Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

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Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:07 pm

I have a friend who recently told me, "now don't hate me, but just check out these kits, play around on their website awhile, let me know what you think."

Well I did.
Was not planning on building WWI airplanes.
Was certainly not planning on building anything in 1/32d scale.
Now I have eight or nine of them, produced by Wingnut Wings in New Zealand.
And I don't hate my wise friend.

Check out this website for a real model kit treat and please don't hate me.
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/

Snoopy in his Sopwith Camel is being chased by
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an Albatros D.V. my first WNW build.
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and a Pfalz D. IIIa, the 2nd built
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Rigging
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Finished
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The first two of a long line of colorful German aircraft in 16 X 26 feet of the display room's airspace, chasing Snoopy as he will eventually fly into the setting sun (a big poster of).
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(I imagine the long chasing line of aircraft as being like following a trail of crumbs, examining each in turn, leading to treasure)

The Red Baron's Fokker Dr. 1, once built, will always be found on Snoopy's tail as the chain of aircraft progress along the ceiling. The Dr. 1 is a Roden kit, not up to WNW's standard but the best model of it I could find.
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Am also working on the WNW Roland D. VIb
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A closer view
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Tom » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:50 pm

VERY cool. BTDT, not doing it again...

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by David MG » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:56 am

I see nothing, I see nothing, I see.........................
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by LUW » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:50 am

Not just cool, but ice cool Image.
But since I need a new theme as much as I need a new hole in my head right now, I'm not even browsing that site :D.
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Jager » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am

Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by LUW » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 am

Jager wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
You're NOT helping.
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 am

LUW wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 am
Jager wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
You're NOT helping.
First tanks , now aircraft.... :lol:
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:03 pm

Tom, Thank you
VERY cool. BTDT, not doing it again...
but what is BTDT? :oops:


David,
I see nothing, I see nothing, I see.........................
You are a wise man.


Luciano,
Not just cool, but ice cool Image.
Thank you
I'm not even browsing that site :D
Another wise man.


Jager,
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
That is a stunning build and I quite agree about the combination. I love the quality of Eduard P/E sets and use them with some of the WNWings models. You might have seen this of 1/48th scale 1930's aircraft displayed with 1930's Packards, but if not . . .
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Can anyone tell me why pictures, some of which have been posted for years disappeared today. 1st noticed on this post, poked around a bit and saw that it had happened else where too. I am a long time Photobucket user.
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Tom » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:45 pm

BTDT: been there, done that.

As for Photobucket: they decided to suddenly want a lot of money for hosting pictures.

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Ozmac » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:56 am

Wow, great builds and they look like very good kits.

Fortunately for me, I'm a "Braille scale" model builder, with almost exclusively 1/72 and 1/144 being my sizes for planes, so these big 1/32 babies are a bit big for little old me. But they do look great.

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Serafa » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:08 pm

Nice planes, Steve. They look amazing and professionaly very well built, congratulations!

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:04 pm

Tom,
BTDT: been there, done that.
Thanks, Makes sense, should have figured it out, and I knew I would be :oops: if I asked, and found tis true.


Ozmac and Serafa, Thank you for the positive comments. Much appreciated.

And Jager,
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
I ordered one today just to see for myself the kit's quality. Wonder what I will put it with once I finish all of these 1/32nd "butterflies" as one RAF pilot described the colorful German flying circus just 100 years ago.
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by scalainj » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:55 am

They look like superb kits and certainly make fantastic finished models.
Like David i've been there before and i'm not sure the missus would be too happy with 120 plus hanging from the ceiling again!
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:04 am

Andy,
120 plus hanging from the ceiling again!
WOW! That would be quite a sight. Would love to see a picture.
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:11 am

I thought I might post some pics of the first WNWings model that I built, the Albatros D.V., Paul Baumer, Jasta 5 (Green Tails), June 1917, (43 Victories). I hope you enjoy the build sequence.

Paint booth under the apricot tree, the primer is dangerous to ones health, note the paint mask in green
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Primed parts are drying in the garage
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Parts tree with some painted bulkheads
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It is coming together, grey engine parts on right
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Cockpit detail
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Engine on top of instruction booklet
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P/E machine guns were formed by rolling/shaping over a drill bit
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Creating the shaped plywood fuselage. The bits of sponge are how one applies a thin layer of striated brown oil paint, which is then removed with a piece of paper leaving what you see. A layer of clear dull spray paint then protects the finish.
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Painted camo on top wings with a brush, 1:1 was 4" wide which works out to be about 1/8" at 1/32nd scale
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Putting her together, wing rigging wires just showing bottom left, MG's mounted now
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Finished
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A lovely view to a Sopwith Camel pilot
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Rusty exhaust, laminated prop, and upper wing radiator seen in this view.
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by LUW » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:51 am

That looks utterly terrific! Image Image Image Image Image
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Tom » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:07 pm

What he said. Fab.

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Jager » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:52 pm

You make it look so easy Stewil. Great work !
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:15 pm

Again, Thanks for your positive comments Luciano and Tom, much appreciated.

Thanks to you too Jager,
Just noticed you are from Perth. It has been awhile now but we visited friends in Australind (spelling?), about 100 miles from Perth if I remember correctly. A wonderful memory was walking the golf course pulling an empty golf cart, the kangaroos being unafraid - out and about, as long as we were pulling those carts. :D
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by stewil » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:26 pm

The Red Baron's Fokker Dr. 1 is now chasing Snoopy's Sopwith Camel and there it will stay.
I hope you enjoy the pics.

Finally finished
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Some of the cockpit and MG detail
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Inverted and on Snoopy's tail
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as is the Albatros (on S's tail that is)
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and the Pfalz.
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All three chasers in one shot
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One last pretty pic of the Albatros engine's exposed rocker arms and exhaust detail.
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Serafa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Awesome models, Steve!

Technical question: can the Red Baron fly upside-down? My apologies for the ignorance. :oops:

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:11 pm

Wow, fabulous builds!

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by LUW » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:49 pm

Great model and a wonderful way to display it!

Your posts are always an inspiration!
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