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Jasta Boelcke

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  1. Chris says:

    Nice job! I have thought about doing them (Jasta Boelcke) in the future. I agree that the blobs are terrible. I think they would have been better off just leaving them without a pilot like series 1.
    So with so many German squadrons do you plan on any more allies?

  2. dmchodge says:

    I’ve got six WoW Spad XIIIs awaiting complete repaints.

    Going to do them in French five colour pattern.

    Camels are good planes to use for for the Allies, serving from June 1917 until the end of the war.

    I’ve got three Snipes and would bu six SE%as like a shot if WoW ever brought them out. I might even consider Skytrex.

  3. Donogh says:

    Good to see you back in business after some WoW therapy!

  4. Hello!

    Great job indeed!

    For the white/black fuselage, please notice that Kempf had two Dr.I at this Jasta. Our is 213/17:

    Both in these pictures and in several drawings and other models it does not seem to have that feature.

    I have seen it on the other plane, 493/17, but I have no pictures. Here a profile, but I can not say anything on its accuracy:

    Congratulations again for the nice job!


  5. dmchodge says:


    The only picture in the page you reference where it is quite clear that the fuselage is not painted aft of the Maltese Cross is the one captioned. “Dr1 213/17 with it’s original factory paint scheme.” The tailplane’s also in the original colour in that photograph rather than black and white as in your interpretation.

    In the other pics on the web page the tailplane has been painted black and white but you can’t really see if the fuselage has been painted to match.

    I’ll stick with my scheme, there’s pictures of several other planes from Jasta Boelcke with the black and white fuselage and it seems likely to me that Kempf’s plane would be the same.

    I based my model on the interpretion of 213/17 in the Osprey book which can be seen at http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww1/f/416/59/2/8_b1

  6. John B says:

    Great work!

    Everything you read say that the green was actually green streaks over buff doped fabric, but frankly, while that looks great in 1/32, 1/48, and even – if you’re good – 1/72nd scales, it reaaaaally doesn’t read in 1/144th. I think you did these up the right way, and beautifully done!

    If you’re interested in the SE5a, I agree that Skytrex is the one to do, much better than the Reviresco SE5.

  7. Allen says:

    Is there anyway I can get a list of the paint types and colors. I find that to be one of the hardest issue when doing repaints.


  8. dmchodge says:

    I found that Knarlock Greeen from the Games Worksop Foundation Paint range is almost a perfect match for the green on the prepaints.

    None of the other colours are at all critical.

  9. Vulture says:

    They look brilliant !


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