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Evzone Inactive Member22 Jul 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Is anybody out there that makes early Great War aeroplanes circa 1914. I'm looking for types like the Taube, Voisin, Sopwith Tabloid, Be2a and alike to use with my 28mm Guns of August collection. Preferably prebuilt rather than kits, but I'd consider them too. Need them to be to a good wargames standard and able to withstand the rigours of being gamed with.

All advice appreciated, especially on recommendations for kit builders, manufacturers and scales to go for ie 1/48or 1/72. TIA….

Monkey Hanger Fezian Inactive Member22 Jul 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

Airfix do in 1/72nd scale

Be2a
Eindekker

Roden do some early War in 1/72nd DII and DIII

Revell do a DH2 in 1/72nd scale

search model sites like (great search engine – put in scale and aircraft name)

kingkit.co.uk

MH
:-)

phssthpok22 Jul 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

I believe all of those you mentioned are available from Fiddlers Green as card stock kits.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2018 7:47 p.m. PST

I still have an Eindekker, a Moraine Saulnier (sp?), and a DH-2 that I built in the mid-1960s. They are put away in a box right now.

Jim

Sailor Steve Inactive Member06 Aug 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

While not pre-built, there are a great many kits available. Most of them are either vacuform or resin. I've built a bunch myself, including Albatros and Aviatik B-and C-types, Voisins, FE.2s, Fokker D.I and D.2, FE.8, Bleriot XI, Martinsyde Scout and Elephant, and a couple of Fokker B-types.
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I use them all for gaming, so yes, while it's not easy or cheap, it can be done.

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