Fokker F.I by Roden in 1/32 scale, Werner Voss's triplane and the greatest dog fight of WWI

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Fokker F.I by Roden in 1/32 scale, Werner Voss's triplane and the greatest dog fight of WWI

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Voss vs seven British SE 5's.

Hi Folks,
I hope you enjoy the pics and the story.
Steve

The finished model on the kit's box art which is called "the last dance" if I remember correctly.
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A brief description of the fight.
http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/voss.php

Ltn Voss was possibly the most gifted pilot of the war, a longer history here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Voss

The Fokker F.I was the precurser of the Dr.I. Only three were built, Fok FI 101/17 was kept by the factory,
Fok FI 102/17 was given to Manfred von Richthofen, and Fok FI 103/17 was given to Ltn Werner Voss,
the two most renowned German aces.

A colorized picture of Ltn Voss with his Japanese kite faced engine cowling.
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Different paintings of the fight.
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A bit of the build - things now difficult to see.
Cockpit framing and the throttle linkage
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Some progress
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The layout prior to disappearance inside the fuselage. Silver ammo cans, floor, seat, and sides
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Engine front
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Fuselage together now and painted gloss white for the decals adherance.
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Decaling
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Done
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Ammo belt
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Wings and stabilizer
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Machine guns in place means top wing can now be mounted
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Prop painting
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Under surface linen shown in non painted white, rigging, and top wing attachment
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Finished
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Flying now
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With some other colorful German “butterflies" chasing Snoopy (far left) with the Red Baron just behind in hot pursuit.
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Models = Miracles in miniature = Holding History in ones hand
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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