Wednesday, March 14, 2018


HERE'S A BEAUTIFULLY MADE Fokker Triplane, made by Tom Grigat, a master of building scale models, and of creating stop-motion mini-movies that show how they are assembled.

SMN report: The 1:16 scale Fokker Dr1 Triplane is from Artesania Latina. It's a multimedia kit, with parts made largely of wood and metal.

Tom Grigat reckons the kit is "... relatively easy to build and well guided. It includes step-by-step instructions with video tutorials and more than 600 photos for a simpler and more pleasant assembly. I tried to let the pieces act for theirselves and show how to build an aircraft."

You can see how the kit all goes together in Tom's truly excellent video (below).

The original aircraft was a compact design, so even at 1:16 scale, the wingspan extends to just 450 mm (17.7 in) which means that storage and display shouldn't too much of an issue.

More pix of the assembled Fokker Triplane (below).

A gorgeous looking result and a great video. Thanks for the excellent work, Tom.

Click here to visit another Triplane (below) at the excellent Flixton aviation museum.

Click here to visit Artasania Latina.