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A post with more detail and with a high level of accuracy and excellent assembly quality will be published in about a week from today we are working on it now and also a larger amount of photos

The Pour le Mérite, one of the highest military orders of merit in the German Empire, has a more well-known name, the Blue Max. This name was given in honor of Max Immelmann (The Eagle of Lille), the first German World War I flying ace. He’s also the first pilot to receive the Blue Max. Among the 700 people awarded with the Blue Max, 80 were fighter pilots. The Fokker Dr.I triplane became a classic WWI aircraft thanks to its outstanding performance. It’s interesting that many of its pilots were the winners of the Blue Max. The stories of the aces and their aircraft have been enthusiastically told and retold.MENG is honored to work again with the Clarion Culture on this classic fighter aircraft product. Founded in 2006, the Clarion Culture is the only professional organization in the study and promotion of order and decoration culture in the Chinese world. The Clarion Culture has published books on orders and decorations like Clarion collection (14 volumes), WWII German Decoration System Study and Pictorial History of the Imperial Order of the Double Dragon in the Qing Dynasty, and a series of books on world ships, land warfare weapons, world aviation and individual equipment.With the help of the Clarion Culture, MENG will release a collection-class large-scale QS-003s Fokker Dr.I Triplane model kit. This product includes a complete 1/24 Fokker Dr.I Triplane kit and a collection-class replica of the Blue Max. The production of this replica medal is supervised by the Clarion Culture. Made of superior materials, this replica medal features exquisite details and accurate appearance. Combination of the legendary triplane and the highest military medal makes this product a classic collection. What’s more, this product will be released as a limited edition one. Don’t miss it.

From today’s point of view, the Fokker Dr.I triplane looks so weird, but 100 years ago, it was no doubt a killer in the sky. Its three wings brought excellent maneuverability. Metal bracing wires were hidden inside the aircraft to further reduce the drag and guarantee its flight speed. Thanks to its maneuverability, speed, the synchronisation gear and superb flying skills of German pilots, the Fokker Dr.I triplane shocked its rivals when it made its debut. Richthofen was not the only Fokker Dr.I pilot who made a splash in the combats. Ernst Udet, the second highest scoring German flying ace with 62 victories, also achieved outstanding results on Fokker Dr.I.

MENG now releases another Fokker Dr.I, the QS-003 Fokker Dr.I Triplane. The 1/24 scale product can better show the features of this legendary triplane. The finished model will be 299.99mm wide and 243.2mm long. This kit includes precision PE parts and clear parts.

This 1/24 scale model features better details. The airborne machine guns have one-piece metal cooling jackets and PE gun sights.

The air-cooled rotary engine is a typical product of its times. The 1/24 scale engine features more realistic and detailed construction.

This model features accurate wing structure and realistic fabric covering.

The wheels are highly detailed. The text and canvas texture are replicated.

The classic legend deserves a more detailed replica. More exciting details will be revealed later. Stay tuned.

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More details and photos of Tamiya 24355 1/24 McLaren Senna

Uncompromising supersports bearing the name of a legendary driver
McLaren Automotive, which forms the McLaren Group with McLaren Racing participating in F1 races, is in charge of developing and selling high-performance supersports cars. The McLaren Senna is the super sports car that the company unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Show. Named after the legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna, this machine was developed with the concept of “a road car that demonstrates the best performance on the circuit.” A mid-engined 4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that delivers 800 horsepower is mounted on a lightweight body that uses a lot of carbon fiber. The body thoroughly pursues cooling, aerodynamics, and downforce of each part. It features an aggressive form reminiscent of a racing car, which sets it apart from smoothness. Although it was a limited production of 500 cars, it attracted attention because it was already sold out at the time of the announcement.

Model outline
★ 1/24 scale, total length 198 mm, total width 91 mm, total height 51 mm. ★ The complex body shape that pursues aerodynamics is reproduced as it is in the actual vehicle. ★ Parts are divided for ease of painting, such as molding the window frame on the monocoque side and separating the seat and pad as separate parts. The brake caliper and disc are also separate parts, so it is also a point that the disc rotates. ★ The V8 twin-turbo engine has a sufficient three-dimensional effect while reducing the number of parts. ★ Not only the front radiator but also the rear side radiator is modeled. ★ The spartan interior has a real finish. ★ The gas strut for opening and closing the door is a separate part. ★ The instrument panel can be expanded or retracted. ★ Metal inlet marks are available for the McLaren logo. ★ The tires are made of solid rubber with a texture. ★ The front wheels can be steered. ★ European specifications, North American specifications, and Japanese specifications can be selected and assembled.

The complex modeling that thoroughly pursues aerodynamics is reproduced as it is in the actual vehicle.

Including the mid-engined V8 twin turbo engine, the subframe and suspension are also spectacular.

Transparent parts of windows and roofs are assembled without using adhesives and do not need to be painted separately.

The window and roof transparent parts are fitted into the upper monocoque, and the outer pillars and body panel are assembled.

The transparent panel built into the door can also be assembled by simply fitting it in without using adhesive.

The brake disc and caliper are made into separate parts for ease of painting.

The exhaust end and license plate at the rear of the car body are available in US specifications (left) and European specifications (right).

The instrument panel is selectable between full display mode (deployed state: right) and slim display mode (stored state: left).

Separate parts for seat and pad. Easy to finish with different colors.

The aero blades installed inside the intake under the headlights are also reproduced.

A large rear wing mounted with a swan-neck type stay reminiscent of a GT machine. The stay base has a three-stage louver shape.

A flat under panel covered with an under panel. The double-structured rear diffuser is also powerful.