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Sopwith Triplane "Black Maria", Eduard 1/48  
 


My fifth model of 2020 is a important piece of aviation history: the Sopwith Triplane as flown by Raymond Collishaw in the Black Flight.
It is in scale 1/48 and based on the Eduard kit. Some kit parts are replaced by wood and metal e.g. airscrew, tail skid and cockpit parts. Beside the kit PE I used PE from the company Parts, the Clerget engine from Small Stuff, the seat belts are made by HGW and the terminals for the RAF wire rigging is from Gaspatch.
The paints are from Mr.Paint, especially the nice PC12 needs to be mentioned, Alclad, Gunze and oil paints for the weathering.
 

I really like the final look of the model ...
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And I tried a little experiment :)

My be you know that picture of Collishaws Triplane:
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My imitation:
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And again in color:
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Thanks for watching!

Cheers,
Frank

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2 hours ago, Bughunter said:

I really like the final look of the model ...

And well you should! It's something extra special!

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Very ell done.  The propeller and struts look very good as does the rigging and the accentuation of the ribs on the underside.  AS you can tell I think you have done a great job on this.

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I love the picture with the real life simulation - a great model!

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Wow- that is one beautiful model! The finish on the prop and struts is incredibly realistic, as is the finish on the undersides of the flying surfaces. You have every right to be proud of this one! As the others have stated, the PC12 looks spot-on! 👍

Mike

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Wow, what a overwhelming feedback :worthy:

 

I think I should show some of the mentioned details too :coolio:

 

The real wood struts:

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Soldered control stick

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The result of some work: two Vickers front parts. Gaspatch Vickers are also nice, but I like here the real openings with light going through.
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The airscrew is prepared.
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IP and milled struts:

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Clerget from Small Stuff:

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The scratched seat: alu, wood, milliput cushion and HGW seat belts. NO wicker seat!
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A pump, created from brass and nickel silver.
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And painted:
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The tail skid was made from wood and I scratched and soldered some brass parts.
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All parts are tinned.
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The skid is completed. The friction piece (0.6mm brass is soldered on a 0.1mm holder) is fixed with 0.2mm nickel silver bolts. The skid can slewing in the hinge bearing. And for steering it can move in the axle.
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So all of my new parts are plugged together to create a nice Triplane tail.
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Scratched pulleys in the wings, closed with clear foil and PE frame.

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Raised ribs created with masking and primer.

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Landing gear with metal and wood:

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There are more and many things are shown on the final model.

Cheers,

Frank

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As usual, a tiny work of art. Fabulous!

The black and white photo looks more real than the real.

 

I'd love to see a few photos of your full collection Frank - that's one art gallery that would be exceptional. 

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That is a stunning looking model and it was obvious before you added the photos of the extras that you had put a lot of work into it. Those scratch built additions are works of art in their own right.

 

Duncan B

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Wow - outstanding work, Frank -

 

Truly stunning result on the Eduard's Tripe hound

 

Regards

 

Dave

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OK, now you're just showing off! I could never, never do that kind of detailing in my preferred scale, but I sure as heck can appreciate what you have done in yours! I am soooo depressed now!

Mike

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What an absolutely stunning model, the extra scratch built pieces are works of art. 

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Thank you all for your comments and likes!:worthy:

More information about the build of this model can be found here:

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11063.0

 

On 8/17/2020 at 6:44 PM, Gorby said:

I'd love to see a few photos of your full collection Frank - that's one art gallery that would be exceptional. 

That is not the latest state, but you will get an impression. There is still enough space for more projects :wink:

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Cheers,

Frank

 

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9 minutes ago, Bughunter said:

That is not the latest state, but you will get an impression.

Wow, wow and a few more 'wow's'. Even your display case is a thing of beauty! :shocked:

 

Thanks for the photo Frank – I can die happy now that I've seen heaven.

 

P.S. I can't see your F-35? :wink:

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32 minutes ago, Gorby said:

I can die happy now that I've seen heaven.

:thumbsup:

 

The display case is wall mounted 1.20x1.00m in my corridor, 6 layers for models, but only 21cm deep. That is nice, yes - but on the other hand the reason why I cannot build WNW models. They are just to big.

More depth was not possible because of a fold-out stair.

I made my own dazzle-free LED lightning from the front, so the models are flooded in light from below and above. So I do not built bases, because that would only block the light. So all the details are presented to the viewer :nod:

 

And yes, the F-35 is missing because the picture is not fresh. All the actual models like Benz Motorwagen, Sopwith Schneider, Dolphin and Triplane are not shown.

 

Cheers,

Frank

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Absolutely stunning models Frank, thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

 

Brian

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7 hours ago, BeeKay said:

Absolutely stunning models Frank, thanks for sharing 

Brian, you can find most of them here in the 'Ready for Inspection' section.
And more to come :coolio: The next ones will be a Morane-Saulnier type I in russian service (converted from type N kit) and - if I can repair the masking damage to the lozenge decals - a Albatros Triplane. That is a crazy project in terms of effort.

 

Cheers,

Frank

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