Sheet #

 Blue Rider # 511 for 1/48 Fokker Dr.I


 @ $6.00


 All Jasta 2

Review By:

Scott Van Aken



Finding decals for World War I aircraft can be a very frustrating ordeal, especially if you are modeling in 1/48. To my knowledge there are only a very few sheets produced by Microscale and those for the Fokker D.VII. Other specialty sheets have been in 1/72 for the most part.

Blue Rider has produced several sheets for the DML/Dragon kits released in the last few years or so. This particular sheet is for their Fokker Dr.I. It covers three aircraft.


The first is for an aircraft piloted by Ltn. Paul Baumer. Typical of the Dr.I, the standard canvas is a rather difficult to reproduce streaky green color on all upper surfaces and turquoise lower surfaces, as are the other aircraft on the sheet. Rear fuselage is black on the right side and white on the other. It also carries black wingtips with red/white stripes just inboard of the tips. The fuselage band is red, white, and black. As with the other two machines, the cowling is black with a white center.

Next is Ltn. Carl Bolle's aircraft. It is painted in a very similar manner to Ltn. Baumer's, but without the wingtip colors. This particular aircraft is distinguished by a band in black, white and yellow.

Finally the Dr.I of Ltn. Frederich Kempf. This aircraft has the black and white rear fuselage colors reversed with white on the right side. His aircraft is distinguished with his name on the upper wing and 'kennscht mi noch?' written on the middle wing.

Typical of Blue Rider decals, there is no misregistration anywhere. They seem to be made by the same folks that do Modeldecal sheets so will be a bit thicker than those produced by Superscale or Scalemaster.


Review copy courtesy of me and my wallet!! If any of you manufacturers or shop owners want to send products for review and building, please contact me.