I've been thinking about this kit for a while and am wondering just how accurate it is for the prototype, it is. I seem to remember something about the tailplane being incorrect for the prototype but it was a while ago and am no longer sure. Can anyone why knows about this comment or, perhaps, point me to an accurate on-line review?
The Roden Albatros looks decent in the box, but I can't comment about the fit. There are some sinkmarks on parts, which seem to vary from kit to kit. Mine has sinkmarks on the prop near the boss and on the exhaust pipe, which seems common, but others has reported sinkmarks on other parts that are more difficult to correct. One issue is that it only builds into the early D.III with the center wing radiator and the radiator is molded into the upper wing. Unfortunately, two of the decal options are for late D.IIIs with the offset radiator (Roden even tells you this), so you can't make two of the seven options OOTB. If you were happy with the DR.1, then you'll probably be happy with this one also. Overall molding quality is similar.
The kit contains two tail planes, the one with the curved leading edges should be used for all aircraft depicted by the decal sheet supplied. Where Roden got the idea that the prototype (101/17) had the straight edged tail plane is a mystery. Also, neither of these three aircraft should have the underwing skids. There was a very detailed review of the basic Roden DR.1 kit in Windsock, vol. 21, #3. If you want to order back issues of Windsock the Albatross Publications e-mail address is: