Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fokker Eindecker

See, I told you my hobbies were all over the map! At one time, I was pretty heavy into WWI aircraft. My roommate at the time and I churned them out pretty regularly. This was one of my favorites, a Fokker Eindecker E.III as piloted by Kurt Wintgens, as far as I know the only pilot who wore glasses. After becoming an ace and ultimately achieving at least 19 kills (some say 22), Wintgens was killed in action in September 1916. This is probably close to 15 years old by now, and if memory serves I built it with the 1/72 scale Revell kit.

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