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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Revell Aeroplane Fokker D.VII
Price:£7.35+ Free shipping

on 22 July 2011
I guess when you want to buy a plastic model kit on Amazon, "Airfix" is probably the term that you will search on, so Revell may well get overlooked but, when it comes to quality and value, I think that the Germans win hands down here. Revell's biplane kits are all, like Airfix's, quite elderly, but they have stood the test of time well and have much more (and far finer) detailing. Their Fokker DVII is a lovely wee kit - delicate, nicely detailed, accurate and simple. True, there may be better 1/72 kits out there, but you'll pay a lot more for them.

This kit I built pretty much in a day, there is so little to it. I added soem detail to the inside of the c0ckpit, but that was only just necessary. One thing that I did need to do was to sand down the ribbing on the wings. In reality, the fabric is streched much tighter than implied by the model and the ridges you see when you open the box are far too pronounced. What also helps the simplicity is that Fokker bipes and tripes didn't need all that Heath Robinson wire rigging to keep them together. There are some control wires at the back and the undercarriage does need bracing, so you can add that if you want, but the model looks fine without it.

The finish is very distinctive and it really stands out amongst the green machines on my shelf. One problem is that this plane had a multicoloured lozenge pattern on the underside. Revell give you some large coverall decals to represent this pattern, but they are black and white stencils and you're expected to paint the lozenges by hand. Much easier is to either ignore this pattern and paint the underside in colours that match the top side or, as I did, you can buy ready coloured lozenge camoflage on the internet. It's quite hard to come by though, so the cheat option may be the best.

This is a great little kit and well worth the money.
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on 18 June 2016
as expected
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on 30 April 2015
Item as described. Good service
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on 11 September 2015
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