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Pagey

1/32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith 'Ships Camel'

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First of all, this is my first ever Wingnut wings kit.  I am sure it is not going to be my last!  an absolute joy to build.  Even putting the top wings didnt generate lots of swearing (which is common for me building biplanes)

 

I tried using HGW wood effect decals on the outside of the fuselage panels. the wing struts and even the propeller and really am please with the results. a couple of areas where the decals overlapped and caused a more orangy patch.

 

Rigging was fun as always.  sometimes the elastic thread superglues first time, other time it wont stick after 10 attempts.  Also used Mig Ammo thread for the fuselage side wires (not really visible in pics other that the above pic taken of the back section of the plane) and the flaps wiring.  The Mig ammo stuff stuck like a dream

 

49473121576_0fa7236ef2_z.jpg20200201_142237 by Richard Page, on Flickr

49473123341_7b20f72c95_z.jpg20200201_142341 by Richard Page, on Flickr

49472739828_484aea392a_z.jpg20200201_142344 by Richard Page, on Flickr

49472639518_9ef367d4eb_z.jpg20200201_142349 by Richard Page, on Flickr

49472639293_a14f62cb6a_z.jpg20200201_142356 by Richard Page, on Flickr

 

Light rigging wire visible

49472637718_cfa71052a8_z.jpg20200201_142416 by Richard Page, on Flickr

49472637443_6aa6a5e7df_z.jpg20200201_142434 by Richard Page, on Flickr

 

fine rigging wire on flap controls

49472637228_b96077fd79_z.jpg20200201_142442 by Richard Page, on Flickr

 

49472637043_5854704658_z.jpg20200201_142258 by Richard Page, on Flickr

49473344652_88795c7f55_z.jpg20200201_142310 by Richard Page, on Flickr

 

The prop came out really well with the wood decal.  I decided to do the centre bit black as it would have been impossible to decal it neatly.  Not 100% authentic, but I quite like the look of it

49473344507_1db7290c63_z.jpg20200201_142316 by Richard Page, on Flickr

 

49472636168_16aa0ce431_z.jpg20200201_142319 by Richard Page, on Flickr

 

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Anyone who can build and rig a bi plane gets my respect, good job!

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Thanks mate. Wingnut wings kits are well worth trying

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Lovley 

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Fantastic job!! and especially with the rigging too...I am very much not looking forward to this bit, but I do have the Ammo MiG stuff to use.

 

 

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On 2/3/2020 at 12:55 PM, Mikey-1980 said:

Fantastic job!! and especially with the rigging too...I am very much not looking forward to this bit, but I do have the Ammo MiG stuff to use.

 

 

I used easyline for the wing rigging and Mig ammo for the finer details

 

22 hours ago, Worms said:

And still tiny at 1/32 😄.

That's lovely!

 

It is the perfect size I think.  Not much longer than a 1/72 F-15! 

 

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I have one WnW in the locker. Its a Hanover. A beautiful kit with lots of research and details. What prompted me to buy it is WnW's great novelty of subjects. Whats stopping me to build it is so many unknowns like putting together two wings, wooden texture on propeller and the dreaded rigging. 

 

Your build though gives me confidence that it can be done. 

 

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17 hours ago, stalal said:

I have one WnW in the locker. Its a Hanover. A beautiful kit with lots of research and details. What prompted me to buy it is WnW's great novelty of subjects. Whats stopping me to build it is so many unknowns like putting together two wings, wooden texture on propeller and the dreaded rigging. 

 

Your build though gives me confidence that it can be done. 

 

i'm not a WW1 builder for the same reasons you give above.  The only Biplanes I have built in the past couple of years have been a 1/48 Gladiator (which resulted in a lot of swearing, broken struts and also had the thing fly across the living room in anger) an eduard Albatross which resulted in swearing (but not as much as the Gladiator) But the WNW was a breath of fresh air.  A little bit of struggling to get the top wing on but not much.  The fit on these kits is that good.  if it is not fitting well, you may need to rub off some of the paint you have applied

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Museum quality work Richard,I often shudder at the price of these kit's but when you see what can be done it makes perfect sense.

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3 hours ago, Pagey said:

i'm not a WW1 builder for the same reasons you give above.  The only Biplanes I have built in the past couple of years have been a 1/48 Gladiator (which resulted in a lot of swearing, broken struts and also had the thing fly across the living room in anger) an eduard Albatross which resulted in swearing (but not as much as the Gladiator) But the WNW was a breath of fresh air.  A little bit of struggling to get the top wing on but not much.  The fit on these kits is that good.  if it is not fitting well, you may need to rub off some of the paint you have applied

 

We could build it or not, but its an amazing kit with lots of research. Attention to detail is just awesome. Although all of this comes at price. 

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On 2/5/2020 at 2:15 PM, stalal said:

 

We could build it or not, but its an amazing kit with lots of research. Attention to detail is just awesome. Although all of this comes at price. 

agreed.  The price would normally put me off.  luckily a club member was selling some of his stash and I got this for  a good price

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Where to find wire for rigging is my question. Is rigging different for German and British aircraft? 

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