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1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov Sopwith Triplane 'Black Flight'


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Dear all,

 

Just finished the new kit from KP of the Sopwith Triplane.

 

Although this is leagues ahead of the nearest rival, the ancient Revell kit, it is still not perfect.   The overall dimensions and look of the model of the kit look good once complete, but the detail is basic from the box with certain small details missing.  Fit is generally good although a few points to be aware of :

 

1. The cabane struts that extend into the cockpit make fitting the pilots seat difficult unless some of the strut is cut away;

2. Wings require very careful alignment to get the look and fit correct - I ended up spending a fair bit of time at this part but could not get an entirely perfect setup;

3. Decals are out of register, very thin and slightly over sized so require careful handling and placing on model correctly

 

I added more details to cockpit and Vickers gun.  Also knocked up basic wind driven fuel pump for starboard cabane strut.  Pitot tube added to starboard interplane strut and control horns for the ailerons.   Rigged with combination of invisible mending thread and Oschi fine and standard eleastic thread.   I admit this part of the build unfortunately has not come out as well as I would have liked.

 

Other than that, a nice little kit and great to see a new offering of the aircraft in this scale

 

Chose to build 'Black Sheep' version of this kit.   I hope it does not look too bad.

 

Regards 

 

Dave

 

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Not too shabby at all. Certainly better than the Revell one oob!

 

Ian

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It looks great from here, you have done a cracking job and rigging does look good.  Like the wind driven pump generator and the weathering looks great too. 

Fantastic work. 

Chris

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That's awesome!.

Your skill & application to getting everything aligned really paid off.

I love the subtle weathering too.  👍👍

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Excellent model of a very small aeroplane. In this scale it really is tiny but the rigging looks first class and the wind pump wholly in scale. The oil staining under the fuselage and wing is also very convincing. A fine model which will certainly gain awards when we can finally get back to club meetings.

 

P

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Hi Dave. That really turned out beautifully - especially in 1/72. It must have taken a lot of patience. I am well impressed! :worthy: :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Wha.. I totally missed this release.. The build looks good though and will motivate me to be on the lookout for this one at my LHS. Nice!

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