Hachette have produced another modeller's partwork.  This time it's a famous plane, the Red baron's Fokker DR1 Triplane.  The magazine covers the history of flight and you get parts to make up the plane week by week.

This model of the Red Baron's famous red Fokker Dr1 Triplane is a massive 1/8th scale.

I've been lucky enough to have a sneak preview and I'm very impressed.  The model is made from laser cut ply for the wings, cast metal alloy parts for the engine,  brass and cast alloy in the fuselage, a fabulous laminated wooden prop, wood veneers in the cockpit, and various other materials.

The detail is very good, and the model seems to be very accurate, down to the correct internal construction and all the various fittings.  It's probably the most detailed aircraft kit I've seen.

Titanic builders will notice that this site is very similar to the Titanic's site.  The layout seemed to work well, so I didn't see any point in changing it.

The first issue should be on sale on the 29th December.  Part 2 was on sale on Wed 14th Jan and it will be weekly from then on.

I should point out that I have no connection with Hachette Publications and that this is a personal home page.  

Hachette contacts details for the UK  Customer Services are as follows.

Email

redbaron@jacklinservice.com

Telephone

0870 920 1138

Fax

0870 920 1135