For an Albatross D.III in 1/32 scale, the question is meaningless,
there is only the Roden kit, or the short run kit from Battleaxe! Trust
me, Roden wins hands down!
As far as the various 1/48 kits go, the Eduard kits are far more
complex (etched parts, some resin, etc.) and more expensive accordingly.
However, I have seen the Roden kits made up to look just as good, IMHO!
With more detail and better molding, the Eduard kits are far easier
builds than the Roden kits in 1/48 and 1/72. I don't know of any Eduard
kits in 1/32. Given the choice between a modern Eduard kit and any Roden
kit, I'll happily reach for the Eduard.
Oh, the Eduard decals are usable; the Roden's are usually not.
Anyone seen the Roden 1/32 SE5? How long have I been waiting for that.
. . .
Eduard does have more polish. I like their Weekend Kits--one decal
choice, no photoetch or resin, color instructions in color on the
boxlid--old school modeling. Cheap, too.
tomcervo> Anyone seen the Roden 1/32 SE5? How long have I been
tomcervo> waiting for that. . . .
tomcervo> Eduard does have more polish. I like their Weekend
tomcervo> Kits--one decal choice, no photoetch or resin, color
tomcervo> instructions in color on the boxlid--old school
tomcervo> modeling. Cheap, too.
I have the Roden 1/72 W.1 which I am still building (fit is not
terribly good) and the Eduard 1/48 W.1 and yes, I agree, the Eduard
kit is way way better in all respects. That said, the Roden kit has
very nicely detailed MGs, very thin struts between the floats, and
good detail on the engine for its size (although some details differ
from the Eduard details, and I had to do some adjusting and chopping
here and there to get the engine to fit into the fuselage).
I haven't checked the decals yet, but since they're the German lozenge
pattern, I am goign to treat them *very* carefully.