Just finished off six doing repaint jobs on six planes of the Wings of War Fokker DR I Fritz Kempf models to represent six different planes from Jasta 2 (Boelcke) in February/March 1918. Information for the repaint jobs came from the Osprey book Jagdstaffel 2 ‘Boelcke’ in their Aviation Elite Units series.
All the planes have been modified by having their rear fuselages painted white on the port side and black on the starboard, a feature of Jasta 2 DR1s that’s strangely absent from the WoW model. My white paint failed to match that on the white squares around the Maltese Crosses on the prepaints so I overpainted these markings and replaced them with crosses from Dom’s Decals. The Kempf markings on the wings were overpainted with Knarlock Green from the Citadel Foundation Paints range, a colour that almost perfectly matches the green on the original model.
I’ve cut of the pegs on the underside of the models and replaced them with 1/8″ rare earth magnets also available from Dom. I can now use the models with Wings of War stands that I’ve modified with matching magnets and also with the Litko stands shown in the picture above which I use for playing Algernon Pulls it Off from Too Fat Lardies.
All the planes have been given pilots from Peter Pig’s Range 6, Odds and Ends. These look about a hundred times better than the mishapen blobs that made an appearance on the Wings of War Series 2 models.
Papenmyer. I wish I was better at painting stripes.
Plange – A white stripe edged in black with Maltese Crosses from Dom’s Decals on the sides and top of the fuselage.
Vallendor – letter V decals with hand painted serifs. Not quite the proper shape of V, but good enough for me.