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Cutting Edge Modelworks

1/32 Fokker Dr.I Conversion

Product # CEC32172 for $16.99 for Roden Fokker Dr.I kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on May 3 2006

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These new resin items from Cutting Edge Modelworks will permit you to upgrade your 1/32 Roden Fokker Dr.I with Early Ailerons and add a corrected engine cowling with enhanced detail.  The Roden kit provides good mid- and late-production ailerons for the Dr.I, however, a fair number of early Fokker Dr.Is carried the ailerons with extended-length counterbalances as used on the Fokker F.I prototypes. In some cases, one early and one mid production ailerons were carried on the same plane. This set allows you to model any of the early configuration Dr.Is.  

The ailerons are pretty straight forward items which are full of crisp rich detail to replace the kit parts.  The attachment points are thin and will be easy to deal with.  The trailing edge is ultra thin and tapered with the correct ribbing effect.  Light partially shines through the tailing edge on the thinner points.....simply lovely.
This new resin cowling from Cutting Edge Modelworks is a corrected cowling for the Roden Fokker Dr.I.  The Roden kit has a definite weak spot in the lack of detail on the cowling.  This carefully crafted resin replacement includes a separate font plate, the fine rivet lines, and the rolled outer circumference as seen on the real Dr.1.
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Resin casting is of a very high quality and all the detail is very well done with no air bubbles.  These resin items from Cutting Edge Modelworks will permit you to equip your Fokker Dr.I with the early ailerons and a engine cowling with improved detail and will help you get your Dr.1 looking as accurate as possible. 

I would like to thank Cutting Edge Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford

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