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WNW Sopwith Triplane, 8 Squadron Royal Naval Air service ++FINISHED++


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Looks like it will be a lovely model to build. Current fave on Pheon decal sheet as indicated, because....

....One of my daughters friends is the great grand-daughter of Sir Herbert Thompson - ex RNAS, tripehound pilot and later knighted for service to India

He served in 8 sqn RNAS - possibly C flight and certainly flew Triplanes - as there are snippets on the web of interviews with him about the old flying staircase.

So Sir Bert - this ones for you!!

Jonners

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Nice choice Jonners, was thinking of purchasing one of these myself, but found a 1/48 Eduard Tripehound on ebay, which is my preferred scale of choice.

Looking forward to watching your build.

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More work on the wood graining.

I've applied some Indian Yellow over the initial dark brown oil - this has yellowed out the tone which was looking a little too red before, and is giving a nice fine grain. I'm reliably informed that British aircraft used a very fine grained high quality wood for their aero parts, so the grain pattern doesn't need to be coarse ( not like later war german parts which suffered from the effects of blockade and had to use inferior wood often), so the idea is to give a very tight fine grain. See what you think

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Wow Jonners thats looking great, love the wood grain

Instead of a 'how to' perhaps we could all send you the wood bits and you paint them (as you have had practice :worthy: ) then you send em back and we pretend it was our work all along :wicked:

will be watching this build now

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That'll be great Jonners

let me see what I can come up with!

Wow Jonners thats looking great, love the wood grain

Instead of a 'how to' perhaps we could all send you the wood bits and you paint them (as you have had practice :worthy: ) then you send em back and we pretend it was our work all along :wicked:

will be watching this build now

LOL, or I could trade with someone that likes Alcladding for some of my shiny rocket planes

Jonners

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You lucky fish to have one of these kits and I do like the struts, the wood grain effect is spot on. I'll be keeping an eye on the build thread.

Colin the envious...

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