Meikraft Pfalz D.IIIa
One of my all time favourites. I built this years ago and I still can't believe I managed to pull this paint job off. Sometimes I'm tempted to try it again with the Eduard 1/48th Pfalz just to see if this one was a fluke, however that kind of thinking usually has me waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. Such folly!
I have a couple more of these Meikraft Dllla's and they're really quite nice, and why shouldn't they be, they're a direct copy of the Czech Masters resin kit as far as I know.
I added detail to the cockpit and replaced the radiator hoses and landing gear legs with brass rod. The propellor was carved from two pieces of 1/16th inch plywood laminated together. Rigging is stretched sprue, the engine and guns are from Aeroclub.
The lozenge camouflage is Almarks which, in retrospect, looks like it was based on the "night" colours to me. It's funny how all the decal manufacturers say their lozenge fabric is authentic and based on actual specimens, and yet they're all completely different! I'm not sure if there really was that much variation in the actual fabric colours or if the decal companies are just on flights of fancy, so to speak. I think the Pegasus/Blue Max sheets are the best at present and I'll use them on my next project.
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