02 April 2015

Return to the Great (Air) War

I finally finished a loooooon (years) overdue 1/72 plane for a friend. Lothar von Richthofen's DR1. The kit is from Eduard and probably the nicest plane model of this scale that I've put together.

Lothar's plane is, I think, even more striking than his more famous brother's. Now that I've done this, I'm feeling a bit of the WWI bug again, and want to do a second one for myself.

Speaking of the WWI bug... I played Wings of Glory for the first time earlier this week. One of my co-workers picked up one of the paired plane sets, along with a couple of single planes, and a game mat. Pretty easy to learn, and along the lines of Blue Max/Canvas Eagles, it's a pre-planning game of trying to predict your opponents actions and plan accordingly. I think I actually like the three move planning better, and the cards really help keep the game moving fast (once we figured everything out.)

The planes are very nice. Not crazy about the segmented posts on the flight stands, but it's a better solution than was used in Angels 20/Axis & Allies.

Needless to say, I dug out my box of half-finished planes today....


  1. Very Nice. I´ve got a couple of DR1´s but not the Eduard Version...which reminds me..I haven´t built a stringbag for a while now.

  2. Great looking tri-plane. Love the "camo" work.

  3. Very cool paint job. Like many gamers I have a small supply of great war fighters sitting around, and really must break them out and get them painted...

  4. Thanks!

    I'm glad to have had a nudge to paint this, it was enjoyable and I like the way it turned out.