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Toko 1/72 Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter A5967 2 Sqn AFC


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G'Day All,

 

okay, its technically not a RAAF aircraft, however, this aircraft served with the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) during WWI.

The AFC become the RAAF in 1921.

 

So, here is the Toko 1/72 Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter marked up as A5967 from 2 Sqn AFC.

According to the Australian War Memorial (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H12729%3A33), this aircraft flew in France, during WWI.

 

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The kit is built straight out of the box.  I didn't rig the model, as I wanted an easy build, since this is one of several bi-planes I built at the same time.

 

The model was painted with Gunze and Vallejo acrylics and Humbrol Enamels.

Decals are a mixture of kit decals and number decal from a stenciling set.

 

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Did you have any difficulty installing the upper wing? Those "W" parts in the kit are really wimpy feeling and I was wondering if you had any problems.

 

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13 hours ago, spejic said:

Did you have any difficulty installing the upper wing? Those "W" parts in the kit are really wimpy feeling and I was wondering if you had any problems.

 

yeah, there were some fit issues with them.  They were also fragile

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Very nice!   That tail-on view shows you got it all perfectly aligned!  (That can be a real challenge with this kit!). 

 

I also really like the subtle shading you did on the wings— how was that accomplished?

 

 

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