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Roland D.VIb
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 07:30 AM UTC

The up and coming manufacturer "Fly" has been providing the modeling community with gems since they began production. Their typical low pressure injected moulded kits are reminiscent of the the early Blue Max series without white metal extras. Now they have released their best yet. Filling the gap on our display shelves with a very reasonable 1:48 version of the Roland D.VIb types with the Benz motor.

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Thanks!
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 02:43 AM UTC
I think I've found my first Fly kit!
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 02:44 AM UTC
Hi all

Not sure why this topic was locked originally? - that could account for the lack of input in the last four or so years since it was posted... (Fred's admin access probably bypassed it) - anyway, duly unlocked now!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 05:15 AM UTC
Fly Models kits are a good value - I had their Roland D.VIa... You get high quality resin cast engine (IIRC post war gives you both, Bz.III and Mercedes D.IIIa options), Photoetch, some other multi-media pieces, lozenge decals...

My only problem is that the kit I got had bad luck of having Bz.III engine for the D.VIa version and promised replacement never arrived... This was in 2012 and I hope customer service is improved.

I also recall decals for DVIa option having serials for DVIb... Picky stuff, but otherwise I was not too broken up about it.

Must have for 1/48 builders!
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:56 PM UTC
For a look at both a & b versions see this link.

click here.