Okay here we go. Finally some new caricatures and just in time for the Christmas rush. I have had several people recently, (and you know who you are) drop subtle hints about having a Fokker Dr1 caricature as part of my collection. I have had a basic sketch of the Dr on paper for some time and it has just been patrolling the back burner as other caricatures have been deployed to the front. Well here it is… the BHA version of the Dr1. And why stop at just one. We have added two (and at least two more waiting in the wings.
First up is Manfred von Richthofen’s DR1 425/17. This version is one of the early paint schemes (a follow up version will be the late white tail in which he was shot down after scoring kills number 79 and 80) and the all red that we all associate with the Baron.
Next up is the blue and white Dr1 of Lt August Raben of Jasta 18. There are reports and speculation that this aircraft was actually red and white. (I will also have that version for the purists out there) I really like the blue version so that is where I went.
Lastly (at least for this post) we have a fine art version of Manfred von Richthofen’s Dr.1. I have created a print with the “Baron” cruising above the country side looking for his next ‘victim’ and enjoying the calm before the storm. The freedom of flight that all pilots embrace. I might look to put both Dr’s in one print like this so look for that soon.