Another German/Corgi color-bomb.
A personal observation about wartime
camo, or lack thereof: The side that
seems to be more confident (and wins more often), or has the superior
organization, seems to have the most colorful planes: observe
German superiority in WWI reflected in their aerial rainbowing;
then think of the increasingly loud color schemes of the USAAF
versus the dank greys, blues, and tans of the surviving German
forces in WWII. In the pacific, the Japanese stuck with either
navy or army green camo, while the USAAF went over to natural
metal, and the USN to dark blue (a color I have never understood,
since it must have stuck out like a sore thumb against the sky).
Another observation about this model:
I should have noted in my last review of the D.VII that they are
almost 60% plastic. The only metal seems to be in the fuselage
sides and top, as well as the bottom wing. This model weights
only about half as much as the lovely Sopwith Camel shown in some
of these pictures. This is just more evidence that plastic is
taking over the diecast market. The reason is probably economic,
since the price of these 60% to 75% plastic-but-supposedly diecast
planes has been climbing precipitously for the last few years,
and plastic will always be cheaper than metal.