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The Baron and his Fünfdecker Fokker


So I built it multiple times.



The Baron and his Fünfdecker Fokker was released in 1971. Being a fan of the comic Snoopy vs The Red Baron I remember seeing this kit for the first time in the 1973 Revell catalogue and wanting it but it took a couple of years before I got one and then I built it straight out of the box.
After some years I decided to remove two wings and the V8 engine to get a Triplane. I repainted it green and red like the box top on the Revell 1/72 kit.
(Model finished 2005)



The model didn't survive so I wanted to build this kit again for many years and in 2005 I finally found an old kit at a reasonable price, so I built a Triplane again. I added some struts in front of the cockpit this time and made a wheel cover.




It became red and green this time too. Those old kits had self-adhesive stickers so I had to make new decals for it.







Third time lucky?


I wanted a second kit to build as the Fünfdecker with the V8 as well but I found the kits to expensive but finally it was rereleased by Revell.
(Model finished 2019)



I had plans of building it straight out of the box and it started well.




But then something went wrong. As I had the V8 left over from the Triplane build I decided to make this one a double V8 engined plane. Strange. After waiting all those years to build it, I failed. But it was the same thing with the Tijuana Taxi I never managed to find as a kid. When I finally got the chance I messed up. I had to get a second kit and build it again.




Finally I managed to finish the Baron. It has been lurking on the desk for month waiting for the wheels and the propeller.



Here are both planes together.









Stockholm November 20, 2019 No updates
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