FCM 32015: Albatros D. III/V

Units: See review




Scott Van Aken

This new sheet from FCM is another superb sheet for the WWI modeler. Thanks to a pair of nice kits from Roden and Wingnut WIngs respectively, we have excellent kits on which to use these three colorful schemes.

The first option is the Albatros D.III of Otto Hunzinger in June 1917 while with Jasta Boelke

Next is a very colorful scheme of Fritz Rumey's Albatros D.V from March 1918 while he was with Jasta 5. As the red rimmed green tail is difficult to paint, a set of masks is provided to allow this to be done. A very nice touch as is all the black zebra striping that is on the decal sheet.

The third option has a lot of yellow in it and is the Albatros D.Va of Gotthard Sashenberg with Marine Jasta 1 in July 1917. Apparently the printer forgot to add the black checks in the fuselage band so an addendum sheet is included.

As you can see, there are a lot of decals on these sheets and there are enough insignia to do one of the options. Other can probably be done by including kit markings. 

The decals themselves are very well printed by Microscale. No registration problems at all and will fit your model with no issues. The set includes a full color painting and placement guide with notes on each of the aircraft to ensure you have an accurate model. Full instructions on how to use the masks are also included.

December 2012

Thanks to FCM for providing the review decals.

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