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Converting Wings of War Prepaints. (1) Fokker DrIs from Jasta 2

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  1. Great idea indeed! And the result is as great. A very good job! Whenever you feel to do an article about that for http://www.wingsofwar.it you are more than welcome.

    At first we tought about putting a decal sheet with each mini to allow people to customize the models, but most of the WWI planes are not too similar to each other and it the end we gave up.

    As far as accuracy is concerned, let me do some general considerations (Jasta 2 apart). In our cards and models there could be of course inaccuracies, but we use quite a whide range of sources. Osprey books are good but not 100% free of mistakes themselves. We provide info to Vincenzo Auletta, our artist, who is a professional aviation illustrator contributing to books and magazines and working for museums. In the end, he has the last word on every detail. His interpretation of each model may differ from others – so you have a Rahn’s Dr.I that is different from the replica in the USAF Museum, for example. But please compare our cards and models with photos, more than with drawings: each drawing is just an interpretation, as our cards and model are, and interpretations may differ. Besides, some of the most minute details have to be simplified on the models because of scale, even if we tried to keep as much as possible.

    Congratulations again for the impressive patrol!

    Andrea

  2. dmchodge says:

    I agree with you re the drawing being interpretations but it is looking at the old B&W pictures in the Osprey that made me think that the Rahn model represents the Fokker factory colour scheme (over which any other scheme was painted) better than the Kempf model.

    I might well put together an article for the site. Thanks for popping by.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree the Rahn model forms a better start point for conversion. I have six waiting for new decals.

    Andrea – I think a great shame you decided against giving seperate decal sheets. For example Jasta 19 (Rahn) would have worked extremly well in this context given that most extra markings are white. As it is I’m hoping that Doms Decals who is possibly offering these sheets hits the requisite 20 required votes to ensure these deacls are made.

    Also worth noting that the Red Baron Dr1 is not correct either! it appears in a very popular conjectural scheme that one of his Dr1s almost certainly never wore.

  4. Henry says:

    Excellent job!

    Thanks for the tip on the knarlock green paint. I bought a pot of it to use on my own conversions (pictures hopefully coming soon to the WoW Yahoo group) and it works great.

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