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"How Many Red Barons Do You Own?" Topic

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26 May 2018 6:10 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Oct 2017 6:29 p.m. PST

The Red Baron flew in different aircraft, with different paint schemes. And you may game in more than one scale. So… how many Red Barons do you own? (Must be painted to count.)

Winston Smith21 Oct 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

When I did Great War aeroplanes in 1/72, one of my triplanes was of course his. I had no Albatri or other planes of his.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Exactly one (Wings of Glory, and bright red triplane)

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Oct 2017 7:52 p.m. PST

I recently reviewed one book – TMP link – and apparently the Red Baron would have his plane painted red (or not) depending on which side of the lines they were fighting. Also, sometimes the national markings were left off; and the style of the German cross changed (his final plane had the cross repainted).

Great War Ace21 Oct 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

I have an Albatros D.II which is modeled on the description of one of his early planes. He tried various camouflage schemes, then gave up and went the opposite to garish, choosing red. My D.II has a mottled fuselage and dark green wings streaked brown. I also have a DR.I with the cowl and top wing painted red, which I believe is a verified "red" scheme of the Baron's triplane (this model was painted by a friend who doesn't game air war anymore and I inherited it).

peterx Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 9:25 p.m. PST


redmist112221 Oct 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

In 1:72 scale models…Eindecker E.III, Albatros D.II, D.III, and D.V., and of course the Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker…so five of them bad boys. All with their unique paint schemes.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Oct 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

I didn't know the Red Baron flew the Zero! evil grin

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 11:11 p.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 1:46 a.m. PST

2, an Albatross D2 and a Fokker DR1

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 2:44 a.m. PST


Sobieski22 Oct 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

One. The obligatory DR I. But though scarlet it doesn't particularly represent von Richthofen's aircraft, and is currently being used by my wife's pet, Lt von Dortmundt, Order of the Black Eagle.

Ewan Hoosami22 Oct 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

I have in my 1/144 Wings of War/Glory collection, 7 different Red Baron aircraft as original and repaints:
Roland CII,
Albatros DII Nr.491/16, 1st Victory bare wood fuselage
Albatros DII Nr.491/16, 15th Victory red fuselage, painted over markings
Albatros DIII Nr.2253/17 Red fuselage camoflauge upper wings
Albatros DV Nr.4693/17, 62nd Victory
Fokker Dr.1 477/17, 73rd Victory
Fokker Dr.1 425/17 All red death machine!

Texas Jack22 Oct 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

None, I also donīt have any other acesī aircraft, so no slight against the Baron personally.

21eRegt22 Oct 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

I have a pair of triplanes and numerous Albatross fighters, but none as the Baron.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

The red Triplane from Wings of Glory. After all, that's the plane Snoopy fought against, right? evil grin

Legion 422 Oct 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

I normally don't buy frozen pizza … pizza

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 11:17 a.m. PST


14Bore22 Oct 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

If Legion 4 didn't I would have.

GGouveia22 Oct 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

3 the red Triplane from WOG, an Albatros Diii and A Roland 2 seater.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 11:03 p.m. PST

Red Baron is my favorite brand of beer. I have a keg in my fridge.

Old Wolfman23 Oct 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

Got his red DR-1,his Albatros D-III in 1/72(Aerodrome). And a few more in 1/144(WOG).

boy wundyr x23 Oct 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

1 – the classic, in 1/285. Too many other cool paint schemes for other guys to give him multiple options right now.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

I loving going to Red Barons. They have the best burgers in town.

piper90923 Oct 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

At least four! Maybe five.

Note to Ye Ed: German aviation insignia changed in 1918, from the Maltese Cross to a simpler cross, hence the varying style of crosses painted on planes at different periods (not only the Red Baron's).

Sailor Steve23 Oct 2017 8:30 p.m. PST


john snelling31 Oct 2017 8:15 p.m. PST


Elenderil08 Nov 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

None. My WW1 German biplanes are in fictional colour schemes using Orange and White as a theme. I play in 1/300th so its more to be able to identify individual aircraft than anything else. I may have a Orange Ritter somewhere in the collection.

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