it did its job, but it's not very pretty - time to upgrade! The Revell kit is also a little off - it's ok spanwise but is 1mm too narrow in the fuselage and 5mm too short. I'll be building this one as Buddeke's Turkish aircraft and will finish it in a red-brown colour as suggested in the Datafile. My reasoning for going for that instead of dark green or grey is that the British were known to have used red-brown in the Mediterranean theatre, and I'm surmising that they got the idea from the Turks and used it because it worked! Plus it'll add a little interest to the subject! In the box: 1 sprue of parts, one PE fret, painting masks, and decals... I did get a pic of the sprue but I cleared my camara's stash and forgot to upload it....nothing really photogenic anyway! After a couple of days I already have the cockpit done and the fuselage buttoned up... The engine and Spandau are also complete, with their respective PE parts attached... Thanks for looking in! Ian Edited March 14, 2016 by limeypilot 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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