Sunday, 20 November 2011

Fokker Dr. 1 Lothar von Richthofen Staffelführer Jasta 11 Revell 1:72

Revell 1:72 Fokker Dr. 1 in the markings of Lothar von Richthofen, Staffelführer Jasta 11 March 1918. This is a very neat little kit, possibly one of the hardest I've built for a while, since the parts are so small. Getting them off the sprue without snapping them was just the start of the difficulties. Here's some close-ups  - about twice actual size!

Lothar von Richthofen's 454/17 crashed on 13 March 1918 as Staffelführer Jasta 11. Lots of dispute about the colours especially the upper wing. In his bio, "Der Kampfflieger Lothar Freiherr von Richthofen" by D.Schweckendiek (Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, Hamburg, 1938) the photo facing page 48, depicts, "Richthofen's crash on 13 March 1918". The photo very clearly shows the upper wing is in standard Fokker olive brown streaked camouflage and the cross fields are overpainted a solid olive brown.

1 comment:

  1. Nice!! I've always preferred Lothar's craft over Manfred's any day.