A beautiful 1/72 scale model of the Fokker E.V from the German Naval Aviation was built by Max Bentley – using an Arma Hobby kit and a custom-printed serial number decal.

It’s a small plane, but with an extremely colorful and impressive camo and markings. We recommend this kit to everyone who has at least basic modelling experience and wants to try their hand at building Great War planes – which are usually slightly more difficult projects, thanks to the complicated construction of the wings with rigging, etc. This Fokker does not pose such challenges to the modeller, and despite this, allows you to enjoy building the famous fighter of the Great War. At the same time, this kit is carefully researched and well-detailed to satisfy even the most experienced modeller.

Max Bentley wrote:

I’ve been wanting to build your E.V kit for some time, but only recently decided to get one and build it. I wish I had done this earlier as the kit was a joy to build. I can guarantee I’ll be building more Arma kits in the future. Anyways, a bit about the model.

This is Fokker E.V 143/18, flown by Vflgm. Carl Kuring of Marine Feld Jagdstaffel II during August of 1918. The kit was built almost entirely out of the box, with the exception of custom printed serial number decals. The kit itself is amazing. Pretty much everything fit without trimming or modifications; the only part that needed some work was the interior framing.

Brzytwa Fokkera – E.V/D.VIII

I especially appreciated the engineering of the cabane struts and the alignment jig for the undercarriage struts. Both things made what is typically the most complex part of any WW1 airplane a piece of cake to build.


For the wing, I used Achim Engel’s research as a basis for the color profile. I also decided to vary the color of the underlying wood panels to give the wing a bit more visual interest.

Skrzydło Fokkera E.V

The kit was painted with a mix of Tamiya acrylics, Mr Hobby Lacquers and oil paints.

Needless to say, I will definitely build this kit again in the future.

More photos, also in-progress build of this Fokker, and many other Max Bentley’s models you can see on social media:


See also:

Zobacz niesamowitą animację Toma Grigata zainspirowaną modelem Fokkera Arma Hobby:

Fokker E.V – Galeria – Magnus Fridsell

Fokker E.V – sklejony model Arma Hobby 1/72

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